Barbara Bedford (swimmer)

Barbara Jane Bedford (born November 9, 1972), who competed as BJ Bedford, currently known by her married name, Barbara Miller, is an American former competition swimmer, Olympic champion, and former world record-holder.

Barbara Bedford
Personal information
Full nameBarbara Jane Bedford
National team United States
Born (1972-11-09) November 9, 1972
Hanover, New Hampshire
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight134 lb (61 kg)
College teamUniversity of Texas

Bedford represented the United States at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. She was a member of the U.S. team that won the Olympic gold medal in the women's 4×100-meter medley relay and set a new world record of 3:58.30 in the event final. Her record-setting teammates included Megan Quann (breaststroke), Jenny Thompson (butterfly), and Dara Torres (freestyle).

Bedford attended high school at swimming powerhouse Peddie School in Hightstown, New Jersey.[1]

See also


  1. Peddie School Archived July 16, 2011, at the Wayback Machine, Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved February 27, 2011. "A national swimming power, Peddie swimmers represented the U.S. in the last three Olympics including double gold medalist, Nelson Diebel in Barcelona and gold medalist BJ Bedford in Sydney."

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