Watch Nick's guest spot (Nov. 22, 2012) with host Jeff Commings on The Morning Swim Show here.
One of only two national champions (along with Anji Shakya) on the 2013-14 UCSD roster, having won the 200-yard breaststroke as a freshman at the 2011 NCAA Championships ... 13-time All-American ... Three-time All-America honorable mention ... Two-time team captain ... 14-time PCSC champion (seven individual, seven relay) ... Five-time Arena Invitational champion ... Three-time UCSD Athlete of the Year ... For career, went 20-8 in dual meets in the 100 breast and 18-9 in the 200.
AS A SENIOR IN 2013-14
Team co-captain ... Two-time CollegeSwimming.com Counsilman Hunsaker Division II Men's Swimmer of the Week (11/15 and 1/8) ... San Diego Hall of Champions Star of the Month for March ... Three-time UCSDtritons.com Athlete of the Week (11/25, 1/6 and 3/17) ... Won the 100 breaststroke at the Arena Invitational for a third straight year, while also tying for first in the 50 free, a non-traditional event, and placing second in the 200 breaststroke ... Undefeated in the breaststroke in dual meets, going 7-0 in the 200 and 5-0 in the 100 ... Triton Athletes' Council (TAC) Vice President.
Competed in all three breaststroke distances (50 meters, 100 and 200) at the USA Swimming Phillips 66 National Championships in Indianapolis, Ind., in June ... Swam a lifetime-best 1:03.30 in preliminaries of the 100-meter breaststroke at the 2013 U.S. Open at the William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center in Irvine (8/2), 19th-fastest and good enough to earn him a return trip for the evening session in the C Final ... Lowered that personal record again at night, going 1:02.82 and getting narrowly touched out at the wall by Stanford's Christian Brown (1:02.80) to place second in the race and 18th overall in the event.
AS A JUNIOR IN 2012-13
Team co-captain ... One of 14 UCSD Athletes of the Year ... Competed in five events at the PCSC Championships for the Tritons, winning three of them, including one as an individual ... Won the 200 breast (1:57.49) and a fourth place finish in the 100 breast (56.77) ... Also was part of the first place team in the 200 medley relay (1:29.47) and 400 medley relay (3:17.20), swimming the breast leg in both relays ... Competed at NCAA Championships, with a sixth place finish in the 200 individual medley (1:47.34), second in the 200 breast (1:54.61), ninth in the 100 breast (53.08), which was also a school record … He was also part of the 200 medley and 400 medley relays, both of which came in eighth place at NCAA’s ... Korth holds school records in the 200 breast (1:54.61) and is a member of the 200 medley and 400 medley relays, both of which hold school records ... Triton Athletes' Council (TAC) Executive Board.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2011-12
One of 16 UCSD Athletes of the Year ... Competed in nine events at the PCSC Championships for the Tritons, winning six, including three as an individual ... Won the 200 IM (1:49.97), 100 breast (54.68) and 200 breast (1:57.47) ... Also was a part of the first-place team in the 200 free relay (1:22.04) and swam the breast leg of both the 200 medley relay (1:30.00) and 400 medley relay (3:18.93) ... Went on to place among top five in six of seven events at the NCAA Championships in Mansfield, Texas ... Placed third nationally with the 200 free relay team (1:20.71) ... Additionally took third as an individual in the 100 breast (53.79) and 200 breast (1:57.45) ... Swam the breast leg as part of quartet that finished fourth and fifth, respectively, in the 200 medley relay (1:28.56) and 400 medley relay (3:14.67) ... Finished fifth in the 200 IM (1:47.73) ... Turned in a 12th-place performance in the 100 fly (48.95) ... Qualified for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials in which he competed in the prelims of the 100 breast (1:04.35, T-78th) and 200 breast (2:20.48, T-77th).
