Nic Fink Analyzes Training Transition from Athens to Georgia Tech


Reported by Michael Hamann.

Men’s 100 Breast Final

  • World Record: 55.28 – SHYMANOVICH Ilya (BLR) 26 NOV 2021
  • Championship Record: 56.01 – van der BURGH Cameron (RSA) 12 DEC 2018
  • World Junior Record: 57.27 – MARTINENGHI Nicolo (ITA) 16 DEC 2017 / 11 DEC 2018

Top 8 finishers:

  1. Ilya Symanovich (BLR): 55.70 (CR)
  2. Nicolo Martinenghi (ITA): 55.80
  3. Nic Fink (USA): 55.87
  4. Arno Kamminga (NED): 56.06
  5. Fabian Schwingenschlogl (GER): 56.29
  6. Qin Haiyang (CHN): 56.77
  7. Yan Zibei (CHN): 56.86
  8. Berkay Ogretir (TUR): 57.17

Belarus’ Ilya Shymanovich, who set the World Record earlier this year, broke the SC Worlds meet record en route to the gold medal in 55.70. He came out on fire in the first 50, turning at 25.79 almost three tenths clear of the field. He began to fade down the stretch but ended up holding on for the win.

Touching just a tenth behind him was Italy’s Nicolo Martinenghi, who finished second in 55.80. The USA’s Nic Fink came in third for the bronze in55.87 after posting the field’s fastest 2nd 50 of 29.66. Both Martinenghi and Fink were also under the former meet record of 56.01.

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Ledecky will go 3:55 in Paris
11 months ago

Did the entire Georgia group fall apart?

Smoliga is at ASU, nat is in Gainesville, fink is at Georgia tech, Andrew Wilson is in Oxford, and the only other two people I could think of that didn’t change training locations are chase and jay

Time Keeper
Reply to  Ledecky will go 3:55 in Paris
11 months ago

Seems to always happen with Georgia swimmers. They all go to different places and live their lives but then when Olympic Trials are a year or so out they all go back because they know Jack knows how to get them on the team

Reply to  Time Keeper
11 months ago

It doesn’t always happen. No one left after 2016!

Reply to  Ledecky will go 3:55 in Paris
11 months ago

The UGA training group was on the older side and most of them had been there pre-2016, so I feel like mixing things is not uncommon. Especially given Fink and Wilson moving for professional reasons outside of swimming.

Reply to  swimswamswum
11 months ago

Your rationale makes more sense than Timekeeper’s. No one left after 2016. They gained a couple random swimmers right after 2016 from other colleges, but NO ONE left and came back. The problem no additional UGA swimmers made the leap to National team (yet alone Olympic team) since 2016. (Yes, Luca was already a National teamer prior to Georgia but didn’t improve his first year).
Good luck to all of them that have moved on to their next adventure whether that is in the pool or outside of the pool.

Reply to  Ledecky will go 3:55 in Paris
11 months ago

Flick also at ASU

Reply to  Ledecky will go 3:55 in Paris
11 months ago

IIRC Wilson isn’t swimming as seriously now because he’s pursuing a Master’s in Engineering at Oxford. I may be wrong though

Reply to  PVSFree
11 months ago

I thought it was PhD?

Reply to  Ghost
11 months ago

You’re probably right, some advanced degree at one of the best schools in the world. I know Wilson wants to become an F1 engineer and the man is on a very good track to do so. He’s one smart cookie

11 months ago

100 breast Short course Worlds reaction time 0.83, 0.70, 0.69. Olympic Trials reaction times 0.73. 0.76, 0.75

11 months ago

Mike Norment is crushing it with Fink. Happy to see the transition to Atlanta from Athens has been a good one.

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