Before Tech: Swam for the SK Neptun Swim Club and head coach Niko Martikainen in Sweden ... Helped guide her club team to four-straight national championships and earn them the title of "Best Swimming Club in Sweden" ... Reached the finals in the 100 and 200 breaststroke events at the 2017 Swedish Nationals meet ... Competed at the 2016 Junior National Championships, taking third-place overall in a relay event ... Also competed in the 100 breast at the 2016 Swedish Championships Long Course ... Swam in both the 100 and 200 breast events at the 2016 Swim Open Stockholm and the 2015 Swedish Championships Short Course ... Was the valedictorian for her graduating class both in 2017 and 2014 ... Served as a member of the board on her school's student council and was also a student ambassador.
Personal: Full name is Alexandra Lena Nilsson ... Daughter of Anders and Charlotte Nilsson ... Born on August 1, 1998 in Varberg, Sweden ... Has also lived in Paris, France ... Has a younger sister named Sofia ... Chose Tech because "it is a highly ranked engineering school, it is a great opportunity to pursue my swimming career in combination with my academic studies, and I can broaden my perspective and get to know people from different countries and cultures" ... Intends to major in industrial engineering.
|Nilsson's Career Top Times (through 10/7/17)|
|100 Breast||1:09.14||vs. Pitt (10/6/17)|
|200 Breast||2:32.81||vs. Pitt (10/6/17)|
|* relay split (s)|