Born in Lake Wales, Florida, in 1995, and moved to Minnesota when she was a toddler. She developed a love for the water at a young age that would later turn into a passion.
Bean’s swimming career began her sophomore year at Chisago Lakes Senior High School. During her second season of swimming competitively, she was a part of the school record breaking 200 free relay that placed 12th at the state championship meet. She was awarded most improved swimmer her junior year and as a captain her senior hear, she earned most valuable swimmer honors. Nicole graduate high school in 2013 and later attended Minnesota State University, Mankato.
At the NSIC Conference meet, Nicole placed 7th overall in the 50 and was a part of the 200 medley relay and 200 free relay that both placed 3rd overall. As a freshman, Bean was awarded Rookie of the Year for her outstanding performances.
Nicole placed 10th in the 50 free at the NSISC Conference meet and swam a life time best in the 100 fly at the same meet. Bean was also a part of the national qualifying 200 free relay. She competed in 4 relays at the Division II National Championship meet and is currently an All-American swimmer.