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Nick Caldwell
Nick  Caldwell

RS Senior

Sarasota, Fla.

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2014-15: The second-team All-Big Ten honoree and team captain led the team in the 200-yard freestyle thanks to a seventh-place finish at Big Ten championships (1:34.97) ... also contributed to the UW record-breaking 800-yard freestyle relay (6:16.30) that placed second at the Big Ten championships and 9th at the NCAA championships, earning Honorable Mention All-America honors ... led the team in the 200-yard butterfly and holds the second-fastest time in program history after placing third at the Texas Invitational (1:44.75) ... also helped the 400-yard freestyle relay to a 20th-place finish at the NCAA championships and recorded the third-fastest time in program history (2:54.28) ... recorded the second-fastest time on the team in the 500-yard freestyle (4:19.59) ... recipient of the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award.

2013-14: The second-team All-Big Ten honoree owns three school records in the 200-yard (1:34.10), 1000-yard (9:01.33) and 1650-yard (15:02.16) freestyle events ... swam the second-fastest time in school history in the 500-yard freestyle (4:15.81) at the Big Ten championships ... named to the U.S. National Swimming Team ... earned NCAA honorable-mention All-America honors at the NCAA championships after helping the 800-yard freestyle relay squad to a 13th-place finish (6:22.00) in the finals and a school record (6:19.22) in the event's prelims ... set a pool record in the 200-yard freestyle (1:39.35) at the Milwaukee Dual

2012-13 (Florida): Did not compete.

2011-12 (Florida): Earned the first All-America honor of his career as a part of the 800 free relay team that finished seventh at the 2012 NCAA Championships...In his first NCAA appearance, finished 26th in the 1,650 free (15:15.02), 30thin the 500 free (4:21.08) and 31st in the 200 free (1:36.88)...Finished third in the 500 free (4:19.12), eighth in the 1,650 free (15:14.60), and 10th in the 200 free (1:36.86) - the highest of any freshman in the event - to earn SEC All-Freshman team honors...Part of the 800 free relay team at the SEC Championships that swam the eighth fastest time in UF history (6:20.86)...Swam the fastest 200, 500, 1,000 and 1,650 free on the year by a Gator freshman...Against Tennessee, took second in the 1,000 free (9:20.78) and third in the 500 free (4:31.25)...Finished three-four in the mid-distance events against Auburn with a 4:04.54 mark in the 400m free and 8:25.41 in the 800m free...At the Classic @ SMU, finished eighth in the 500 free (4:25.47) and ninth in the 200 free (1:38.82)...Collected three top-10 finishes at the Georgia Tech Invitational with a fifth-place swim in both the 200 (1:40.46) and 500 free (4:30.43), seventh-place swim in the 1,650 free (15:41.56) and helped the 800 free relay team finish first...Grabbed a pair of runner-up finishes against FSU in the 500 (4:27.27) and 1,000 free (9:11.35)...Finished fourth in both the 200m (1:55.99) and 400m (4:05.84) free against Georgia... In his NCAA debut, swam a 1:39.79 in the 200 free to touch second, and recorded personal-best swims in the 200 back (1:54.31) and 200 fly (1:56.08)...Helped lead head coach Gregg Troy to his 12th-consecutive top-10 finish at NCAA's.

Prior to Florida: Attended Riverview High School...Trains at Sarasota YMCA under head coach Steve Brown...Rated the No. 2 men's swimming recruit in the country byCollegeSwimming.com...Named a 2010 NISCA/Speedo Swimming and Diving All-American...Named to the 2010 Pinch-A-Penny All-State Team after winning state titles in the 200 IM and 500 free...Broke the national junior record with a 3:52.32 finish in the 400 free during the prelims of the 2010 U.S. Junior Nationals in Irvine, Calif.,...Won the 400 and 800 free, and 400 IM, while placing second in the 200 free and third in the 1,500 free...Six-time FHSAA state champion...Three-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American...FHSAA state record holder in the 500 free, as well as a five-time national age group record holder...Has swum since he was eight years old...Chose Florida over Texas, Stanford, North Carolina and Georgia.

Personal: Majors are Chemistry and Zoology

Top Times
100 Free: 44.80 (12/5/2013)
200 Free: 1:34.10 (12/26/2014)
500 Free: 4:15.81 (2/26/2014)
1000 Free: 9:15.90 (11/15/2013)
1650 Free: 15:02.16 (2/26/2014)
100 Fly: 49.50 (11/21/2014)
200 Fly: 1:44.75 (12/7/2014)
400 IM: 4:06.12 (11/2/2013)

School Records

200 Freestyle: 1:34.10 (2/27/2014)
1000 Freestyle: 9:01.33 (3/1/2014)
800 Free Relay: 6:16.30 (2/25/2015)

2015 Second-Team All-Big Ten
2015 Big Ten Sportsmanship Award
2015 Academic All-Big Ten
2014 Academic All-Big Ten
2014 Second Team All-Big Ten
2014 Capital One Academic All-District at-large team
2014 CSCAA First Team Scholar All-American

Honorable Mention All-America Honors (2)
2015 (1)
800 Free Relay: 9th (6:18.34)

800 Free Relay: 13th (6:22.00)

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