ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 
Nicholas Tan
Nicholas Tan
Height: 6-0
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Singapore
High School: Raffles Institution
Position: Fly/Free

Freshman 2008-09
Won 200 butterfly in 1:51.27 in first collegiate meet against Cornell and Dartmouth ... Part of 200 medley relay that placed third against Columbia with 1:35.12 clip ... Finished fifth in 400 freestyle relay in 3:06.39 in 400 freestyle relay, sixth in 1:24.97 in 200 freestyle relay, sixth in 200 butterfly (1:49.50) and ninth in 100 butterfly (49.21) at Georgia Invitational ... Was second in 100 butterfly (50.50) and third in 200 butterfly with a mark of 1:51.31 against Navy ... Took second in 200 butterfly (1:52.91) against Penn ... Was second in 100 freestyle with a time of 47.06 against Brown .. Swam third in 200 butterfly (1:47.56) and eighth in 48.88 in 100 butterfly at HYP meet ... Placed 10th in 100 butterfly (48.70) at Ivy League Championships.

Background
Swam the butterfly and freestyle at Raffles Institution and Raffles Junior College ... Captain of the Raffles Junior College national schools championship team and the Navy Swim team inter-formation championship team ... Singapore Open national record holder in the 100 butterfly, 50 butterfly and 400 free relay ... Record holder in the 800 free relay for the Singapore U-17 team ... Competed at the World Swimming Championships and the World Cup in 2007 ... Participated in the 2008 Charity Swim for Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund Giving is Winning campaign by the IOC ... Was also in the 2008 UN High Commissioner for Refugees 24-hour charity swimathon for Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore ... Nominated for the Best Paper Award at the World Congress on Engineering conference in 2007 ... Won the Gold Award, Best Report and Best Oral Presentation awards at the Singapore Science Fair in 2006 ... Also played on the secondary school tennis team ... Enjoys skiing, tennis and table tennis.