Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace

Arianna Vanderpool Wallace











Arianna is a Bahamian Olympic swimmer whose name is sprinkled throughout the Bahamas Swimming Federation’s record books from the 9-10 year old age group and up. Arianna moved to the United States to attend high school at the prestigious Bolles School in Florida, then went on to become an NCAA Champion competing for Auburn University while earning her degree in hotel and restaurant management. She competed in the 2008 and 2012 Olympics, and finished 8th in the 50 freestyle in London, making history at the time as the first Bahamian woman ever to qualify for the finals in a swimming event. Arianna claimed four gold medals and two meet records at the 2014 Central American and Caribbean Games in Veracruz, Mexico, and was named as the Bahamas' 2015 Senior Swimmer of the Year. At the 2015 Pan American Games, Arianna won the 50 free and broke the meet record, and also earned the bronze in the 100m free.


Swimming accomplishments:

2015 Swim Meeting in Bolzano, Italy - tied her own Bahamian national record in the short course meter 50 freestyle

2015 Pan American Games - Gold in 50m free and Pan Am record, bronze in 100m free

2015 Bahamas National Championships - 1st in 50m free, 100m free, and 50m butterfly

2014 Central American and Caribbean Games - 1st in 100m free (new meet record), 50m fly (new meet record), 50m free, and 100m fly

2012 Olympic Games - 8th in 50m free


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