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Nils Wich-Glasen

  • position Breaststroke/Freestyle
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Coburg, Bayern, Germany
  • High school Gymnasium Fridericianum
  • position Breaststroke/Freestyle
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Coburg, Bayern, Germany
  • High school Gymnasium Fridericianum

Nils Wich-Glasen Bio

AWARDS/HONORS

  • 2018 NCAA All-American — 200 breaststroke
  • 2018 Second Team All-SEC
  • 2018 CSCAA Scholar All-American
  • 2018 SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll
  • 2017 NCAA All-American — 100 breaststroke
  • 2017 NCAA All-American — 200 breaststroke
  • 2017 Second Team All-SEC
  • SEC Swimmer of the Week (1X)
  • 2017 CSCAA Scholar All-American
  • 2017 SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll
  • 2016 NCAA All-American — 100 Breaststroke
  • 2016 Second Team All-SEC
  • 2016 CSCAA Scholar All-American
  • 2016 SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll
  • 2015 NCAA All-American — 200 Breaststroke
  • 2015 Second Team All-SEC
  • 2015 SEC All-Freshman Team
  • 2015 CSCAA Scholar All-American
  • 2015 SEC First Year Academic Honor Roll

IN THE RECORD BOOK

  • 1st — 100 breaststroke
  • 1st — 200 breaststroke
  • 2nd — 200 IM
  • 1st, 10th — 200 freestyle relay
  • 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 8th — 200 medley relay
  • 1st, 2nd, 5th, 6th, 7th — 400 medley relay
  • 3rd, 5th, 9th — 400 freestyle relay
  • 7th — 800 freestyle relay

2017-18 (SENIOR)

  • Earned All-America honors in the 200 breaststroke for the third time in his career with an 11th-place finish (1:54.26) at the NCAA Championships
  • Leaves Carolina as one of the best breaststrokers in school history with individual school records in both the 100 and 200 breast
  • Finished fifth in the 100 breaststroke (53.03) at the SEC Championships and third in the 200 breaststroke (1:53.53)
  • Tallied six first-place finishes during the season in the 100 breaststroke and five first-place finishes in the 200 breaststroke
  • Didn’t finish any lower than third in the 200 breast during the regular season and no lower than fourth in the 100 breast
  • Was a part of five winning relay teams during the season

2016-17 (JUNIOR)

  • Earned All-America honors in two events as a junior
  • Finished 6th in the 200 breaststroke (1:52.87) and 8th in the 100 breaststroke (51.92) at the NCAA Championships
  • Finished second in the 100 breaststroke (51.79), second in the 200 breaststroke (1:52.41) and 17th in the 200 IM (1:45.03) at the SEC Championships
  • Tallied 14 podium finishes, with seven of those being first place finishes
  • Took first or second place in every dual meet during the regular season in both the 100 breaststroke and 200 breaststroke

2015-16 (SOPHOMORE)

  • Earned All-America honors in the 100 breaststroke (52.31) by finishing seventh at the NCAA Championships
  • Broke South Carolina’s 100 breaststroke school record (52.12) in NCAA Championships prelims
  • Collected All-SEC honors by finishing third at the SEC Championships in the 200 breaststroke (1:53.94)
  • Also made the A final in the 100 breaststroke (52.83) at the SEC Championships, finishing fifth
  • Swam the 200 IM (1:46.25) at the SEC Championships, finishing 12th
  • Earned 13 victories in individual races as a sophomore
  • Collected five wins in the 100 breaststroke, five in the 200 breaststroke and three in the 200 IM
  • Earned multiple event victories at the FGCU Invite, Purdue Dual, Alabama Dual, Duke Dual and ECU Tri-Meet
  • Set a school record and finished second in the 100 breaststroke (52.63) at the Georgia Tech Invitational

2014-15 (FRESHMAN)

  • Became first Gamecock in the history of the men’s swimming program to earn All-America honors in the breaststroke
  • Finished seventh overall in the 200 breaststroke (1:53.60) at the 2015 NCAA Championships, setting a personal record of 1:52.60 in the preliminary
  • Finished 28th in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 53.26 at the NCAA Championships
  • Earned a medal at the SEC Championships with a second-place finish in the 200 breaststroke with an A cut of 1:52.81, automatically qualifying for the NCAA Championships
  • Finished 12th in the 100 breaststroke with a career-best time of 53.11 and 20th in the 200 IM (1:47.13) at the SEC Championships
  • Tallied a team-leading 13 individual wins
  • Never finished lower than second in the 200 breaststroke during the regular season
  • Recorded the first wins of his collegiate career in the 100 and 200 breaststroke and the 200 IM in the Gamecocks’ season opener at Kentucky
Wich-Glasen’s Top Times
Event Time Date Meet Location
100 Freestyle 46.33# 10/17/14 Georgia Tech Dual Atlanta, Ga.
200 Freestyle 1:39.55 1/23/26 South Carolina Quad Meet Columbia, S.C.
100 Backstroke 50.79 11/8/14 East Carolina/College of Charleston Columbia, S.C.
100 Breaststroke 51.58p 2/17/17 SEC Championships Knoxville, Tenn.
200 Breaststroke 1:52.41 2/18/17 SEC Championships Knoxville, Tenn.
200 IM 1:45.03 2/15/17 SEC Championships Knoxville, Tenn.
400 IM 3:54.29 11/21/14 Virginia Tech Invitational Christiansburg, Va.

! = School Record

p = Prelims

t = Time Trial

# = Leadoff Split/Split

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