Coach Info
Name Phone Email Team Name City State
Club Alex Nieto Irvine Novaquatics Irvine CA
High School Kareem Captan
50yd free 50m free 100yd free 100m free 200yd free 200m free 400m free 500yd free 800m free 1000yd free 1500m free 1650yd free
Best Result 22.77 25.70 49.44 56.88 1:51.02 2:07.04 4:36.39 5:00.58 9:26.53 10:19.35 - -
50yd back 50m back 100yd back 100m back 200yd back 200m back
Best Result 27.77 - 58.70 1:10.44 2:09.59 2:35.41
50yd breast 50m breast 100yd breast 100m breast 200yd breast 200m breast
Best Result 31.42 - 1:08.42 - 2:29.29 -
50yd fly 50m fly 100yd fly 100m fly 200yd fly 200m fly
Best Result 24.94 - 53.44 1:02.03 2:01.43 2:22.36
200yd IM 200m IM 400yd IM 400m IM
Best Result 2:09.18 2:28.42 4:33.99 -
Physical Attributes
Years swimming
Swimming Honors

2018-2019 - Southern California Swimming Top 8 Performance Award;
2019 CA MVN Summer JOS - Boys 15&Over 200M Free Relay - Bronze Medal (3rd) & Relay Lead-Off Sectional time (25.7); Boys 13&Over 200M Butterfly -13th Place (Finalist).
2018 and 2019 - 100 yd Butterfly - CIF Consideration ; Also CDM Swim honored with CIF Southern Southern Academic Award (2018-2019)
2nd Place medal 2019 @ Sunset Conference - Surf League Finals
Varsity for 2 years at Corona Del Mar High School - Outstanding Freshman and Most Valuable Sophomore Awards.
1st Place - 200 yard Medley Relay Varsity @ Sunset Conference - Surf League Finals
3rd Place - 200 yard Free Relay Varsity @ Sunset Conference - Surf League Finals
4th - 100 Free ; 8th - 50 Free; 10th - 100 Fly @ PC ACSC Senior Trials & Finals Meet (Santa Cruz)
8th Place for 100 Fly AND 15th for 200 Fly @ SCS/Lakewood Senior Invite - 2018
1st Place for 400 Yard Medley Relay @ SCS/Lakewood Senior Invite - 2018
Top 16 Southern California Swimming for 13/14 (2017-2018)
2nd Place - 200 meter Free Relay for 13/14 @ MVN Summer Junior Olympics (2018)
3rd Place - 400 meter Free Relay for 13/14 @ MVN Summer Junior Olympics (2018)
11th Prelims/16th Finals or 100 Fly @ Rose Bowl Spring Junior Olympics (2018)
6th Place - 1000 Free @ PC ACSC Senior Trials & Finals Meet @ Santa Cruz (2018)
4th Place - 200 Fly @ PC ACSC Senior Trials & Finals Meet @ Santa Cruz (2018)


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High School
Corona Del Mar High School
School City
Newport Beach
School State
Guidance Counselor
Rhonda Reid
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Major Category
Health Professions and Related Sciences
Gene/Genetic Therapy
Major Category
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences
Major Category
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other
Other Academic Information
Bioengineering, Cognitive Science, Psychobiology, Behavioral Sciences
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Personal Highlights

Awarded Southern California Swimming's Top 8 Performance Award 2018-2019

At Junior Olympics, I went to finals for the 200M fly and finished 13th. I was on 2 relays for the 15 & over group, one of which was the 200M Free Relay (3rd place medal) and where I got my sectional cut.

Sectional Time: 50 Free(LCM-Relay Lead-Off).
2 Sectional Bonuses (100 Free LCM and 100 Fly SCY) - very close and I will get those times per my goals.

