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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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