The George Washington University: Men's Swimming

Niklas Glenesk
Niklas Glenesk

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Austin, TX

High School:
Westlake

Event:
Free

Major:
Chemistry



05/19/2013

90 Student-Athletes Among George Washington University's Class of 2013

Annual GW Commencement on National Mall Punctuates Collegiate Experience

02/24/2013

Freshman Oliver Keegan Leads GW Men's Swimming on Final Day of A-10s

Rookie Claims Gold in 200-Fly, Colonials Take Fourth at Conference Championships

02/22/2013

Graeter's Gold Highlights GW Men's Swimming's Third Day of A-10 Championships

Senior Claimed First Gold Medal with NCAA 'B' Cut Time in 400 IM

02/21/2013

GW Men's Swimming in Fourth Through Two Days of A-10 Championships

Freshman Oliver Keegan and Senior Phillip Graeter Make Trips to Podium

02/20/2013

GW Men's Swimming Breaks a Pair of Records on First Day of A-10 Championships

Men's 800-Yard Freestyle Relay Team Lands Third-Place Finish

02/05/2013

GW Swimming vs. George Mason (1.26.2013)

Senior Day (1.26.2013)

11/13/2012

GW Men's & Women's Swimming vs. Drexel

GW vs. Drexel (11.03.2012) Photos by: James Lang


2011-12: Named Atlantic 10 Performer of the Week (Jan. 16)...Finished fifth at Atlantic 10 Championships (Feb. 22) in 200-yard freestyle relay with career-best time of 1:40.35...Anchored school-record setting 800-yard freestyle relay team that finished third at A-10 Championships with a time of 6:40.15...Swam a career-best time of 4:33.39 in preliminary heat of 500-yard freestyle and finished sixth in finals with a time of 4:36.98 at conference championships...Swam a career-best time of 22.28 seconds in the 50-yard freestyle in a tri-meet with Catholic and American (Oct. 14)...Posted a career-best time of 46.69 seconds in the 100-yard freestyle at the Patriot Invitational (Nov. 17)...Named to GW Department of Athletics and Recreation Academic Dean's List...Named to Fall 2011 Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll.

2010-11: At the Atlantic-10 Championship Meet: Finished seventh in both the 500-yard freetyle and 1,650-yard freestyle events... Anchored the fourth-place finishing 800-yard freestyle relay team...Time in the 1,650 ranks ninth on the program's top times list...Served as a team captain...Racked up 11 first-place performances in dual meet action...Finished second in the 200-yard, 500-yard and 1,000-yard freestyle events at the URI Invitational and swam on the winning 400-yard freestyle relay team.

2009-10: At the Atlantic 10 Championships, was second-highest scoring freshman and the only first-year in the A-10 to final in three events...Recorded lifetime bests in his fourth-place 500-yard freestyle (4:36.57), eighth-place 200-yard freestyle (1:42.50), and seventh-place 1,650-yard freestyle (16:12.78.) events...Never competed in the 1650 before his race at the A-10s...Integral part of many relays for the Colonials, leading off the all-freshman 800-yard freestyle relay (1:42.36)...Also swam on the 400-yard freestyle relay (46.68), 400-yard medley relay (47.06), and 200-yard freestyle relay (21.11).

High School: Four-year letterman for the Westlake Chaps...Was a three-year regional meet finalist...Finalist in the Texas State Championships in 2009 in the 200-yard freestyle and 400-yard freestyle relays...Named team captain in 2009 for the Chaps and Lost Creek Aquatics...Swam year round with Texas Gold (1997-2000), Circle C Swimming (2000-02) and Lost Creek Aquatics (2002-09) club swim teams.

Personal: Born Niklas Lekander Glenesk on January 5, 1991, in Austin, TX...Son of Agenta Lekander-Glenesk and Dean Glenesk...Father competed for the U.S. Olympic Team in 1980 and 1984 in the modern pentathlon, earning a team silver in 1984...Mother was a member of the Swedish Junior National track and field team, competing in 1,500-meter event in 1977...Majoring in chemistry with aspirations to pursue a graduate degree in a medical or science-related field.

CAREER BESTS (Through 2011-12 Season)
50-Yard Freestyle 22.28 American-Catholic Tri-Meet (10/14/2011)
100-Yard Freestyle 46.69 Patriot Invitational (11/17/2011)
200-Yard Freestyle 1:40.35 Atlantic 10 Championships (2/22/2012)
500-Yard Freestyle 4:33.39 Atlantic 10 Championships (2/22/2012)
1,000-Yard Freestyle 9:46.13 Rhode Island Invitational (1/14/2011)
1,650-Yard Freestyle 16:07.62 Atlantic 10 Championships (2/22/2012)
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