Bjartey Gudmundsdottir

HIGHLIGHTS TO DATE

  • Has been swimming since she was 6 years old
  • Recipient of athlete grant from town of Akranes for int travel
  • 50, 100 and 200m freestyle, 50 butterfly with u18 national team in
    Glasgow intl. Swim tournament May ́22
  • Ten-day training camp with national team in Tenerife in Feb ́22
  • Placed 3rd 100m Freestyle, 4th 200m free and 5th in 50m in the Icelandic
    Championships (adults) in April 2022
  • Came in 3rd in butterfly in 25m pool Nov 2021
  • Silver winner in Reykjavik Int. Games in 100m free in Feb 2021 – placed
    3rd in in 50m freestyle in the international tournament
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OVERALL ASSESSMENT

  • Has evolved greatly in last two years, very focused and driven
  • Summary from Bjartey: I am raised and born in the countryside, I went to a small school and in my class in Heiðarskóli (Elementary School), were on average 7 students. It has been a privilege growing up so close to nature, but it has also sometimes been demanding practicing more than 20 hours a week, sometimes very early in the mornings, travelling up to 600 km per week to get to practices. I know what it takes to be successful, and I am very determined and ambitious. I also have a grate family that supports me, drives me, feeds me and encourages me the whole time. My dream now is to go to USA after I finish my graduation in 2024, to see the world and experience something new and exciting.

FURTHER INFORMATION

  • Excellent student
  • Great role-model – active in projects and educating young swimmers
    for the Icelandic Swimming Federation
  • Determined to improve and succeed in college
  • Summary from coach Wormdal: Bjartey has good attitude and
    determined to put down the work necessary to reach her goals.
    She is a good team player and is willing to help her teammates both
    younger and older to improve both as swimmers and persons

Reference:

  • Coach: Mr. Kjell Wormdal, email: kjell@ia.is, tel. +3548468292
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