Aimee

Fischer

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Freestyle/Individual Medley
Year: Junior
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
High School: Lincoln Southwest
Major: Elementary Education

Bio

Honors & Awards

  • Three Letters (2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2017)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2016, 2017)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2014, 2015, 2016; Spring 2016, 2017)
  • Herman Team GPA Award (2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2015, 2016, 2017)

2016-17 (Junior)
Aimee Fischer produced four top-five performances including one runner-up finish. Fischer captured second place in the 1,000-yard freestyle (11:05.87) in Nebraska's dual victory over South Dakota State University. At the 2017 Big Ten Championships, Fischer set a career best as she finished 33rd in the 400-yard individual medley (4:24.19). Fischer also added a 60th-place finish in the 500 free and a 72nd-place finish in the 100 free. Fischer earned Academic All-Big Ten honors for the second consecutive year and was named a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar for the first time. She claimed her third selection to the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team.

2015-16 (Sophomore)
Fischer closed the 2015-16 campaign with seven top-five finishes, including two third-place showings. She set a career best at the Big Challenge in the 200-yard butterfly (2:06.76) and a season best in the 400-yard individual medley (4:25.87) capturing 17th place in both events. Fischer also set a career best in the 500-yard freestyle (4:57.18) to take 51st at the Big Ten Championships. She added a career best (10:52.11) on her way to fifth place in the 1,000 free in a dual win over Illinois. She finished 33rd (17:18.51) in the 1,650-yard freestyle at the 2016 Big Ten Championships while adding a 43rd-place finish (4:29.65) in the 400 individual medley at the conference meet. In the classroom, Fischer claimed academic All-Big Ten honors for the first time, while earning a spot on the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team for the second consecutive year.

2014-15 (Freshman)
Fischer competed in eight different events during her first season at Nebraska. She placed in the top-five 12 times during the 2014-15 season. Her highest finishes of the season were a pair of third-place finishes in the 1,000-yard freestyle against Northern Iowa and Omaha. Fischer set career bests at the 2015 Big Ten Championships in the 500-yard freestyle (5:03.81), 1,650-yard freestyle (17:14.69) and the 400-yard individual medley (4:31.93). Fischer had a strong year in the classroom, earning a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll for her work during the 2014 fall semester.

Previous
Fischer joined the Husker swimming and diving team after winning two Nebraska high school state championships in the 500-yard freestyle at Lincoln Southwest. She captured a state title in the 200-yard freestyle in 2013 for the SilverHawks. Fischer also collected two long course and two short course swimmer-of-the-year honors from Midwestern Swimming in a three-year span. She was a member of the Greater Nebraska Swim Team. Fischer was selected to Southwest's honor roll all four years and was named a member of the academic all-conference team in 2012, 2013 and 2014. She also earned an academic letter in 2013. She served as a Midwestern Swimming Athlete Representative from 2011 to 2014.

Personal
The daughter of Jim and Karen Fischer, Aimee was born May 20, 1996, in Alliance, Neb. She has two older brothers, Alex and Adam. An elementary education major at Nebraska, Aimee was a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar in 2017, after earning Academic All-Big Ten honors in 2016 and 2017. She is a five-time selection to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. She was a member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship team in 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Career-Best Times

Event Time Meet (Date)
500 Free 4:57.18 Big Ten Championships (2016)
1,650 Free 17:14.69 Big Ten Championships (2015)
400 IM 4:24.19 Big Ten Championships (2017)

 

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