Kansas State Champion Maximiano Hernandez-Nietling Commits to Utah Utes

Maximiano Hernandez-Nietling Utah
Photo Courtesy: Max Hernandez-Nietling

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NEW COMMIT: Shawnee Mission, Kansas sprinter Maximiano “Max” Hernandez-Nietling has announced his commitment to the University of Utah beginning Fall 2019.

Hernandez-Nietling does his club swimming with Kansas City Swim Academy under head coach Mary Jo Klier and owns three Winter Junior time standards. A USA-Mexico dual-citizen, he most recently competed at NCSAs where his highest finish was a 16th-place showing in the 50 breast after placing seventh in the 50 fly at Columbia Speedo Sectionals.

A current senior at Bishop Miege High School, Hernandez-Nietling is also a seven-time Kansas State Championships finalist. He is a state record holder as part of the 4×50 medley relay and has earned gold medals in the 50 free, 100 fly and 4×100 free relay throughout his career.

He told Swimming World:

“I am beyond excited and happy to announce my commitment to continue my academic and athletic career at the U!!! Thank you to God, my family, coaches and the boys for helping me get to this point in my career and I am super stoked to wear the Utah cap!!!!!! #goUtes”

His best times include:

  • 50 breast – 25.82
  • 100 breast – 56.42
  • 50 fly – 22.42
  • 100 fly – 48.91
  • 50 back – 22.75
  • 100 back – 50.11
  • 50 free – 20.84

When he suits up for the Utes as a member of the class of 2023, versatile Hernandez-Nietling will add his talents to sprint groups that’ll include Andy BrittonDavid Fridlander and Benjamin Waterman. His twin brother, Aleksei Hernandez-Nietling, will also be on Utah’s roster this upcoming season.

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4 comments

  1. Meg Stanley

    Hernandez-Nietling Maximiano so happy, so proud, so excited for you!

  2. Katelyn Rising

    Franceska Hernandez-Nietling it’s weird how you share the same last name!

  3. Ann Nietling

    WTG Utes!!!!! Congrats!!!!

  4. avatar
    Chuck & Margaret Nietling

    So proud of you, grandson!