Nicki Ciavarella
Nicki  Ciavarella


Valley Cottage, N.Y.

High School:



2016-17 Sophomore Season: Earned sixth place in the 200-yard breast with a 2:26.84 against Iowa • earned 2:26.27 in the 200-yard breast against North Dakota • cut over four seconds off of her time in the 200-yard breast, earning a 2:22.84 at the Jean Freeman Invitational • finished in fourth place with a 1:03.40 in the 100-yard breast at the Jean Freeman Invitational • tallied a 1:02.87 and 32nd place in the 100-yard breast at the 2017 Big Ten Championships • earned a 2:19.20 and 41st place in the 200-yard breast at the 2017 Big Ten Championships.

2015-16 Freshman Season:
First-year letterwinner • At the 2016 Big Ten Championships, Ciavarella placed 41st in the 100 breast, 51st in the 200 breast and 73rd in the 200 IM • Recorded seven top-five finishes for Minnesota as a rookie • Competed in 10 meets during the regular season.

High School: 2015 graduate of Nyack High School • Member of the National Honors Society and Art Honors Society • Swimming varsity letter winner • All-State • Rockland County Swimmer of the Year • Scholastic All-American • Junior National Qualifier in 100-meter and 200-meter breaststroke • Metropolitan Record Holder and Junior National Qualifier in the 400 medley relay • Section meet record holder in the 100-yard breaststroke • Phoenix Aquatics record holder in the 100 and 200 breaststroke • Zone Select Camp Participant • Two-time county and section champion in the 100-yard breaststroke • New York State Medalist. 

Personal: Born March 17, 1997 • Daughter of Angelo and Kathleen Ciavarella • Has one sister, Faith • Plans to major in engineering. 

Top Times at Minnesota
Event Time Date
100 breast 1:02.87 2/17/2017
200 breast 2:19.20 2/18/2017
200 IM 2:06.55 2/18/2016



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