Nicholas Dworet’s passion for swimming was evident to all who had the fortune of knowing him. He started swimming for TS Aquatics in the Fall of 2016. It took time for Nick to become committed to the sport. Nick continually strived to be his absolute best self. Along his journey he experienced the roller coaster of trials and tribulations that go hand in hand with competitive sports.
Nick became a leader for his school community by exemplifying hard work, dedication, and perseverance. In his senior year at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Nick was named Team Captain. In 2018, Nick competed and took home winning titles in the 50 and 100 freestyle at the BCAA (Broward County Athletics Association) Championship. In addition, he competed in the State Championships and finished in the top five in the 100 freestyle race and top sixteen in the 50 freestyle race. As a result, Nick was awarded an academic scholarship to the University of Indiana. His future goal was to compete in the Olympics for his home country, Sweden.
Nicholas Dworet passed away on February 14, 2018 in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida.
He was 17 years old and was just 1 month, 10 days short of his 18th birthday. Nick was extremely positive, kind, and always walked with a smile on his face. He was a true inspiration to his colleagues, peers, and friends. He was an honorable son, a mentoring brother, and loving boyfriend. In honor of Nick, the Swim4Nick Trust has been created.