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Nico van Duijn

Nico van Duijn - Swimming & Diving - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Height 6-1
Hometown Basserdorf, Switzerland
Last School K&S Gymnasium Ramibuhl
Year Senior
Event Fly
Nico van Duijn - Swimming & Diving - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

• 2013-14 Academic All-ACC Team
• 2013-14 ACC Academic Honor Roll
• 2012-13 Academic All-ACC Team
• 2012-13 ACC Academic Honor Roll
• 2011-12 ACC All-Academic Team

In Tech[apos]s Record Book
50 Free (8th), 20.05
100 Fly (2nd), 46.96
200 Fly (1st), 1:43.00
200 Free Relay (2nd), 1:18.26
400 Free Relay (2nd), 2:55.15
800 Free Relay (1st), 6:23.68
200 Medley Relay (2nd), 1:26.73
400 Medley Relay (2nd), 3:12.16

As A Junior In 2013-14: Academic All-ACC selection for the third time in as many seasons and also named to the ACC[apos]s Academic Honor Roll for the third time… Named a captain for the second straight year… Competed in the NCAA Championship for the second time, thanks in part to his NCAA A-cut in the 200 fly (1:43.00 — a school record) and helping the 800 free relay also achieve an NCAA A-cut and a school record of 6:23.68… Established career-best times in five different individual events… Teamed with Andrew Kosic, Declan Poorman and Mats Westergren in the 800 free relay at the ACC Championship, which placed fourth overall in a school-record time of 6:23.68… Also swam the 200 free relay at the ACC Championships with Kosic, Taylor Wilson and Andrew Chetcuti that finished sixth (1:19.19)… Put down a career-best 46.96 in the 100 fly at the ACC Championship to place 10th and was ninth in the 200 fly in 1:44.33… He broke the school record in the 200 fly with a 1:43.00 (A-cut) at the Yellow Jacket Championship Qualifier… Was also part of the 400 free relay (2:55.15; 6th place) and 400 medley relay (3:12.16; 7th) at the ACC Championship — both of which stand as the second-fastest times in school history.

As A Junior In 2013-14: Represented Switzerland at the World University Games in the summer of 2013… Named one of four captains for the Yellow Jackets.

As A Sophomore In 2012-13: Named to the Academic All-ACC Team… Named one of four team captains… Enjoyed a strong sophomore season by setting career records in four events, moving up Tech[apos]s career top 10 lists in eight events and scoring points in two individual events and four relays at the ACC Championship… Also competed in the NCAA Championship on Tech[apos]s four relays — the 200 and 400 free relays and the 200 and 400 medley relays… Won seven individual events on the season, including double victories in both the 100 and 200 fly three times — versus College of Charleston, versus Georgia and versus Empry… Posted a fourth-place finish at the ACC Championship in the 100 fly (one spot behind Eric Chiu) and setting a career-best time of 47.07 — the second-fastest in school history… Was fifth at the ACCs in the 200 fly, also with a career-best time of 1:44.93 — Tech[apos]s fastest 200 fly time of the year and the and the second-fastest in school history… Swam on the 200 and 400 free relays and 200 and 400 medley relays at the ACC Championship and helped set the second-fastest times in Tech history on all four… The 200 free relay of van Duijn, Chiu, Andrew Kosic and Andrew Chetcuti finished fourth and achieved an NCAA [apos]A[apos] cut.

Summer of 2012: Set the Swiss National Record in the 100 fly (long course) with a time of 53.05 at the U.S. Open in Indianapolis.

As A Freshman In 2011-12: Placed his name in Georgia Tech[apos]s top 10 in six different categories… Posted the school[apos]s fifth-fastest times in both the 100 fly (47.86) and the 200 fly (1:47.76)… His 200 fly time was the fastest by a Yellow Jacket in 2011-12… Won six individual events as a rookie — three wins in the 10 fly and three more in the 200 fly… Finished seventh overall in the 100 fly at the ACC Championship in a time of 47.90, after putting down his season-best in the prelims… as 13th in the 200 fly at the ACC Championship in 1:48.00, with his season-best of 1:47.76 coming in the prelims… Anchored both the 200 and 400 free relays that finished sixth, and was part of the 800 free relay that finished seventh at the ACC meet.

Before Tech: Swam for the Limmat Sharks Zurich Club for the last five years under head coach Dirk Reinicke … The No. 2 all-time swimmer in the 100 fly in Switzerland … Has won multiple Swiss National Championships in the 50, 100 and 200 fly … Earned a spot in the 2008 European Junior Championship semifinals in the 100 fly … Was a part of the finals in the 50, 100 and 200 fly at the 2010 FINA World Cup in Singapore … Earned the Bronze medal in the 100 fly at the World CISM Military Games … Was the salutatorian of his high school class.

Personal: Born Nico van Duijn on October 6, 1990 in Bulach, Zurich, Switzerland … Parents are Eric and Flavia van Duijn … Brother to Tina … Chose to come to Tech because it was the best opportunity to combine competitive swimming and ambitious studying, the awesome facilities and the cool teammates … Started swimming at the age of 10 … Majoring in Electrical Engineering.

van Duijn[apos]s Career Top Times (through 2013-14 season)
50 Free 20.05 2014 ACC Championship
100 Free 46.20 vs. Emory (2/2/13)
200 Free 1:41.57 vs. SCAD (11/9/13)
500 Free 4:37.60 vs. Liberty/North Dakota (1/7/12)
100 Fly 46.96 2014 ACC Championship
200 Fly 1:43.00 2014 Yellow Jacket Championship Qualifier
200 IM 1:54.91 vs. FIU (12/19/13)
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