Nicolas Fink

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Nicolas Fink
Nic Fink is an American breaststroker and  National Team Member. He qualified for his first international team in 2013 after finishing second at the US National Championships / US World Championship Trials. At the 2013 FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Fink finished 8th in the 100m breaststroke.

University of Georgia

Nic Fink is from Morristown, New Jersey and attended The Pingry School before enrolling at the University of Georgia. He has had several scoring appearances at the NCAA Championships for the Bulldogs. As a freshman, he finished 10th in the 200 breaststroke, and 17th in the 200 IM and 100 breaststroke. As a sophomore, he finished fourth in the 100 breaststroke. His junior year, he finished second in the 100 breaststroke, third in the 200 breaststroke, and seventh in the 200 IM. Fink returned for his senior season in 2014, and at the 2015 NCAA Championships Fink touched in 2nd in the 100 breast and 4th in the 200.

International Career

2013 FINA World Championships 

At his first international meet, Fink finished 8th in the 100 meter breaststroke in 1:00.10 just behind his compatriot, Kevin Cordes who finished 7th in 1:00.02

2013 Duel in the Pool
In 2013, Fink competed in the Duel in the Pool for Team USA against the European All Stars. He finished fifth in both the 100 and 200 breaststrokes.

2014 Pan Pacific Championships
In 2014, Fink finished second in the 100 breaststroke at the Summer National Championships to earn a spot on the Pan Pacific Championships team and book his ticket to Gold Coast, Australia. At the Pan Pacific Championships, he won a silver medal in the 200 breaststroke and just missed the podium in the 100 breaststroke finishing 4th.

2015 World Cup
Competing in a long course pool, Fink was one of two American breaststrokers to compete in the 100-meter breast — he qualified for finals, and finished with a silver medal. Fink was less than a half-second away away from beating World Championship silver medalist Cameron Van der Burgh.

2016 FINA World Short Course Championships

At the World Short Course Championships in Windsor, Canada, Fink finished 4th in the 200 meter breaststroke in 2:03.79. He also made the final in the shorter breaststroke distance, finishing 7th in 57.22.

2017 World Championship Team Trials 

Fink qualified for his second Long Course World Championship team in the 200 meter breaststroke. He finished 2nd behind Kevin Cordes in 2:08.63 and touching out Olympic silver medallist in the event, Josh Prenot.

2017 World Championships

In Budapest Fink made it to the final of the 200 meter breaststroke where he finished 5th in a new best time of 2:08.56, just ahead of his USA teammate Cordes who finished 6th.

2017 Winter National Championships

Fink took gold in the 100 breaststroke in a speedy 50.80 and took Cody Miller’s Championship Record by 0.24 seconds. Miller was also in the race for gold but had to settle for silver with the time of 50.98.

Best Times

Course Event Time Date Meet
lcm 100 Breast 59.84 07/28/13 2013 FINA World Championships
Barcelona, Spain
lcm 200 Breast 2:08.56 07/28/17 2017 World Championships
Budapest, Hungary
USA National Teamer Nic Fink swims in a preliminary heat of the men's 100 breaststroke at the 2014 Bulldog Grand Slam meet. (Credit: Shanda Crowe/shandacrowe.weebly.com) Nic Fink, UGA Swimming (courtesy of Shanda Crowe, shandacrowe.weebly.com) Nic Fink, UGA Swimming (courtesy of Shanda Crowe, shandacrowe.weebly.com)