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2010-11
One of 20 UCSD Athletes of the Year ... CollegeSwimming.com Counsilman Hunsaker Division II Men's Swimmer of the Week (2/23) ... Won an NCAA title in the 200 breast with a school-record time of 1:57.19 ... Swam a school-record 54.58 in the 100 breast (2/18) ... A double-qualifier for the 2012 Olympic Trials with a time of 1:03.90 in the 100 breast at the Fran Crippen Meet of Champions and a 2:19.95 in the 200 breast at the U.S. Championships ... Also competed in the PCSC Championships ... Earned first place in the 200 IM (1:50.73), 100 breast (54.58), 400 medley relay (3:20.10) and 200 breast (1:58.56) ... Helped the 200 medley relay team take first place (1:30.40) with a 24.94 split.
Did not have the chance to compete for the Anteaters during the 2009-10 school year as UCI cut its swimming program because of budget issues.
Competed with Canyons Aquatic Club from 2007-2009.
A 2009 graduate of William S. Hart High School in Newhall ... As a senior, he recorded one of the top CIF times for the 100 breaststroke at 56.75 ... Was also a member of Hart's 200 medley relay team that set a school record with a 1:35.00 mark in 2009 ... Earned All-America status as a junior and senior ... Captured a total of five Foothill League titles during his time at Hart ... Named the Indians' MVP in 2008 and 2009 ... Earned Most Improved Swimmer award in 2006 and 2007.
Born July 30, 1991 in Orange County ... Parents are Alan Korth and Carolyn Lin ... Father attended Nebraska-Omaha and mother went to Ohio State ... Has a younger brother named Kristofer ... Is an economics major and buisness minor at Revelle College ... Hopes to get a job, live a comfortable life and be happy upon graduation ... Lists Mark Spitz and Michael Jordan as his most-admired athletes ... Pulp Fiction is his favorite movie ... Listens to EDM music ... Hobbies include spending quality time with friends, playing video games, watching movies and reading ... Loves healthy, tasty food ... Having his whole team cheer for him when he won the 200 breaststroke during the 2011 NCAA Championships ranks as his favorite UCSD moment ... Favorite swimming moment are competing in relays with his teamamtes.
2012 U.S. Olympic Trials
100 Breast - 1:04.35 (Prelims) - T-78th Place
200 Breast - 2:20.48 (Prelims) - T-77th Place
2012 NCAA Division II Championships
200 IM - 1:47.73 (Finals) - 5th Place
200 IM - 1:48.63 (Prelims) - 5th Place
200 Medley Relay Split - 24.37 (Finals) - 4th Place
200 Medley Relay Split - 24.64 (Prelims) - 1st Place
200 Free Relay Split - 20.04 (Finals) - 3rd Place
200 Free Relay Split - 20.35 (Prelims) - 3rd Place
100 Fly - 48.95 (B Final) - 4th Place (12th overall)
100 Fly - 48.85 (Prelims) - 13th Place
400 Medley Relay Split - 53.63 (Finals) - 5th Place
400 Medley Relay Split - 53.31 (Prelims) - 2nd Place
100 Breast - 53.79 (Finals) - 3rd Place
100 Breast - 54.81 (Prelims) - 6th Place
200 Breast - 1:57.45 (Finals) - 3rd Place
200 Breast - 1:57.72 (Prelims) - 2nd Place
2011 NCAA Division II Championships
200 IM - 1:51.84 (Prelims) - 20th Place
200 Medley Relay Split - 25.04 (B Final) - 1st Place (9th overall)
200 Medley Relay Split - 25.08 (Prelims) - 10th Place
100 Fly - 50.11 (Prelims) - 22nd Place
400 Medley Relay Split - 54.18 (Finals) - 3rd Place
400 Medley Relay Split - 54.44 (Prelims) - 3rd Place
100 Breast - 54.82 (Finals) - 4th Place
100 Breast - 54.89 (Prelims) - 4th Place
200 Breast - 1:57.19 (Finals) - 1st Place
200 Breast - 1:58.61 (Prelims) - 1st Place