Bucknell Men's Swimming and Diving BIO
Career: One first-place finish in an individual event.
2016-17 (Junior): Competed at the Patriot League Championships, finishing 20th in the 50 free, 20th in the 200 free, and 37th in the 100 free ... swam on the fifth-place 200 free relay ... competed at the ECAC Championships, taking 25th in the 50 free, 30th in the 100 fly, and 53rd in the 100 free ... swam on the eighth-place 200 medley relay and the ninth-place 200 free relay ... competed in five events during the season (50 free, 100 free, 200 free, 100 fly, 200 IM) ... five top-five finishes, including four in the 50 free ... won the 50 free at the Bison Invite.
2015-16 (Sophomore): Competed in five events (50 free, 100 free, 200 free, 100 fly and 100 back) throughout the season ... swam in three individual events at the ECAC Championships, taking 22nd in the 200 free, 25th in the 50 free and 37th in the 100 fly ... posted season-best times in all three events ... season-best finish was sixth, which he accomplished six times ... swam on the 400 medley relay that posted the program's 10th-best time while competing at the ECAC Championships.
2014-15 (Freshman): Sprint fresstyle swimmer who competed in 50 free, 100 free, 200 free and 100 fly throughout season ... capped year by swimming 100 free (32nd), 200 free (16th) and 100 fly (24th) at ECAC Championships ... posted season-best time in all three events at ECACs ... season-best time in 50 free came in January dual vs. Army West Point ... best finish of year was a fourth-place showing in 100 free vs. Colgate.
High School: Member of swimming and water polo teams at McDonogh … four-year varsity swimmer … helped team to MIAA title in 2012, the school's first in 73 years … First Team All-MIAA in 2014 … three-year varsity water polo player … helped team to MIAA title in 2012 … earned Coaches' Award in 2013.
Personal: Kyle Breckenridge Bloom … born Aug. 31, 1995 in Fairfax, Virginia … son of Mark and Jill Bloom, who are both Bucknell graduates … Mark '86 was a member of Bison men's golf team … Jill '87 played on the Bison field hockey team … has one sister, Lindsey … grandfather, Robert Barlow, played water polo at Bowdoin … relatives Lawrence Bloom '52 and Julie Bloom Citron '91 also attended Bucknell ... majoring in biomedical engineering.
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