Schwegel signs with Va. Tech

Published 10:36 pm Friday, April 29, 2016

Nicholas Schwegel of South Eastern Virginia Aquatics and Isle of Wight Academy has made a commitment to swim for Virginia Tech.

Schwegel is a U.S.A. Junior National qualifier in the 500 free SCY, 200 fly SCY, 400 IM SCY, 200 free LCM, and 400 IM LCM. His versatility in the water could make him a great addition to the Hokie squad.

Schwegel began swimming at the age of 5 for his local summer league team, but he has been swimming year-round for only about six years.

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Schwegel is primarily a mid-distance swimmer. His best times are as follows:

200 free SCY – 1:40.32
  • 500 free SCY – 4:31.64
200 fly SCY – 1:50.20
  • 400 IM SCY – 3:57.08
200 free LCM – 1:55.77
400 free LCM – 4:05.30
  • 400 IM LCM – 4:35.34

“Swimming for Virginia Tech has been a lifelong dream of mine, and it’s surreal to believe that this is finally happening,” Schwegel said.

“I can’t wait to be representing Hokie Nation in the pool and in the classroom, and I really look forward to racing at the collegiate level. I can’t thank my friends, family and support system enough for getting me this far.”