Norwalk Swimmer Nick Wargo Will Compete For Georgia College

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Nick Wargo with parents George and Nancy, and Principal Robert Perrotta, left, and Rick Hutchinson, head swimming coach/guidance counselor, right.
Nick Wargo with parents George and Nancy, and Principal Robert Perrotta, left, and Rick Hutchinson, head swimming coach/guidance counselor, right. Photo Credit: Contributed

FAIRFIELD,, Conn. -- Norwalk's Nick Wargo, a senior at Fairfield Prep, signed a letter of intent to continue his swimming career at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia.

Wargo leaves Fairfield Prep as one of the best freestylers in school history. He is a two time Class LL State champion in the 200 freestyle and three time All-State selection who, as one of the team’s tri-captains this past season, helped lead the Jesuits to their 10th consecutive Southern Connecticut Conference title. Prep also finished second in Class LL and the State Open.

Wargo was the lead off swimmer on Prep’s All-American 200 Freestyle Relay which won the State Open title and shattered the CIAC record with a time of 1:23.18. He would also lead off the All-American 400 freestyle relay (3:01.08) which currently ranks third in the country.

Wargo is accomplished as a talented student of film, and has created a number of films. He also participated in a summer course in film at Fairfield University. In his senior year, Wargo was instrumental in the creation of a film club at Prep and in the direction and editing of a film series highlighting a yearlong “day in the life” of one of his classmates

Wargo also participated in mission service trips to New Orleans, Nashville, and the Overland Farm (Massachusetts) hunger relief initiative, as well as assisting locally at the Gillespie Center homeless shelter/Homes with Hope organization, and working annually on the Saugatuck River Clean-up.

He also helped the “Swim Across the Sound” in raising thousands of dollars for cancer patients and their families, for which he received the Maura F. Marden Dream of Life Award.

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