Luis Nicolao Jr. was born to be a competitive swimmer. After all, it was ingrained in his genes as both parents were accomplished swimmers.
Luis Nicolao Sr., who swam at Stanford, was a three-time Olympian representing his native country of Argentina. He held the 100-meter butterfly world record (57 seconds flat) for five years until it was surpassed by American Mark Spitz, who won seven gold medals at the 1972 Olympics.
Lee Davis, who grew up in Wilmington, Delaware, was a distance swimmer who at one time held world records in both the mile and 1,500 freestyle.