Oakland University Swimmer Devon Nowicki Drops 1:00.00 100 Breast in Columbus (Video)

Reported by James Sutherland.

MEN’S 100 BREAST FINAL

  • PSS Record: 58.86, Adam Peaty (GBR), 2017
  1. Michael Andrew, Race Pace Club, 59.79
  2. Devon Nowicki, Michigan Lakeshore, 1:00.00
  3. Reece Whitley, Penn Charter Aquatics, 1:00.78

The boys in the 100 breast really stepped up with some fast swims, as the top-3 finishers all swam their fastest of the season, and the top-2 went lifetime bests.

Devon Nowicki of Michigan Lakeshore Aquatics dropped a personal best this morning in 1:01.02, and really took out the final hard, actually beating Michael Andrew to the 50m wall in 27.43 to Andrew’s 27.47. Uncharacteristically, Andrew came back on Nowicki, closing in 32.32 to touch in a time of 59.79, lowering his personal best of 59.82 from 2016.

Nowicki went 1:00.00, making him the 3rd fastest American this year behind only Andrew Wilson and M.A., while Reece Whitley dipped under 1:01 for the first time this year in 1:00.78 for 3rd. Evgenii Somov of Louisville also had an impressive showing in 1:01.18 for 4th, his fastest swim ever outside a championship-level meet.

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PVSFree
3 years ago

What’s his story? I’m seeing a lot of “welcome back” comments

HSWIMMER
Reply to  PVSFree
3 years ago

From what ive heard, hes had some issues academically and personally while he was in college

Hswimmer
Reply to  HSWIMMER
3 years ago

Why did you steal my username 🙄

BuzzOffHSSwimmer
Reply to  HSWIMMER
3 years ago

heaven forbid you listen to rumors & judge someone you don’t know.

Stoyle
3 years ago

Now if only he could stay eligible a full NCAA season we might get to watch him swim in the little pool too.

ITR
Reply to  Stoyle
3 years ago

the little pool is meaningless on the world stage, I think he rather goes top 2 in the nation in LCM than in SCY.

Speedy
3 years ago

He has been academically ineligible at Oakland for his sophomore and junior year. Still a great swimmer. I hope he figures his academics out and we can see great things from him

Oldswimfan
Reply to  Speedy
3 years ago

What do you mean by “figures his academics out and we can see great things from him?”

Maybe college environment isn’t the best environment for him. We clearly saw great things from him this past weekend. Congrats to Devon and Coach Jim Whitehead at Michigan Lakeshore.

Speedy
Reply to  Oldswimfan
3 years ago

Staying eligible at Oakland shouldn’t be that hard. It seems to me that he is just lazy with his academics

Swim Fan
Reply to  Speedy
3 years ago

Hiding behind anonymity and throwing stones without the facts is just ugly. Think about your worst failure or lowest point and decide whether you’d like to be judged by anonymous people who know nothing about your personal life/situation. Try to grow that part of your brain called empathy. Great swim Devon! Hope you have many more and things work out for you. I don’t know you, but from your interview you seem to be an articulate and intelligent young man. All the best wishes for a bright future, wherever that takes you.

Jordan
Reply to  Speedy
3 years ago

Lazy does not go 1:00.00.

Maybe sitting in class is boring for this individual.

Guy
Reply to  Oldswimfan
3 years ago

So do you not want him “to figure his academics out”?

Jim Whitehead
Reply to  Oldswimfan
3 years ago

I totally agree with you and thank you for the kind words OLDSWIMFAN. We hope people see our program as a team of fine young people and Devon is an integral part of our culture. You should see this young man’s impact on our young swimmers each day. I do. I absolutely am blessed to coach the young man. SPEEDY you can rest easy, Devon is a great kid and a world class swimmer. And now he’s on a comeback; everyone loves a comeback.

Gramps
3 years ago

So the headline says Oakland swimmer…bur he’s ineligible for TWO years.

Sorry folks, a two year ineligibility means this was a pretty egregious violation, so why are we celebrating his third place

applesorangesandbananas
Reply to  Gramps
3 years ago

Maybe not an egregious violation, but maybe just severe academic issues.

Oldswimfan
Reply to  Gramps
3 years ago

Relax, go have some donuts to be in a better mood. We’re just celebrating a swimmer’s success here. He got a best time and we’re happy for him. HAPPY MONDAY 🙂

RECOVERINGSWIMCOACH
Reply to  Gramps
3 years ago

Trent Jackson, a prize UW Madison basketball recruit, had to sit out due to “egregious” academic issues. Turns out, he had learning obstacles (dyslexia, if I recall correctly). After treatment, he finished his eligibility with class. He’s now a prominent Madison area citizen who is a successful businessman, and past president of the Dane Co. Boys and Girls club. Don’t rush to judge, Gramps, maybe Devon’s going through something similar.

Stoyle
Reply to  Gramps
3 years ago

Not quite two full years. He swam the fall semester this season and last, but couldn’t keep the grades up to be allowed to compete in the winter when the big meets are.

meeeeee
3 years ago

i would have asked him why the change to MLA? Not that it isn’t a great move as he just swam his fastest time….but its on the west side of the state and he lives on east side which is also where Oakland is. Just would be interesting to here why. They are producing some good swimmers over there…really probably better than CW.

Puddy
Reply to  meeeeee
3 years ago

Michigan Lakeshore Aquatics is a very deep program with great coaching and it’s well-known throughout the Midwest. Devon likely wanted to get a different perspective and change things up from Oakland. He’s a smart kid who will be just fine – watch for great things from him.

meeeeee
Reply to  Puddy
3 years ago

Yeah. Just wanted to hear his thoughts.

taa
3 years ago

He is like the new guy at practice…everyone eyeballing him and wondering what his deal is.

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