Hollace Barden
Hollace Barden
Year: Junior
Hometown: Newport Beach, Calif.
High School: Newport Beach HS
Position: Sprint Freestyle


Won the 400 yard freestyle relay (3:30.68) against University of Pacific on Jan. 24

2012-13: Finished fourth in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:57.59 against Cal State Bakersfield on Dec.15…Placed fifth in the 100 freestyle (53.81) against UNLV on Jan. 19…Placed sixth in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:57.50 against rival Cal Poly on Nov. 3.

Graduated from Corona Del Mar High School…Swam under Doug Volding and Berry O’dea in the Pacific Coast League…Earned All-American honors in the 400 freestyle relay…Holds high school records in 100 freestyle and 400 freestyle relay… Also swam for Aquzaot under coach Todd Hickman...Competed in soccer, volleyball and water polo.

Hollace "Haul-Ass" Barden was born October 8, 1993 in Newport Beach, Calif. to parents Susan and Richard Barden…Majoring in communication with hopes of working in international business/marketing...Enjoys traveling and driving her 1957 Chevy…Lists her top pre-race pump up song as "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet" by Bachman Turner Overdrive...Favorite power snack is Phish Food ice cream…Favorite aspect of college swimming is her loving teammates…If she could add an event to each meet it would be 4x25 doggy paddle relay...Becoming a Gaucho is the proudest achievement of her swimming career.


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