Winter Juniors Qualifier Jacob Nixon Commits to Oklahoma Christian

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Livermore, California’s Jacob Nixon has verbally committed to swim for Oklahoma Christian University beginning next fall. Nixon is homeschooled and swims for Livermore Aqua Cowboys. He specializes in sprint free.

“I’m super excited to continue my academic and swim career at Oklahoma Christian University with Coach, and former Olympian, Josh Davis. Thank you to my family, friends, teammates and coaches who have helped me through this process and to those who helped me achieve this goal. Go Eagles!”

Nixon has only been swimming year-round since his sophomore year of high school. Prior to that he played a number of sports, including baseball, soccer, roller hockey, karate, and gymnastics. In the past two-and-a-half years he has, unsurprisingly, dropped a ton of time. He earned his first Winter Juniors cut in the 50m free at Far Westerns last summer. Here are some of his time progressions (he hasn’t recorded any LCM times yet this season):

  PB 2016-17 PB 2017-18 PB 2018-19
SCY 50 free 22.26 21.78 21.48
SCY 100 free 51.81 47.63 45.88
SCY 200 free 2:00.90 1:46.18 1:45.02
LCM 50 free 25.32 24.23
LCM 100 free 57.36 53.95
SCY 100 fly 58.50 54.38 52.67
LCM 100 fly 1:04.40 1:00.87

The Eagles finished second in the men’s standings at the 2019 RMAC Championships. Nixon would have been an A-finalist in the 100 free and just missed the B final in the 50 free by.21 (RMAC only scores the top-16 for each event). He will overlap two years with Brandon Heredia, and one with Derek Duckworth. They finished 1st and 4th, respectively, in the 100 free, and 7th and 4th, respectively, in the 50 free.

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Josh Davis
2 years ago

We are pumped to have Jacob on our team! Go EAGLES!!

Reply to  Josh Davis
2 years ago

Hi Josh — I know you’ve talked about doing exclusively USRPT training in your masters career (at least a few yrs ago you talked about doing 30×50 @1:00 as your daily workout). Does your college team do USRPT training?

Reply to  Josh Davis
2 years ago

Is a coach allowed to mention recruit’s name until he signs letter? Are rules in Dov 2 swimming different than Div 1 football regardinng that?

Reply to  PsychoDad
2 years ago

Not until he/she has signed (although it doesn’t have to be an NLI signed) or paid their deposit. Given how late it is into the Fall 2019 recruiting cycle, there’s a high likelihood Nixon signed some sort of paperwork (whether it be NLI, “Letter of Commitment”, etc) with the university.

2 years ago

Talons up!

2 years ago

Wow the progression

Hadi zeid
2 years ago

Swim with him every day! Good job Jacob!

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