Nicole Hufsmith

Name/Role:
Nicole Hufsmith

Junior Group Lead Coach

Favourite Stroke:
Breaststroke

Favourite Swimming Distance:
50m

Favourite Food:
Ice Cream Cake

What do you hope to accomplish this summer with the Marlins?  

I am excited for another season with the Marlins and want to share my enthusiasm and knowledge with new and returning swimmers. I look forward to watching the team work hard to improve, both individually as swimmers and as a group. 

What is your best swimming memory?
A few years ago at Provincials, I was put on the Div. 8 medley relay team. As I was preparing myself for the race behind the blocks, my cap broke which caused immediate panic. We quickly replaced my cap and I got up on the blocks, but I forgot one thing, my shorts! I was wearing a black knee skin and had completely forgotten about my black shorts that I was still wearing. As I’m watching my teammate get close to the flags I hear, “NIICCOOLLLLEEEE”, as Jakie Kohli is running towards me. She rips off my shorts while I hop out of them still standing on the blocks and frantically dive into the water. My heart was racing and I could feel myself speeding through the water, I knew I was going to get a best time…until the turn, when I missed the wall…so no best time and I’m pretty sure we came in last place, but we had one heck of a laugh.  

If you had one super power, what would it be and why?
Telekinesis

What is your favourite quote or saying?

To succeed in life you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone -- Reba McEntire