Prior to that, I had moved up to Senior Gold 1 in my club team (Irvine Novaquatics) at the beginning of the Spring 2019 season and I had an exciting high school sophomore year as a 2nd year Varsity swimmer (I received Most Valuable Sophomore and previously Most Outstanding Freshman of the Year); our team went to CIF for relays and I also received the 100 yd Fly CIF consideration. During the season, I had my personal best in the 500 yd Free with a 5:00.58.

Additional Highlights:
Youth Movement Against Alzheimer’s (YMAA), CDMHS Chapter, Co-Founder/Co-President, (9/2019-Present)
Accepted to Summer Research program for Pathways to Stem Cell Science (8/2019)
First Robotics - Triton Tech 6072 - Houston World Championships (2018 and 2019)
Future Career Club - Co-founder/Co-President (2018-Present)
Peer Assistance League (PAL) - Accepted to leadership program. (2019-Present)
BLS Provider/Basic Life Support Certification (CPR & AED) (7/2019)
CIF Southern Section Academic Awards: Boys Swimming, 7th place- Honorable Mention, (2018-2019)
California Scholarship Federation/CSF - Semester Member (Sophomore Year); Associate Member (Freshman Year)
Accepted to UCI Summer Premed program (only 150 selected worldwide) (6/2018)
USA Swimming - Phillips 66 - Nationals - Volunteer (Basket Carrier/Medal holder) (Summer 2018)
Current Events Club - Co-founder/Co-President (2017-2018)
UC Davis 2017 - Team/Roboplay Challenge Division 1, 1st Place in Southern California (2017)

Additional Questions:
Why do you want to be recruited to play sports in college?

I want to pursue swimming in college because of the values it has taught me in becoming a responsible and accountable adult. I see swimming as a choice and not a obligation, as I enjoy participating in practice and seeing my teammates virtually everyday. Competitive swim has taught me the values of discipline, respect, and fellowship; learning to listen to your coach and valuing his opinion and knowledge to achieve goals; while also supporting your teammates in their goals. I hope to continue to build lasting friendships with my new teammates and my future coach, learning to grow in my athletic career and personal growth in team collaboration.

Athletes are often leaders on and off the field. Please provide one example of how you have demonstrated leadership in both areas.

I have been volunteering at the Alzheimer's Family Center (AFC) and discovered the need for teens to volunteer at the facility, due to the lack of awareness of the disease. I was taught if I see a need, I should fill it; therefore, I researched how I could help and I co-founded a chapter for my high school, which focuses on public awareness for Alzheimer's and Dementia.
I invited my friend on my swim team to join me in this cause, after I already had invited her to join me in volunteering at the AFC . I asked my friend because she is a strong leader and I believed swimmers also have the ability to work in collaboration to produce results. She and I now have our own chapters, at our own high schools, and we believe our club chapters will make a huge difference in Orange County in creating awareness and finding a cure through funding research . The cause is called "Youth Movement for Against Alzheimer's" and I believe with our leadership, both chapters will make a difference in our communities to create change and social impact.

Please explain how you pursue "healthy athletic performance" as a student-athlete.

Healthy athletic performance as a student-athlete is defined by the perseverance and commitment to goals in athletics, experiencing triumph as well as failure; learning that outcomes are a result of continuous practice, improvement in technique, and self-awareness. I have learned to appreciate the wins as well as understand losses as growth opportunities.

Please describe how you are involved in service in your community and why these efforts are important to you.

I have been serving as an Activities Volunteer at the Alzheimer's Family Center in Huntington Beach, CA. I found the opportunity after my great-grandmother passed away last year and I wanted to give back to other seniors suffering from the same disease. My family was given her diagnosis after her death, so it was far too late to make a difference. It compelled me to make a real change, starting with volunteering once or twice a week; taking time to get to know the residents of the daycare facility and helping them with activities (e.g. puzzles, walking, games, crafts, and conversation). I am currently working in collaboration with friends on a large-scale strategic initiative to create real change and social impact in the healthcare sector, establishing a nonprofit organization to help our community members.

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