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Natalie Nickson
  • Senior
  • Butterfly/IM
  • Orlando, Fla./Dr. Phillips
  • Club Coach: Clay Parnell
Collegiate Bests
100 Fly 55.48p (SEC, 2000)
200 Fly 2:00.14 (Bulldog Invite, 2000)
200y IM 2:14.26 (Aub/ASU, 2001)

National/International Competition: Swam in the prelims of the 200-butterfly at the 2001 World Championship Trials...Competed in the preliminary heats of the 100-meter butterfly at the 2000 U.S. Open...competed in the 100m- and 200m butterfly preliminary events at the 2000 U.S. Olympic Team Trials...helped the 400 FR team to a ninth-place finish (3:58.68) at the 1999 USS Nationals...was the third leg of the 400 MR team that touched in 15th (4:28.67)...competed in the preliminary heats of the 100 and 200 fly at the USS Nationals...helped the U.S. Open 400-meter freestyle relay and the 400-meter medley relay teams to 27th and 21st-place finishes, respectively...competed in the preliminary heats of the 100-and 200-meter butterfly at the U.S. Open...

2000-2001: At the 2001 SEC Championships she finished 14th with a time of 2:04.01 in the 200-yard butterfly...A member of the 400-yard medley relay team that swam the season's best time of 3:49.77 and finished first against Tennessee...Was a member of the 200-yard medley relay team that finished first against Miami...Recorded a second-place finish in the 200-yard butterfly with a season best time of 2:03.19 against Texas...Finished first in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:05.29 versus Auburn and Arizona State...Won the 200-yard butterfly, touching the wall in 2:04.29 against FSU...finished third in the 200-yard butterfly with her time of 2:04.78 in addition to placing fourth in the 100-yard butterfly, touching the wall in 58.22 at the SEC Eastern Division Dual Meet Extravaganza...won the 200-yard butterfly with her time of 2:04.39 and was a member of the winning 400-yard medley relay team at the Alabama meet...

1999-2000: Competed in the 100- and 200-meter butterfly at NCAAs...was named Knoxville News-Sentinel All-SEC honorable mention...has the team's top time in the 200-yard butterfly, after touching the wall in a personal-best 2:00.14 for first at the Bulldog Invite...placed in both butterfly events at the SECs...was third in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:00.58...finished fifth in the 100-yard butterfly, touching the wall in 55.58 at the conference meet...had a personal-best in the 100-yard butterfly in the prelims at SECs (55.48)...was a member of the fourth-place 400-yard medley relay team at SECs...has claimed the 100y fly in six meets and the 200 fly in eight...swims the butterfly leg on the relay teams...was ranked 17th in the NCAA in the 200y fly after posting a time of 2:00.14...

1998-99: Swam the butterfly leg to help UF's medley relay teams to top-10 finishes against Florida Atlantic, Georgia, and Tennessee...won the 200 fly (2:02.48) at the Indian River meet in a collegiate-best time...recorded a personal-best finish in the 100 fly (56.84) at the SEC Championships...

Club: Member of Patriot Aquatic Club and coached by Clay Parnell...

High School: A 1998 graduate of Dr. Phillips HS...was the 1996 state champion in the 100 butterfly (57.4)...holds the school record in the 100 fly...high school team was the women's state champions for four years...

Personal: Born Natalie Lynn Nickson on March 3, 1980 in Winter Park, Fla...daughter of James and Apryle Nickson...major is English...minor in art history.


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