Brickelle Bro

Swimming

Name: Brickelle Bro
Sport: Swimming
Event(s): 50m Freestyle, 100m Freestyle, 400m Freestyle, 100m Butterfly
Classification: S8, SB7, SM8
Height: 5-9
Weight: 135
DOB: 11/11/1996
Birthplace: Provo, Utah
Hometown: Castle Pines, Colo.
High School: Rock Canyon High School (Littleton, Colo.) ‘15
College: Stanford University ’15, Marine Biology
Team/Club: Stanford University
Coach(es): Greg Meehan
Paralympic Experience
  • Two-time Paralympian (2012, 2016)
  • London 2012 Paralympic Games, 5th (400m free)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2015 – 6th (200m IM), 6th (400m free), 7th (100m fly), 7th (100m free)
  • Years of Participation: 2015
  • Top Finish: 6th – 2015 (200m IM, 400m free)
Personal: Bro began swimming at the age of eight and had fibular hemimelia and amniotic band syndrome before birth, resulting in the amputation of both of legs below the knee. Bro made a name for herself at the 2011 CanAms and the 2012 Paralympic Trials as she went on to finish fifth at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. She set American records in the 1000y free and 1650y free as a high schooler and broke the 1650y record again as a freshman at Stanford University....Daughter of Layne and Heather Bro…Has one brother, Cayden, and one sister, Hadley…Interests include volunteering, video editing and production, playing the piano and hiking …Has 100 pairs of Converse shoes…Received a pair of high-heeled feet for her senior prom… She has set up a foundation called 'My Feet Don't Stink', which aims to empower young girls who have an impairment…In May 2011 she received the John Lynch Foundation Exceptional Star Of The Year Award…She was named the 2011 Colorado Disability Swimmer Of The Year.

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