Nicholas Walkotten
Nicholas Walkotten

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Hudsonville, Mich.

High School:
Jennison

Last College:
Indiana

Height:
6-1

Event:
Butterfly/Backstroke


2007-08 - Named All-SEC Second Team...First All-SEC men's swimmer at Carolina since 2001...Competed at FINA World Short Course Championships, where he finished fifth in the 200 butterfly...Competed in the NCAA Championships in the 100 and 200 butterfly...Finished 21st in the 200 fly; 24th in the 100 fly with a season-best 47.39...Was an automatic qualifier for the NCAA meet as he set a school record in the 200 fly with a personal-best 1:43.83 at the SEC Championships; finished second in the SEC with his performance... Scored 35 points for Carolina as an individual at the SEC Championships, finishing second in the 200 fly, eighth in the 100 fly and 10th in the 100 back...Had the team's top time in the 100 back with a 49.08, the second-fastest time in school history...Was on three of Carolina's top relay teams, the 200 FR, 800 FR and 400 MR.

PREVIOUS COLLEGE - Transfer from Indiana University ... 2006 All-American ... School record holder in 100 and 200 fly and the 400 medley relay ... Claimed a ninth place finish in the 200 fly at the 2006 NCAA Championship ... 2006 Big 10 Freshman of the Year.

PRE-COLLEGE - Graduated from Jenison High School ... Named All-American for four consecutive years (2001-2004) ... Named high school swimmer of the year in 2003 ... 2003 and 2004 state champion in the 200IM ... 2002, 2003 and 2004 state champion for the 100 fly ... Qualified for the 2008 Olympic Trials in 100, 200 fly and 100 backstroke ... Finished eighth at the 2004 Olympic trials in the 100 fly.

PERSONAL - Born on February 14, 1986 ... Parents are Steve and Rose ... Major is sociology.

Walkotten's Top Times

50 freestyle 21.66
100 freestyle 46.08
100 backstroke 49.08
100 butterfly 47.39
200 butterfly 1:43.83*
* School record