Full name: Alice W. Bridges (-Roche)
Born: July 19, 1916 in Waterville, Maine, United States
Died: May 5, 2011 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, United States
Affiliations: Posse School of Physical Education
Country: United States
Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)
Alice Bridges was a student at the Posse School of Physical Education in Uxbridge, Massachusetts when she won her bronze medal at the 1936 Olympics. She had learned to swim in Uxbridge with her twin sister, Marguerite. Alice Bridges had earlier won the AAU 220y backstroke title in 1934 and at the 1936 U.S. Trials she finished third behind Eleanor Holm-Jarrett and Edith Motridge. Jarrett did not compete in Berlin, due to disciplinary reasons, and Bridges reversed the results of the U.S. Trials by narrowly beating Motridge for the Olympic bronze medal. After the Olympics, Alice Bridges retired from competitive swimming and worked in New Jersey as a swimming instructor. She later become Mrs. Joseph Roche, and continued to swim into her 90s, and became well known as a portrait artist, winning numerous awards.
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