Cedarburg High School senior and Ozaukee Aquatics’ Nick Plachinski has given his verbal commitment to swim for the University of Minnesota. Plachinski, a Wisconsin state division 1 champion in the 200 free and runner-up in the 500, will be joining the Golden Gophers starting with the 2015-16 season.
“I really enjoyed Minnesota ever since I traveled up there for the Grand Prix meet last winter. The coaching staff is great and it’s a great group of guys on the team. I am extremely excited to be a gopher.”
Plachinski is a nice get for Minnesota, who has an enormous senior class to replace. He’ll have some good company in the distance lanes with his times:
500y free: 4:30.56 400m free: 4:03.35
200y free: 1:40.71 200m free: 1:54.80
1000y free: 9:27.88 800m free: 8:35.78
1650y free: 16:00.66 1500m free: 16:24.21
200y fly: 1:51.78
Plachinski is a Summer Juniors qualifier in the 400m free and a Winter Juniors qualifier in the 200m and 500y free.
“Minnesota just felt like home for me. The entire team felt like a family when I was there on my official visit and that was exactly what I was looking for.”