Nicholas Dworet’s passion for swimming was evident to all who had the fortune of knowing him. Nick had been swimming for several years. He swam for Coral Springs Swim Club where he met the love of his life. He started swimming for TS Aquatics in the Fall of 2016 which is when he got serious about the sport and other things in his life. He became an honor roll student while making himself into a fierce competitor in the pool.
Nick became a leader and was the captain of the swim team his senior year at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. He exemplified hard work, dedication, and perseverance. In 2018, Nick competed hard and took home titles in the 50 and 100 freestyle at the BCAA (Broward County Athletics Association) Swimming Championships. In addition, he competed in the Florida State Championships and finished in the top five in the 100 freestyle race and top sixteen in the 50 freestyle. As a result of his hard work in and out of the pool, Nick was awarded a swimming scholarship to the University of Indianapolis. His goal was to compete in the 2020 Olympics for his home country of Sweden.
Nicholas Dworet passed away on February 14, 2018 in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida. He was just 17 years old and was just 1 month, 10 days short of his 18th birthday. Nick was extremely positive, kind, and always walked with a smile on his face. He was a true inspiration to his family, teammates, peers, and friends. He was an honorable loving son, a mentoring brother, and an amazing boyfriend. In honor of Nick, the Nicholas Dworet Memorial Fund Inc. a 501c(3) charity has been created to help people achieve their dreams of being the best student athlete they can be.
Nick could have accomplished so much more. We loved watching him swim and doing what he loved.