Michaela Bargardi
Michaela Bargardi
Year: Junior
Hometown: Dearborn Heights, Mich.
High School: Farmington Hills Mercy

Competed in the 500 freestyle and both backstroke events at the Horizon League Championships … Reset career best times in both 500 freestyle (5:09.40) and 100 backstroke (58.69) at Magnus Cup … Won the 200 backstroke in dual vs. Youngstown State … Was among the top five fastest on the team in 500 free and 200 back during the season … Swam four freestyle events and both backstroke during the season.

Finished seventh at Horizon League Championships in 200 backstroke in 2:03.50 … Anchored 800 free relay team that finished sixth at league championships in 7:37.20 … Also anchored 400 free relay that finished in 3:29.48 … Also swam in 100 backstroke and 500 freestyle at league meet … Had top time on team in 200 backstroke on the season and was third-fastest on team in 100 freestyle (53.28 seconds).

Four year letter winner at Mercy HS... four year state qualifier and finished in the top 16 at the Division I State Championships each of her final three seasons... helped team win the state title twice and runner-up twice in her four years... All-Oakland County... All-Catholic... honor roll and member of the National Honor Society.

Born August 12, 1997 in Dearborn Heights, Mich... daughter of Paul and Laura Bargardi... has one sister, Maria... health sciences/pre-occupational therapy major.