Nikol Popov

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College (Tennessee)


  • Member of the Vols’ national champion 200 medley relay, which set a pool record (1:34.10) and part of the 12th place 400 medley relay team
  • Placed 14th in the 100 breast (59.59) and 41st in the 200 breast (2:11.29) at NCAAs
  • Part of the SEC champion 200 medley relay team, which set a pool and SEC Championships meet record (1:34.26), and the gold medal 400 medley relay team, which set a championships meet record (3:28.43)
  • Runnerup in the 100 breast (58.24) at SECs
  • Finished fifth in the 200 breast (2:07.87) and 25th in the 200 IM (1:58.88)
  • All-SEC First Team


  • Placed 28th in the 100 breast (1:02.39), 39th in the 200 breast (2:16.40) and 58th in the 50 free (23.98) at the SEC Championships

2016 US Olympic Trials

  • Swam three events at the Trials: the 100M and 200M Breaststroke and the 200M IM.
  • Highest finish was 29th in the 100M Breaststroke.

High School (Valencia)

  • Ranked as the 5th best recruit by Swim Swam.
  • NISCA All-American
  • Junior national team members
  • Junior World qualifier
  • Former NAG record holder

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