UIndy Hosts 2022 Swim4Nick Memorial Meet Remembering Parkland Victim

Braden Keith
by Braden Keith 3

January 08th, 2022 News

Swimming News Courtesy: UIndy Athletics

INDIANAPOLIS – Today was a special day at the Ruth Lilly Fitness Center for the University of Indianapolis swimming & diving programs. Not only was it Senior Day where 14 seniors would say goodbye, but the team had the great honor of continuing the legacy of Nick Dworet in the Swim4Nick Memorial Meet which saw the Greyhounds battle it out in an intrasquad setting.

Four years ago on the first weekend in January, Nick Dworet, a swimmer for TS Aquatics in Florida that had dreams of representing Sweden in the Olympics, came on an official visit to the University of Indianapolis. He committed to the Greyhounds swim and dive program, and the rest of the UIndy family did the same to him. A month later, the high school senior had his life taken from him along with 16 others in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.

Four years later, UIndy still honors the fallen swimmer each and every day. Today’s meet featured the Greyhounds wearing “Swim4Nick” gear to show love for the 2018 commit who touched so many people in his life.
Of the 14 seniors honored this afternoon, five are on the women’s squad while nine compete for the men. Marizel van JaarsveldKrystal CaylorAlly LunzmannJulia Simioni, and Alaina Joyce were honored on the women’s side. For the men, Kael YorkeAnthony WilliamsonCasey CrawfordAndrew RottinghausJan ZuchowiczSebastian WenkBenjamin RaderVictor Antonon, and Nick Dworet were celebrated this afternoon. Annika and Mitch Dworet had the honor of walking for their son.
On Jan. 13, the diving program will compete against IUPUI at the Indianapolis Diving Dual at 2 p.m. A day later, UIndy will battle Cleveland State in the pool on the road beginning at 3 p.m.

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10 months ago

Great tradition.

11 months ago

This is so wonderful. Never stop this tradition. ♥️

11 months ago

Coach Jason Hite, no longer with UNIDY, started a great thing at INDY. I hope the next head coach will continue to honor Nick with this meet every year. It is a great way to teach kids in college that life can be short at any time and we should enjoy every minute on earth that God gives us. God Bless the Dworet family.

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Braden Keith is the Editor-in-Chief and a co-founder/co-owner of SwimSwam.com. He first got his feet wet by building The Swimmers' Circle beginning in January 2010, and now comes to SwimSwam to use that experience and help build a new leader in the sport of swimming. Aside from his life on the InterWet, …

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