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

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

HSWIMMER

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

Hswimmer

Why did you steal my username 🙄

BuzzOffHSSwimmer

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

Stoyle

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

ITR

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

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

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

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

Swim Fan

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

Lazy does not go 1:00.00.

Maybe sitting in class is boring for this individual.

Guy

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

Jim Whitehead

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.

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