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Nicole Saladino
Nicole  Saladino

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Pottstown, PA

High School:
Villa Maria Academy

Height:
5-7

Event:
Breast/IM/Fly

Birthdate:
12/09/1997


FRESHMAN (2016-17) 

  • Had four season best times at the MPSF Championships: 100 breast (1:09.33), 200 breast (2:31.41), 100 fly (1:01.53) and the 200 IM (2:16.62)

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB

  • Attended Villa Maria Academy where she earned four varsity letters and helped her team win a district and state championship every year
  • Was team captain her senior year
  • Swam for Golden Ram Aquatics for seven years where she competed in sectionals

PERSONAL 

  • Born December 9, 1997 in Paoli, to Cecilia Capone
  • Chose USD for its strong neuroscience program, the location, the weather, and the welcoming atmopshere
  • She loves playing in the ocean and hopes to learn to surf

What is your most memorable swimming/diving moment? Why?
My most memorable moment was at the State Championship meet with my high school, after we won the state championship title and set a Pennsylvania record for all sports of the most consecutive state titles accomplished. That feeling with my team was incomparable… we all did the “hurricane rumble”, our notorious cheer, and celebrated by jumping into the water as a team.

Describe yourself as an athlete and as a student.  
As a student-athlete, I have always had a strong work ethic and put my best into everything. It's tough to successfully balance school and swim, especially with a tough major, but I do my best to make it work and spend a lot of time working hard, both in and out of the pool.

What piece of coaching and/or personal advice has stuck with you over the years?
My grandfather used to come to all my swim meets, and he would always say to me before my races, “head and heart”. It meant to use my head to really think about what I'm doing, but to use my heart to find my passion and remember why I started swimming in the first place.

What do you see yourself doing in 10 years?
In ten years, I hope to be a successful anesthesiologist working in a great hospital and helping people, and hopefully having or starting a family of my own. My ultimate goal is to be truly happy, which is how I define ultimate success.

QUICK HITS

Favorite TV show: Grey’s Anatomy    
Favorite food: Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
Favorite place to spend time: The beach
Major: Pre-Med 


CAREER TOP TIMES

Event Time Meet
100 Breast 1:09.33 2017 MPSF Championships
200 Breast 2:31.41 2017 MPSF Championships
200 IM 2:16.62 2017 MPSF Championships
100 Fly 1:01.53 2017 MPSF Championships
200 Free 2:10.88 USD-UCSD Dual (1/28/16)
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