Bridget Hilferty enters her first season as the full time assistant coach after serving as a volunteer assistant during the 2013-2014 season. Her primary duties will coaching the distance program, a role she filled very successfully last year. She was instrumental in Brooke Gilson’s road to the NCAA championships and earning Honorable Mention All-American status. Hilferty also helped guide Brandon Sherbo to team records in the 500, 1000 and 1650, as well as several others to lifetime best performances.
As a four-year performer for the Huskies, Hilferty was a dominate force in the distance freestyle events, earning NCAA Honorable Mention All American honors in both the 1000 and 1650 in 2102. She was a perennial top eight finalist at the conference championships and was a force during dual meet competitions. Hilferty is currently a team record holder in the 800 freestyle relay and is ranked in the All-Time Top Ten in the 200 (fourth), 500 (third), 1000 (third), and 1650 (third). She was twice named the Team MVP and served as Team Captain in 2012 and 2013.
As a high school swimmer at Perkiomen Valley, Hilferty qualified for the PIAA State Championships in her sophomore, junior and senior seasons. She was also a three-year YMCA National Championship qualifier for the Bowyertown YMCA.