Brooke Forde

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Brooke Forde is the daughter of Pat and Tricia Forde. Father Pat is a sports journalist for Yahoo Sports. Forde attends Sacred Heart Academy in Louisville, KY.

Forde is a two time Speedo East Winter Junior Nationals Champion having won the 400Y IM and the 200Y Breaststroke.

2015 Fina World Junior Championships

Forde swam the 400M IM in her first meet representing the US.

2016 Junior Pan Pac Championships

Forde won gold as a member of the 4X200M Free Relay and a silver medal in the 400M IM.


Forde was ranked the fourth best recruit by SwimSwam and  verbally committed to attend Stanford University.


Forde won the 800 freestyle relay (6:46.93) at the NCAA Championships and was a three-time All-America honoree. She also finished fourth in the 400 IM (3:59.34) and 11th in the 500 freestyle (4:37.53) and placed 23rd in the 200 breast (2:09.78).

The Pac-12 Women’s Newcomer of the Year earned podium finishes in four events at the league championships. She was part of the silver medal 800 freestyle relay and earned bronze medals in the 200 IM, 400 IM and 200 breaststroke.

Forde was a CSCAA Scholar All-Americans and ranks among the Stanford all-time Top 10 in the 500 freestyle, 200 breaststroke, 200 IM and 400 IM.


Forde won the NCAA title in the 500 freestyle (pool record 4:31.45) and finished third in the 400 IM (3:59.26) and 10th in the 200 butterfly (1:53.93).  She also swam the anchor leg of Stanford’s NCAA Champion 800 freestyle relay, which set a pool record.

2018 U.S. National Championships

Forde was the runnerup in the 400 IM at the Phillips 66 National Championships, posting a 4:35.09. She also was seventh in the 200 IM (2:12.80), finished fourth in the B final of the 200 freestyle (12th overall, 1:58.69) after posting a 1:58.53 in the prelims, and 14th overall in the 400 freestyle (4:11.93).

Best Times

Course Event Time Date Meet
scy 500 Free 4:31.34 03/21/19 NCAA Championships
Austin, Texas
scy 200 Fly 1:53.67 03/02/19 2019 PAC-12 Women's Champs
Federal Way, Washington
scy 400 IM 3:59.26 03/22/19 NCAA Championships
Austin, Texas
lcm 200 Free 1:57.98 08/01/19 2019 Summer Nationals
Palo Alto, California
lcm 400 Free 4:11.93 07/28/18 2018 National Championships
Irvine, California
lcm 200 IM 2:12.80 07/29/18 2018 National Championships
Irvine, California
lcm 400 IM 4:35.09 07/27/18 2018 National Championships
Irvine, California
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