Sean Nickley
Sean Nickley
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Springfield, Va.
High School: West Springfield
Position: Breast
Major: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

School Records:

100 breast – 56.35
200 breast – 2:01.30
200 Medley Relay – 1:32.98
400 Medley Relay – 3:22.88

Career Bests:

50 free – 22.74
100 free – 49.29
50 back – 25.17
100 back – 54.86
50 breast – 26.66
50 fly – 24.07
100 fly – 53.64
200 IM – 1:54.30

Career: Graduated with school records in the 100 and 200 breaststroke events…also a member of two school-record relay quartets…NCAA All-American…CSCAA Scholar All-American.

2013-14: Earned fourth varsity letter as a senior co-captain…became program’s first All-American since 2009 with a 12th-place finish in the 200 breaststroke on final day (March 22) of NCAA Championship Meet…also finished 17th in the nation in the 100 breaststroke on March 21…named a CSCAA Scholar All-American…broke school record in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:01.30 during NCAA prelims…broke school record in 100 breaststroke with a prelims time of 56.35 during UAA Championship on February 15…also finished as UAA runner-up in the event…swam a leg for school-record 400 medley relay team that posted a time of 3:22.88 during UAA Championship action on February 15...recorded individual career bests  throughout the year in the 100 back (54.86), 50 breast (26.66) and 200 IM (1:54.30).

2012-13: Earned third varsity letter…swam a leg for two school record-setting teams in the 200 medley relay (1:32.98) and 400 medley relay (3:25.50) at the UAA Championship in mid-February…ranked first on the team in both the 100 breast (57.80) and 200 breast (2:05.61). 

2011-12: Earned second varsity letter and turned in a pair of top-six finishes in the UAA…placed fourth in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 58.03 at UAA Championship on February 17…recorded a sixth-place finish in the 200 IM with a time of 1:56.84 at the UAA Championship on February 16…posted team-best times in the 100 breast (57.44) and 200 breast (2:05.90)…recorded individual season-best times in the 50 breast (27.80), 200 breast (2:05.31) and 50 fly (24.07).

2010-11: Earned first varsity letter as a freshman…earned All-UAA honors with a third-place finish in the 200 breast and an NCAA "B" cut time of 2:05.90 at the UAA Championship…also a member of the All-UAA 400 medley relay team that placed third…finished fourth individually in the 100 breast at the conference championship…posted team-best times in the 100 breast (57.44) and 200 breast (2:05.90)…second-best time on the team in the 50 fly (25.15) and 200 IM (1:55.53)…third-best time on the team in the 100 back (55.21) and 100 fly (53.64).

Personal: Earned four varsity letters at West Springfield High School…three-time all-district performer…WSHS team MVP in 2009 and 2010…member of the National Honor Society…son of Martin and Lynn Nickley.