UCSB Adds CCAT Sprinter Nick Velayos to Class of 2025

Fitter and Faster Swim Camps is the proud sponsor of SwimSwam’s College Recruiting Channel and all commitment news. For many, swimming in college is a lifelong dream that is pursued with dedication and determination. Fitter and Faster is proud to honor these athletes and those who supported them on their journey.

UCSB keeps rolling with a strong recruiting class coming in, nabbing a commitment from CCAT’s Nick Velayos. He’s a senior at the Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles.

I am so excited to announce my commitment to swim and study at UCSB! I’m super thankful for this opportunity and for everyone who has helped me along the way. Go Gauchos!

TOP TIMES (SCY)

  • 50 free – 20.83
  • 100 free – 45.55
  • 200 free – 1:41.63
  • 100 fly – 49.04
  • 200 fly – 1:50.22

Velayos is a sprint freestyler and butterflier. He clocked lifetime bests in the three sprint freestyle events recently, competing at the MAC Senior Holiday Challenge in Arizona in December. His best times in both butterfly races were also done recently, in club competition in November.

Velayos would’ve placed seventh in the 100 fly, ninth in the 200 fly, 14th in the 200 free, 15th in the 100 free and 15th in the 50 free at the 2021 MPSF Championships, where UCSB took third. He would’ve been the Gauchos’ #2 100 butterflier last season.

This coming season, Velayos will suit up with Justin Wong, Austin SparrowJude DiStefanoMatthew Driscoll and Kyle Brill in UCSB’s impressive incoming class.

If you have a commitment to report, please send an email with a photo (landscape, or horizontal, looks best) and a quote to [email protected].

About the Fitter and Faster Swim Tour 

Fitter & Faster Swim Camps feature the most innovative teaching platforms for competitive swimmers of all levels. Camps are produced year-round throughout the USA and Canada. All camps are led by elite swimmers and coaches. Visit fitterandfaster.com to find or request a swim camp near you.

FFT SOCIAL

Instagram – @fitterandfasterswimtour

Facebook – @fitterandfastertour

Twitter – @fitterandfaster

FFT is a SwimSwam partner.

0
Leave a Reply

Subscribe
Notify of
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

Read More »