Nick Silverthorn

Nick Silverthorn
Born Dec. 4, 1995 to parents, Scott and Carolyn, Nick Silverthorn can swim a little bit of everything. Although versatile, the University of California, Berkeley freshman has recently been specializing his breaststroke. Originally from Hayward, Calif., Silverthorn swam for the Pleasanton Seahawks and with Berkeley being down the road, he didn’t need to look far for his perfect college fit. He’s currently undeclared on a major, but he’s intending to study Business. When stepping on to the Berkeley team, Silverthorn was ready to be apart of the team atmosphere, and he’s most excited to compete in the championship meets at the end of the season. Standing 6’3″ and weighing more than 200 pounds, Silverthorn has three 11-12 National Age Group Records and has the third-fastest 100 breaststroke time in the history of high school swimming. Silverthorn was College Swimming’s sixth-ranked recruit in the 2014 recruiting class, primarily for his immediate impact in the breaststroke events.

UC Berkeley
Silverthorn is in his freshman season at UC Berkeley.

National Competition
The Granada High School graduate holds the third-fastest time in high school swimming history. With three NAG records to his name, he finished third at the 2013 CIF North Coast Section meet as a junior, but all three swimmers in the event were under the national record. Granada was an Honorable Mention in the 2014 Swammy Awards: Boys’ High School Team of the Year.

Best Times

Course Event Time Date Meet
scy 100 Breast 53.61 05/17/13 2013 California North Coast Section Championships
Concord, California
scy 200 Breast 1:56.56 12/12/12 2012 CA/NV Speedo Sectionals
Long Beach, California
scy 200 IM 1:48.67 03/05/15 2015 Pac12 Championships
Federal Way, Washington
Nicik Silverthorn at his signing day at Grenada High School with his parents. Photo: Robert Ashby NCS 200 Free Nick Silverthorn (black) and Jackson Miller (white) Cal Golden Bears celebrate the Team Title - 2014 Men's NCAA DI Swimming & Diving Championships (courtesy of Tim Binning, theswimpictures)