2014-15: Competed for Army at the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championships … placed 25th in the 50 free with a time of 21.74 … finished the 100 breast in 34th after touching the wall in 1:02.66 … clocked a 1:02.66 in the 100 breast … finished in fifth in the 50 free in the quad-meet with American, Boston U and George Mason … placed sixth in the 50 free in the dual-meet at Lehigh … Engineers Branch.
2013-14: Clocked a 47.92 in the 100-free and a 56.20 in the 100 breast at the Patriot League Championships ... swam a 21.02 in the 50 free at the Navy Invitational ... had a 1:02.44 in the 100 IM at the Army-UMASS meet.
2012-13: Continued to compete in the 50 and 100 freestyle events as well as the 100 breast during his sophomore year...recorded a seventh-place finish in the 50 free in quad meet versus Boston, Rowan and Vermont (Oct. 5)...recorded a first-place finish in the 200 IM in the meet against LIU Post and Columbia (Nov. 17)...posted a sixth place finish in the 50 free touching the wall at 22.23 against Buffalo (Nov.10)...swam for a fourth-place finish in the meet versus Navy (Dec. 6) in the 50 free...recorded two top-10 finishes in the Bucknell Invitational (Feb. 2) including a third place finish for a personal best time of 58.27 in the 100 breast.
2011-12: Excelled in the 50-yard freestyle during his freshman season ... placed ninth in that event at the ECAC Championships (Feb. 24), clocking a time of 21.22 ... posted personal-best in the 50 free in the preliminaries of the ECACs, touching the wall in 21.10 ... placed fifth in the 50 free versus Connecticut (Nov. 5), Columbia (Nov. 19), Navy (Dec. 8) and Drexel (Jan. 20) ... finished 10th in the 50 free at the Zippy Invitational (Dec. 2) ... turned in a pair of top-10 finishes during the tri-meet versus Colgate and Lafayette (Jan. 28) ... took fifth in the 100 breast and placed eighth in the 100 free.
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Three-time MVP of the swim team at Red Mountain High School ... earned All-America honors ... sectional record-holder and state champion ... four-time recipient of the school's Scholar Athlete award.
PERSONAL: Sydney Dion Nielsen-Hart was born Oct. 3, 1992 in Mesa, Ariz. ... mother is Leah Chavez ... has four siblings Elise (14), Leandro (13), Joie-Rae (8) and Roman (6) ... loves the graduation meal ice cream and waffles in the mess hall ... favorite training experience is training in Puerto Rico ... enjoys singing and dancing ... loves seafood ... wants there to be 25 meter races ... the best part about the s/d team is the brotherhood ... used to be a ballet, tap and jazz dancer ... after birth had to live in an oxygen tank for a few weeks to survive ... majoring in economics.