James Nguyen
James Nguyen


Meridian, Idaho

High School:




Boilermakers Lead Wisconsin After Opening Night of Tri-Duals

Bissett & Blanco each win a pair of events Friday.


Purdue Demonstrates Versatility in Dual Meet Win vs. Miami

Aube, Curtiss & Gutierrez each win an event & place second in another.


Bujoczek Sets 500 Free Freshman Mark on Day 2 at Minnesota

Bujoczek, Trimmer, Friede & Blanco team up for Purdue win in 800 free relay.


Blanco & Dias Post Nation's Top Times So Far on Day One

Boilermakers had nation's top times in three events at the end of the day on Thursday.


Boilermakers Roll to Team Wins at Home-Opening Meet

Cabassol, Mercer, Rogers & Tucker each post a pair of individual victories.


Big Ten Triple Duals

Big Ten Triple Duals at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center


Men's Swimming & Diving hosts Notre Dame

The Boilermakers host Notre Dame for dual meet action.


Indiana Intercollegiates Mega Gallery

More photos from home opening meet

Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Athlete: Ian Thorpe
In His MP3 Player: Jason Aldean
Last Concert She Attended: Imagine Concert
Favorite Writer: Dr. Seuss
Favorite Actor & Actress: Christian Bale & Emma Stone
Favorite Month: October
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Fried Rice
Favorite Purdue Building: Mechanical Engineering
Favorite Big City: Austin, Texas
Unique Travel Locale: Vietnam
Continent He'd Most Like to Visit: Europe
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Longboarding
Another Sport He Enjoys Playing: Table Tennis
Furry Friend: Shae, Yellow Lab

2013-14: Nguyen competed primarily in the breaststroke events... posted a season-best time in the 200 breast (2:04.43) at the Minnesota Grand Prix while also competing in the 100 free, 100 breast and 200 IM... had his season-best time in the 100 breast (56.95) while winning heat 1 at the Big Ten Triple Duals... season-best time in the 200 IM (1:58.05) was at the season-opening Indiana Intercollegiates, a meet in which he also recorded a strong time in the 100 breast (57.88)... competed in the 100 (57.74) and 200 breast (2:04.98) along with the 200 IM (1:58.93) at the Big Ten Championships... won the 200 breast in the dual meet victory vs. Miami (Ohio)... won heat 5 of the 100 breast at the season-opening Indiana Intercollegiates... competed in the 500 free in the dual meet win vs. Michigan State.

Before Purdue: Nguyen swam for coach Todd Marsh at Centennial High School in Boise... two-time Junior Nationals Qualifier and Scholastic All-American as an upperclassman... YMCA Nationals finalist... Top Events (Times): 100 Breast (57.08) & 200 Breast (2:02.71)... Purdue Merit Scholar

Personal: Full name is James F. Nguyen... born in Boise... parents are Thang Nguyen and Linh Ngo... family also includes brother John... majoring in electrical engineering.