Sprint specialist Nik Eberly has announced that he will move back to his home state and swim for the University of Michigan beginning in the 2021-2022 season. Eberly swam his first two years at Auburn University before deciding to make the move.
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Auburn’s head coach Gary Taylor left the program in April after 3 seasons in charge. This move will bring Eberly closer to his home in Dexter, Michigan which is just a few miles from Ann Arbor, where the University of Michigan is located.
Eberly was a 2019 Michigan HS Boys Division 2 State champion. He went a 20.40 in both prelims and finals of the 50 free to take the gold medals. He also picked up a gold medal in the 100 fly (47.79), touching 2.15 seconds ahead of the next swimmer. He led off Dexter High School’s 400 free relay and he swam the fly leg of the 200 medley relay. They touched first and second, respectively.
Eberly has improved his times while at Auburn. He finished 8th in the 50 free at the 2021 SEC Championships. He made it back in the C-final of the 100 fly, ultimately touching 18th. He went on to swim at the 2021 DI NCAA champs, finishing 24th in the 50 free and 30th in the 100 fly.
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Eberly is expected to be impactful for the 2021 Big 10 Conference champions. His 50 free and 100 fly times would have placed him in the A-finals at the 2021 meet. He would have been Michigan’s second-fastest flyer during the 2021-2022 season and their fourth-fastest 50 freestyler.