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Ariel Barber

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Top Times:

50 free – 22.87

100 free – 51.56

100 back – 53.58

200 back – 1:58.59


Attended the NCAA Championships as a relay alternate…placed 23rd in the 100 back with a personal best swim of 53.58 at the ACC Championships…also contributed to an eighth place finish of the 200 free relay (1:30.39)…added best times in the 200 back at 1:58.59 and 50 free at 22.87 at ACCs…Broke the two-minute barrier for the first time in the 200 back at the GT Invite with a time of 1:59.76 at the GT Invite for 16th place…took 14th in the 50 free (23.06) before placing sixth in the 100 back with a time of 54.13 after swimming her best time in prelims of 53.75…holds the second fastest time on the team in both backstroke races…helped the Noles sweep the 100 back by placing second with a time of 56.14 in the tri meet against Alabama and Miami….member of the ACC Honor Roll


Placed 23rd in the 100 back with a time of 54.56 at the ACC Championships…led off the medley relays to fifth (200) and seventh (400) place finishes…swam the backstroke legs of the 200 and 400 medley relays that earned NCAA ‘A’ times as well as FSU records at the 2016 UGA Fall Invite…posted personal best times in three of her four individual events…won the B final of the 100 back at 53.95…also placed 15th in the 200 back and 23rd in the 50 free…led off the 200 medley relay that was victorious against Florida.


Competed at the ACC Championships where she swam her career best time in the 50 free at 23.21…posted her career best times in the consolation heats of the 100 back (55.02) for 11th and 200 back (2:01.60) placing 14th.


Swam her best times of her career at the UF Last Chance Invite where she placed sixth in both the 50 free (23.39) and 100 back (56.45)…was also 13th in the 100 free at 51.56…finished 23rd in the 100 back at the Georgia Tech Invite with a time of 56.66 and added a 26th place showing in the 200 back with a final time of 2:04.72.

High School: 

A member of the USA Silver Medal winning Suburban Seahawks Club…swam her best time in the 100 back at the 2013 Minneapolis Grand Prix with a 56.90…she is a NCSA junior national qualifier in five events and also holds an USA Swimming junior national time standard in the 100 back.


Born May 6, 1996…daughter of Tyrone and Toni Barber…was a member of the Jack and Jill and Mall service groups…father Tyrone was a football player for the University of Notre Dame.