James Nguyen
James Nguyen


Meridian, Idaho

High School:




Season Recap: Johnson Wins NCAA Titles, Dias a B1G Crown

Seniors lead Purdue to fourth-place finish at Big Tens; 10 Boilers qualify for NCAAs.


Boilermakers Open Up Big Leads on Michigan St. After Day 2

Dias, Johnson & Seliskar lead the men; Dunnichay, Manger & Vogel highlight women's winners.


Amaltdinov Sets New Freshman Record in 200 Breaststroke

Blanco & Conway move up the all-time Top 10 list while racing well in the A final of the 200 fly.


Purdue Strong in 100 Breast & 400 IM on Day One at Minnesota

Dias finishes third behind two Olympians in A final of 100 breaststroke.


Boilers Close Out the Fall with Return to Minnesota Grand Prix

Purdue to compete against the Gophers & other notable members of USA Swimming community.


2014 Indiana Intercollegiates Mega Gallery

Purdue men and women host the Indiana Intercollegiates at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center


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 Pro Team: Chelsea Football Club
Favorite Coach: Bob Bowman
Favorite Aquatic Center (Other Than Purdue): Knowlton Swim Club
Swimmer He'd Like to Race Against: Andrew Seliskar
In His MP3 Player: One Direction
Favorite Author: Nicholas Sparks
Favorite Actor & Director: Nicholas Cage & Michael Bay
Favorite Month: January
Favorite Holiday: Chinese New Year
Favorite Big City: Austin, Texas
Country He'd Like to Visit: South Africa
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Ultimate Frisbee
Another Sport He Enjoys Playing: Cricket
Favorite Thing About the Boilermaker Aquatic Center: Hot Tub
Enjoyed This Professor's Class: Kai Yang, Math

2014-15: Nguyen competed primarily in the breaststroke events… posted season-best times in the 100 breast (56.36) and 200 IM (1:55.29) at the Big Ten Championships… season-best 200 breast time (2:03.24) from the Minnesota Grand Prix ranked as the fifth fastest on the team in 2014-15… also had a strong time in the 200 breast (2:03.87) at Big Tens… swept the breast stroke events in the dual meet victory at Miami (Ohio)… won his heat of the 50 free at the season-opening Indiana Intercollegiates… also won his heat of the 50 breast in the dual meet victory vs. Michigan State… qualified for the C final of the 200 breast at the Minnesota Grand Prix.

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.


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