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Dynamic Duo Signs for Stanford

Nov 9, 2022

STANFORD, Calif. - Stanford welcomes two new swimmers to the squad for the 2023-24 season, the Paul A. Violich Director of Women's Swimming and Diving Greg Meehan announced Wednesday.

Caroline Bricker (Colorado Springs, Colo.) and Lucy Thomas (Elm Grove, Wis.) are set to contribute right away for the Cardinal next season.

"We are thrilled to have Caroline and Lucy join our Stanford family," said Meehan. "After back-to-back big classes, it was really important for us to find the right fit in this smaller class. Both will come in and make an immediate impact for us. We couldn't be more excited."

Caroline Bricker 
Breast/IM/Fly - Colorado Springs, Colo. - Cheyenne Mountain HS

Quick Profile: Swims breast, IM, and fly ... 2022-23 team captain of the Cheyenne Mountain High School swimming team ... owns seven school individual varsity records and one relay varsity record ... won the 4A Colorado State Championship (2020) ... PPAC Conference Champions (2020) ... five-time individual State Champion between 2022 and 2022 ... three-time All-PPAC selection (2020-22) ... three-time All-State selection (2020-22) ... three-time All-American (2020-22) ... owns the 200 IM 4A State record.

Club Swimming: Currently competes for Pikes Peak Athletics (2022-current) ... previously with Colorado Springs Area Swimming (2021-2022) and Cheyenne Mountain Aquatics (2013-2021) ... named the Summer Speedo Sectional High Point Champion (2021) ... named the Colorado Female Swimmer of the Year (2021) ... Olympic Trials Qualifier (2021) ... a three-time Scholastic All-American (2020-22).

Outside the Pool: Named an Academic All-American ... National Merit Consideration ... and an AP Scholar with Distinction ... sister, Sophia Bricker is a swimmer at University of Denver and a conference champion in the 100 breast ... hobbies include skiing, hiking, and baking.

Three Fun Facts About Caroline: 
1. I love to travel
2. I enjoy going to any concert, even when I do not know the artist
3. I enjoy trying different foods from all over the world 

Lucy Thomas 
Breast/IM/Free - Elm Grove, Wis. - Brookfield East High School

Quick Profile: Swims breast, IM, and free ... 2022-23 team captain of the Brookfield East High School girl's swimming and diving team ... three-time Division 1 State Champions (2019-21) ... four-time team competitor in the State Tournament (2019-2022) ... Three-time Scholastic All-American (2019-21) ... set three Wisconsin High School State Records, in the 100 breaststroke (2021), 200 medley relay (2019 and 2020), and 200 free relay (2021) ... three-time state champion in the 100 breaststroke (2019-21) ... three-time state champion in the 200 medley relay (2019-21) ... two-time state champion in the 200 free relay (2020-21) ... state champion in the 200 free (2021) ... three-time all-state First Team selection (2019-21) ...Brookfield East High School record holder in the 50 free, 200 free, 100 breaststroke, 200 IM, 200 medley relay, and 200 free relay ... 20-time NISCA High School All-American (2019-2022) ... two-time Greater Metro Conference Athlete of the Year (2020 and 2022) ... Brookfield East High School Team MVP (2020).

Club Swimming:  Currently swims for Elmbrook Swim Club (EBSC) (2019-present) ... NCSA Spring Junior Nationals Girls' Team Champions (2022) ... Summer Junior Nationals Girls' Team Champions (2022) ... five-time Wisconsin state record holder in the 50 free (both short course yards and long course meters), 100 breaststroke (SCY and LCM) and 200-yard breaststroke ... four-time USA Swimming National Age Group record holder in the 200 medley relay (SCY and LCM), 400 medley relay (SCY and LCM) ... 2020 Olympic Trials Qualifier in the 100 breaststroke ... four-time NCSA Junior National Champion in the 50 breaststroke (2021 and 2022), 100 breaststroke (2022), and 50 free (2022) ... Speedo Junior National Champion and Meet Record holder in the 100 Breaststroke (2022).

National Team: Member of the 2022-23 USA Swimming National Team

Outside the Pool: National Honor Society member ... French Honor Society member ... Wisconsin Swimming Athlete Representative (2021-present) ... hobbies include playing guitar and piano, walking the dog, and journaling ... mother Janet Thomas played volleyball at the University of the Pacific and was a Division I NCAA Champion (1985-86) ... father Joe Thomas swam at UC Santa Barbara.