Megan Bailey
Megan Bailey
Year: Senior
Hometown: Reno, NV
High School: Reno HS
Position: Event=>IM/Backstroke
Bailey came to Yale from Reno High School. During her high school senior year she finaled in the 400 IM at Sectionals. Megan also finaled at her high school state championships all four years and was part of the state champion high school team in her senior year, as well as being a part of a record breaking 400 freestyle relay. At Yale Megan finaled in the 400 IM sophomore year at the Ivy League Championship. She made consolation finals in both individual medley events at Ivies the following year after not competing the entire first part of the season due to a shoulder injury. Megan does not feel that "she chose Yale" but rather that "Yale chose her". After receiving a letter of interest from the swimming program and with the encouragement of her family and friends, she applied to Yale and was accepted. "It has been the best decision I have ever made" Megan is a history of medicine and science major doing the premed course. In her "somewhat limited spare time", she has recently taken up doing triathlons and many open water races. For the past two summers Megan has been a part of a relay team that swam the 17 miles across the Long Island Sound from Connecticut to help raise money for youngsters with cancer in the area. The person she admires most is a good friend of hers from back home, Amber Rais, who swam for Stanford but most recently won the collegiate national championship cycling race. I am an only child", says Megan, "but I am never lonely because of the great friends I have made at Yale."