Nicholas Schafer
Nicholas Schafer

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Carina, Australia

Last College:
Queensland University of Technology

Height:
6-1

Event:
Breast/IM

2013-14: Earned NCAA honorable-mention All-America honors at the NCAA championships after setting a school record and earning 15th-place in the 200-yard breaststroke (1:54.23) ... at the Big Ten championships, broke the school record and finished fifth in the 100-yard breaststroke (52.88) ... helped set a new school record in the 400-yard medley relay (3:09.76) and swam a personal best in the 50-yard freestyle (21.14) at Big Tens ... set a pool record in the 100-yard breaststroke (55.79) at the Milwaukee Dual ... set a pool record in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:02.19) at the Green Bay Dual

2012-13: Helped the 400-yard medley relay team (3:10.64) to a 17th-place finish at the NCAA championships ... swam a personal-best time in the 200-yard breaststroke (1:55.07) at the NCAA championships ... member of the 400-yard medley relay team (3:10.29) that earned a fourth-place finish at the Big Ten championships ... finished fifth in the 200-yard breaststroke (1:55.40) at the Big Ten championships ... member of the 200-yard medley relay team (1:27.16) that finished ninth at the Big Ten championships ... finished the 50-yard freestyle in a personal-best time of 25.04 at the Big Ten championships ... earned five individual top-five finishes.

Before Wisconsin: Schafer came to Wisconsin after one year at Queensland University of Technology in Queensland, Australia ... swam for River City Rapids club under Coach Dion Walmsley ... competed in 2010 Youth Olympics in Singapore taking home four medals--won gold medals in 100-meter breaststroke and 4x100-meter relay, won silver in 50-meter breaststroke, won bronze in 200-meter breaststroke ... became Australia's first ever gold-medal winner at the Youth Olympic Games in the men's 100-meter breaststroke ... bronze medalist in 100-meter breaststroke in the 2010 Australian Swimming Championships ... Australian Youth Olympic Festival Swimming Team 2009 ... Australian National Short Course Finalist 2008 ... named 2011 Queensland University of Technology Student Guild Sport Scholar ... began swimming competitively in 2004.

Personal Bests
50 Free: 21.14 (2/26/2014)
100 Breast: 52.88 (2/26/2014)
200 Breast: 1:54.23 (3/27/2014)

Honorable Mention All-America Honors (1)
2014(1)
200 Breast: 15th (1:54.23)

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