Nic Fink Training with GA Tech, Getting His Masters, and Winning World Titles

In the SwimSwam Podcast dive deeper into the sport you love with insider conversations about swimming. Hosted by Coleman HodgesGarrett McCaffrey, and Gold Medal Mel Stewart, SwimSwam welcomes both the biggest names in swimming that you already know, and rising stars that you need to get to know, as we break down the past, present, and future of aquatic sports.

We sat down with ISL breaststroke maestro and newly-minted world champion Nic Fink, who took us through his whirlwind fall both in school and swim. After the Olympics, he immediately moved from his longtime home in Athens, Georgia an hour away to Atlanta to start his master’s degree in mechanical engineering. He also started training with Georgia Tech, knowing that he may miss a practice here or there for school and focusing more on technique and power.

Fink talks us through managing school during the full ISL season, taking finals a week before flying to Abu Dhabi for the world championships, and going best times and winning world titles through all of it.


Music: Otis McDonald


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3 months ago

Man, this guy’s out here doing work.

Also 200 breaststrokers are smart.

4 months ago

Disagree. He’s pretty good and I usually learn a lot by listening to his interviews.

Kate Douglass NCAA MVP
4 months ago

thats,,,not true???

4 months ago

You have to set the American record in the 100 LCM breast to be on the Olympic USA medley relay.

Mark Fessler
4 months ago

Very Impressive – I will be a Nic Fink Fan going forward – 🙂

4 months ago

Class act!

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