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But first things first: Austin, March 27-29.
Unlike at last year’s NCAAs, when Soedel says he was shaking and sweating before races, "I’m not going to be intimidated by them," he says. "When I show up, they’re going to be intimidated by me."
NCAA Men’s Swimming ChampionshipsMarch 27-29,
At Austin, Texas
Nick Soedel at a glance
Hometown » Huntington Beach, Calif.
Age » 20 | Height » 6’5”
Year » Junior
Major » Psychology
Pac-12 Championship results » 1st, 100 freestyle; 3rd, 50 freestyle
Sven, Patty, and Soedel’s 14-year-old sister, April, will be there to provide support and, if need be, to point him toward the blocks. Sven’s parents also plan to drive down from West Lafeyette, Ind.
Jokes Sven, "After all these years, they finally have a swimmer in our family who has done something."
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