University of Iowa Athletics
Fly/Breast/IM

Tyler Nichols

Class Fr.
Hometown Marshall, Mo.
High School Marshall

Hawk Item — Finished his career ranking seventh in the UI record books in 200 breast (1:59.33) and eighth in 100 breast (54.46).

2015-16 — Posted an NCAA “B” qualifying time in 100 breast (54.46) and 200 breast (1:59.33) to rank second on the team in both events… swam a collegiate-best in 50 free (20.50)… had a season-best time in 100 fly (48.83), 200 fly (1:55.05), and 200 IM (1:56.82)… scored in the 100 breast at the Big Ten Championships, placing 18th (54.46)… Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2014-15 — Swam NCAA “B” qualifying times in the 100 and 200 breast… swam collegiate-best times in the 50 free (20.52), 100 breast (54.90), 200 breast (1:59.73), 100 fly (48.39), and 200 IM (1:51.66)… ranks eighth all-time in the 200 breast and ninth in the 100 breast… posted 20 top-five finishes, including three wins… recipient of the team’s Strength & Conditioning Achievement Award… named Academic All-Big Ten… letterwinner.

2013-14 — Swam collegiate best times in the 100-fly (48.81), 200-fly (1:50.08) and 200 IM (1:51.70) at Big Ten Championships… swam season-best time in 100-breast (57.14) at the Hawkeye Invitational… recorded nine top-10 times this season… recipient of the Irving B. Weber Award… Academic All-Big Ten… letterwinner.

2012-13 — Swam collegiate best times in the 100 (56.93) and 200 (2:04.69) breast and 200 IM (1:53.34) at the Big Ten Championships and in the 400 IM (4:08.47) at the Hawkeye Invitational… posted a trio of top five finishes… letterwinner.

High School — Earned All-America status in the 200 IM and 100 breast… National qualifier in the 200 IM and Junior National qualifier in the 200 IM, 100 breast and 200 breast… four-time all-state and all-conference selection… claimed the Missouri state title in the 100 breast (57.01) as a senior and finished second in the 200 IM… three-time team Most Valuable Player… named Rookie of the Year as a freshman… led team to an undefeated season as a senior… placed sixth in the state in the 100 breast (1:01.31) and 100 fly (52.70) as a sophomore… was second in state in the 100 breast (58.55) and 200 IM (1:52.98) as a junior… also was the 200 IM (1:51.08) state runner-up as a senior… holds school records in the 100, 200 and 500 free, 100 fly, 200 IM, 100 back and as a part of the 200 and 400 free relay and 200 medley relay… ServPro Scholar Athlete… four-time recipient of the Academic Excellence Award… National Honor Society secretary and student body treasurer… coached by Jillian Pointer and Mike Ballard.

Personal — Born July 12, 1993… son of Bill and Lisa Nichols… has a younger sister, Lauren… majoring in pharmacy.

Nichol’s Collegiate Bests

Event Time Meet Date
50 Free 20.50 at Big Ten Championships 2/25/16
100 Free 48.06 Black & Gold Intrasquad 10/13/12
100 Breast 54.46 at Big Ten Championships 2/26/16
200 Breast 1:59.33 at Big Ten Championships 2/27/16
100 Fly 48.39 Big Ten Championships 2/26-28/15
200 Fly 1:50.08 at Big Ten Championships 3/1/14
200 IM 1:51.66 Hawkeye Invitational 12/5-7/14
400 IM 4:08.47 Hawkeye Invitational 12/1/12