Women's Swimming

Tara-Lynn Nicholas
Tara-Lynn  Nicholas


Pietermaritzburg,South Africa

High School:
The Wykeham Collegiate




American Athletic Conference Announces All-League Performers

Mustangs Won 12 Events At Conference Championship


Mustangs Finish 20th At 2014 NCAA Swimming And Diving Championship

SMU Picks Up Six All-America Honors


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

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


Mustangs Earn Runner-Up Honors At Inaugural Conference Championship

Nicholas Earns 200-Breaststroke Championship On Final Night

2014-15 (So.): AAC CHAMPIONSHIP: Won the 100-breast with an ‘A’ cut and school record … Placed 2nd in the 200-breast … Was part of the winning 200-free and 200-medley relay teams … NORTH TEXAS: Won the 100-breast … TEXAS/ARIZONA: Was part of a winning 200-medley relay (Arcila, Erasmus, N. Lindborg) … Placed 2nd in the 100- and 200-breast … AUSTIN GRAND PRIX: Placed 5th in the 100-breast ... LSU: Was part of the 2nd place 200-medley relay team (Arcila, Erasmus, N. Lindborg) ... Finished 4th in the 100-breast ... TEXAS A&M INVITE: Finished 3rd in the Consolation Final of the 200-breast ... HOUSTON: Part of a 1st place 400-free relay team (Erasmus, Bezan, Santa) and 2nd place 400-medley team (Volchkov, Sudarma, Kondis) ... Won the 100-breast ... RICE: Earned the top spot in the 200-medley relay (Arcila, Erasmus, Parmenter) ... Was 2nd in the 100-breast ... SMU CLASSIC: Was part of a 2nd place 400-medley relay (Arcila, Erasmus, Santa) and 200-medley relay (Arcila, Erasmus, N. Lindborg) ... Won the Consolation Final of the 100- and 200-breast.

2014 (Summer): Commonwealth Games: Finished fifth as part of South Africa's 4x100-meter medley relay team ... Reached the semifinals of the 50- and 100-meter backstroke ...Sa Short Course Championship:Won gold in the 50-meter breaststroke ... Finished second in both the 100-meter backstroke and as part of the 4x50-meter mixed medley relay team ... 4x50-meter freestyle relay was third.


2013-14 (Fr):NCAA Championship: Finished eighth in the 100-breast with a time of 1:00.44 while scoring 11 points for the Mustangs ... Placed 27th in the prelims in the 200-breast with a time of 2:10.44 ... American Athletic Conference Championships: Earned a third place finish in the 200-breast with a time of 1:00.78 ... Finished first in the 200-breast with an AAC Championship record and time of 2:10.10 ... North Texas: Finished second as a part of the 200-medley relay team (Matthews, Erasmus, Bezan) with a time of 1:45.49 ... Austin Grand Prix: Earned a fifth place finish in the B Final with a time of 2:38.58 in the 200-meter breaststroke ... Placed first in the B final (1:11.33) of the 100-meter breaststroke ... Texas A&M: Finished fifth along with the 400-medley relay team of Matthews, Erasmus, Parmenter with a time of 3:56.98 ... Placed fifth in the 100-back (1:06.85) ... Earned a third place finish in the 200-breast (2:26.17) ... Finished second as a part of a 200-free relay team of Parmenter, Erasmus, Balke (1:40.97).

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.

2014 CSCAA All-America

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