Nicholas (“Nick”) Loomis, who is currently a sophomore at Indian River State College (IRSC), has announced he will transfer swim programs to the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.
Loomis is from St. Augustine, Florida, and qualified for this summer’s Olympic Trials in the 100 meter butterfly.
At the 2016 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Championships, Loomis came away with two relay national titles, two individual titles, one individual runner-up finish, and an individual third place finish.
Loomis swam butterfly on the winning 200 and 400 medley relays. In the 200, he split a 21.21, and in the 400, he split a 47.16.
Loomis then went on to claim individual titles in the 50 fly in 21.63 (21.44 in prelims – a NJCAA record) and 100 fly in 47.31 (47.25 in prelims). He finished second in the 100 back (49.75) and third in the 200 fly in 1:51.27 (1:48.24 in prelims, which would have been good enough for first in the finals by more than half a second).
As a sophomore, Loomis has three individual wins in his first three meets of the season.
His best times are:
|200 Fly||1:48.24||2:13.33 (from 2013)|
During the 2015-2016 season, Loomis’s best times would have ranked 3rd in the 100 fly, 5th in the 200 fly and 6th in the 100 back on North Carolina’s list of top performances.
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