Women's Swimming



Tara-Lynn Nicholas
Tara-Lynn  Nicholas

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Pietermaritzburg,South Africa

High School:
The Wykeham Collegiate

Height:
6-1

Event:
Breaststroke


02/26/2015

American Athletic Conference Announces All-League Performers

Mustangs Won 12 Events At Conference Championship

03/22/2014

Mustangs Finish 20th At 2014 NCAA Swimming And Diving Championship

SMU Picks Up Six All-America Honors

03/21/2014

Erasmus And Nicholas Earn All-America Honors On Night Two Of NCAA Championship

Marne Erasmus And Tara-Lynn Nicholas Post Top-Eight Finishes

02/22/2014

Mustangs Earn Runner-Up Honors At Inaugural Conference Championship

Nicholas Earns 200-Breaststroke Championship On Final Night

All-America Honors
100 breast (2015)
400 medley relay (2015)
100 breast (2014)

School Records
100 breast - 59.12 (2015)

NCAA Qualifying Events ('B' standards unless otherwise noted)
50 free (2015)
100 breast (2015 'A', 2014)
200 breast (2015, 2014)
200 free relay (2015)
200 medley relay (2015 'A')
400 medley relay (2015 'A')

Conference Championships
100 breast (2015)
200 free relay (2015)
200 medley relay (2015)
200 breast (2014)

Conference Records
100 breast - 59.12 (2015)
200 breast - 2:10.10 (2014)
200 medley relay - 1:37.32 (2015)

All-Conference Honors
100 breast (2015)
200 breast (2015)
200 free relay (2015)
200 medley relay (2015)
100 breast (2014)
200 breast (2014)

Top Times
50 free - 25.49 - 11/15/2012
100 free - 54.72 - 11/15/2012
200 free - 1:54.81 - 2/20/2013
500 free - 5:05.36 - 2/20/2013
1000 free - 10:51.73 - 10/26/2012
1650 free - 17:23.81 - 2/20/2013
100 fly - 1:03.94 - 2/1/2014

International Experience
2015 South African National Championship

  • 50-meter breast - 1st place
  • 100-meter breast - 2nd place

2014 Commonwealth Games

  • 50-meter breast - Semifinals
  • 100-meter breast - Semifinals
  • 4x100-meter medley relay - 5th place

2014 Sa Short Course Championships

  • 50-meter breast - 1st place
  • 100-meter breast - 2nd place
  • 4x50-meter mixed medley relay - 2nd place
  • 4x50-meter freestyle relay - 3rd place
Prior to SMU: Competed at the 2013 World Championships in 50-, 100-, and 200-yard Breaststroke and the 400-yard Medley Relay ... Competed in the Junior World Championships in 2011 ...Swam for the Seals Swimming Club under Coach Wayne Ridden ... Member of Wykeham Collegiate School ... Graduated with music honors.

Personal: Anticipated psychology major ... Chose SMU because of Coach Collins and the swim program ... Enjoys playing guitar and music ... Has two sisters; Jordy-Kendall and Lorenza Amy ... Parents are Peter and Lynn.

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