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Nicholas Kowaleski
Nicholas  Kowaleski

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
South Elgin, Ill.

High School:
St. Charles North

Event:
Sprints


04/18/2016

Swimming & Diving Held Their Annual Awards Banquet

Senior Kei Ishimaru and sophomore Brianna Hines named Most Valuable Swimmers

04/18/2016

Swimming & Diving Hold Annual Awards Banquet

Senior Kei Ishimaru and sophomore Brianna Hines named Most Valuable Swimmers

02/24/2016

Flames Conclude the First Day of HL Championships

The men sit at second place and women's team is fourth in the standings

02/24/2016

Flames Conclude the First Day of HL Championships

The men sit at second place and women’s team is fourth in the standings

01/27/2016

UIC Swimming & Diving Teams Earn CSCAA Scholar All-American Honors

Teams earned the honor for the fall semester

09/30/2015

Nicholas Kowaleski

Career Photo Gallery

Kowaleski's Individual Records

CAREER BEST

50 Free: 21.23 (02/26/2014)
100 Free: 45.58 (02/28/2015)
200 Free: 1:39.10 (02/27/2015)
100 Fly: 52.41 (11/22/2013)


AS A JUNIOR (2015-16):
Placed second in the 200 free (1:43.47) and fourth in the 100 free (47.46) at a triple dual meet against University of Chicago, Northwestern and Denison (Oct. 24) … captured the top spot in the 200 free (1:42.49) and 100 free (47.15) versus Olivet Nazarene (Oct. 30) … claimed sixth in the 100 free (47.35) in a double dual meet against Oakland and Wright State (Nov. 14) … grabbed sixth place in the 200 free (1:41.62) at the TYR Invitational (Nov. 20-22) … notched a pair of first place finishes in the 200 free (1:43.96) and 100 free (47.03) along with a second place finish in the 400 free relay (3:09.29) and third place finish in 50 free (22.15) at Green Bay (Dec. 12) … placed first in the 400 free relay (3:08.09) and second place finishes in the 200 free (1:42.52) and 100 free (46.49) at Cleveland State (Jan. 15) … grabbed a fourth place finish in the 400 free relay (6:45.40) and eighth in the 200 free (1:39.96) at the Horizon League Championships (Feb. 24-27).

AS A SOPHOMORE (2014-15):
Finished second in the 200 medley relay (1:36.22) and in the 200 free (1:45.49) and fourth in the 100 fly (52.92) versus Wright State (Oct. 11) ... placed fourth in the 100 free (46.78) and second in the 400 free relay (3:06.02) against Northwestern and Oakland (Oct. 25) ... came in second in the 200 free (1:44.61), first in the 100 free (47.20) and fourth in the 200 free relay (1:28.54) versus Milwaukee (Nov. 8) ... claimed second in the 200 free (1:43.10), fifth in the 100 free (47.23) and second in the 400 free relay (3:04.37) versus Olivet Nazarene (Nov. 14) ... came in fourth in the 200 free relay (1:22.85) and fifth in the 800 free relay (6:52.46) at the TYR Invite (Nov. 23) ... a time of 45.90 in the 100 free at the TYR Invite translated into an eight place rank in the Horizon League regular season standings for the 100 free ... earned second in the 200 free (1:44.27), fifth in the 50 free (22.25) and third in the 100 free (47.41) against Green Bay (Jan. 10) ... placed second in the 200 medley relay (1:36.89) and second in the 200 free (1:45.67) versus Valparaiso (Jan. 17) ... took home first in the 200 free (1:42.68), fourth in the 50 free (21.69) and second in the 100 free (46.97) versus Cleveland State (Feb. 6) ... collected a fourth place finish in the 200 free (1:39.60) at the Horizon League Championship (Feb. 25-28).

AS A FRESHMAN (2013-14):
Placed fifth in the 100 fly (53.12) against Wright State... Earned second place in the 100 free against Milwaukee with a time of 47.27... Took home second place in the 100 free against Valparaise with a mark of 47.71... Placed second in the 100 free (47.77) versus Green Bay... Earned third place in the 100 free with a time of 48.15... Placed fourth in the 100 fly (53.66) against Eastern Illinois and IUPUI... Earned third place in the 200 free (1:46.09) and fourth place in the 50 free (22.12) against Olivet Nazarene and Western Illinois... Captured second in the 200 free (1:45.15) and fourth in the 100 free (47.21) versus Cleveland State.

Prep and Personal:Swam for St. Charles North and St. Charles Swim Team...Comes to UIC as specialized swimmer in sprint and mid-distance...part of football and water polo teams in high school...Conference Champion sophomore, junior, and senior year...Undefeated season and Sectional Champion junior and senior seasons...Team captain senior year...All-Conference all four years...All-State and All-American sophomore, junior, and senior years...four-time state qualifier...2012 All-State IHSA honorable mention...part of Math National Honors Society in high school...born January 6, 1995...son of Gary and Becky Kowaleski...has two siblings, Kristin and Dan...currently enrolled as a Chemical Engineering major.

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