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Nick SLOMAN
Sport Open Water Swimming
NOC Australia   
GenderMen
Born30 Oct 1997
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Noosa, QLD, AUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Higher education
Engineering - Queensland University of Technology: Australia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming as a baby. "At six months old my dad threw me in the back yard pool because he had a passion for swimming so naturally it rubbed off on me. Ever since then I've worked my way up the pool swimming ranks and then moved into surf life saving at age 12. Since then I've really found my passion for open water swimming."
Why this sport?
"It has always been a dream of mine to represent Australia at any [swimming] competition."
Club / Team
Noosa Swimming Club [AUS] / Queensland University of Technology [AUS]: Australia
Name of coach
John Rodgers [club], AUS
General Interest
Hobbies
Surfing, golf. (Facebook page, 28 Jan 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
"Winning bronze in the 25m butterfly [for U7] boys at my first swimming carnival." (swimming.org.au, 01 Sep 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Pain is temporary, glory is forever." (swimming.org.au, 01 Sep 2018)
Awards and honours
He was named 2017 Sunshine Coast Surf Lifesaving Athlete of the Year in Australia. (sunshinecoastdaily.com.au, 01 Aug 2017)
Other sports
He has competed in pool swimming at national level in Australia and surf lifesaving at state level in Queensland, Australia. (Facebook page, 19 Aug 2017; sunshinecoastdaily.com.au, 15 Aug 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, and to win an Olympic or world title in open water swimming. (TYR Australia Vimeo page, 02 May 2019; sunshinecoastdaily.com.au, 27 Jan 2018)

 Competition Highlights
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
21 2019 Gwangju, KOR 10km 1:49:22.7
5 2019 Gwangju, KOR 5km - Team Relay 54:36.8
World Series
Rank Year Venue Event Result
  2020   10km  
25 2020 Doha, QAT 10km 1:50:09.5
7 2019   10km  
2 2019 Beau Vallon, SEY 10km 1:56:04.10
7 2019 Doha, QAT 10km 1:52:29.6
1 2019 Nantou, TPE 10km 1:56:31.2
22 2018   10km  
6 2018 Balatonfüred, HUN 10km 1:56:02.50
54 2018 Doha, QAT 10km 1:56:28.1
10 2018 Setúbal, POR 10km 1:56:42.38
Pan Pacific Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2018 Tokyo, JPN 10km 1:59:20.8