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Florida High's Nicolas Timmons - WTXL Scholar Athlete of the Week

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Posted at 11:14 PM, Sep 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-26 23:14:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fl. (WTXL) - For Florida High's Nicolas Timmons, it's been a fun six years swimming with the Seminoles.

"I definitely enjoy the camaraderie of my fellow teammates, hyping everybody up, having a good time," he said.

Timmons has left some hype to live up to, as he's tied to two school records for future Seminoles to beat.

"Kids are going to look up, they're going to want his stroke to be theirs, it's going to be the whole nine yards," said head swim coach Calvin Bryant. "He's definitely someone, especially our middle school swimmers really look up to."

"I just have a lot of fun helping people out on the team, leading us, cheering everybody on, hyping everybody up," added Timmons. "It's a really great time."

Timmons is trying to end this year with a great time. His ultimate goal? Make it to state.

"I just have to keep grinding in practice, gotta keep working hard, gotta work on technique coach has been giving me every practice," he said.

Grind in the pool, grind in the classroom. Timmons is dual enrolled full time, and his GPA? A 4.62.

"Nick is one of the prime example of what it is to be a Seminole," added Bryant. "He gets his stuff done in the classroom, comes to practice, shows up, gets his work done there. Nothing else you can ask from him."

"It's definitely second nature now," said Timmons. "I don't really think about it anymore, it's just a habit."

It's a habit that he looks to leave with his team, just like he's left those records.

"That would be awesome to see somebody else's name up on the board a couple years from now," he said.

If Timmons can leave a mark at state to beat, that'd be alright too.