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Nicholas Imig from Bellevue, Washington has announced his commitment to Oberlin College for 2021-22.
“I’d like to thank my coaches Vince, Tatiana, and Erik for getting me to this point as well as everyone who’s been swimming with me since I started club swimming. I’m excited to be at Oberlin next year and am ready to start my college swimming career!”
Imig is a senior at Interlake High School. He specializes in sprint freestyle and competed for Interlake at the 2020 WIAA Boys 3A State Championships where was runner-up in the 50 free (20.88) and came in 3rd in the 100 free (46.16). Both times were lifetime bests.
Imig swims year-round for the club team Wave Aquatics in Kirkland. Since the beginning of the year, he has unleashed a torrent of best times. lIn March, he competed at a dual meet against BBST and notched PBs in the 200 free, 100 fly, and 200 IM. He then traveled to Four Corners Sectionals and earned lifetime bests in the 100 free (tying his PB from 2020 high school states) and 100 back. In May and June he updated his times in the 50 back, 100/200 breast, and 400 IM.
Imig will have a huge impact on the Oberlin roster when he starts next fall. He would have been the top sprinter on the squad in 2020-21. It took 20.50/44.98 to score at the 2019 NCAA Division III Championships, the last time the D3 swimmers had a national meet.
Best SCY times:
- 50 free – 20.88
- 100 free – 46.16
- 200 free – 1:46.06
- 50 back – 25.50
- 100 back – 54.29
- 50 fly – 25.78
- 100 fly – 53.73
- 50 breast – 29.84
- 100 breast – 59.37
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