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Nicholas Swan

Freeride Athlete

Name: Nicholas Swan
Age: 28

Current Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Skating Since: 2001
Current Skate Setup: Metroblade C, Pro 243 Frame, 80mm Nick Lomax UC Wheels.

What are your three proudest moments from 2017? Why?
1: I'm incredibly proud of my daughter– she learned so many things, and flourished in new hobbies and skills throughout the year.
2: Putting out 3 full-length video parts with Rollerblade and The NDN.
3: 2017 was the busiest year to date– multiple jobs, a handful of domestic skating trips, and spending more time with my family. Reflecting on it, I'm proud of my ability to navigate those new responsibilities and find a bit of balance.

Highlights from Team Rollerblade® in 2017:
1: Any Sean Keane edit
2: Danny Aldridge's Slides
3: 'Freeskate in Iceland' 80mm edit

Knowing what you know now, what are three things you would have done differently in 2017?
1: I would've chosen different music for all my sections.
2: I would've sold my motorcycle and bought a new one, sooner. 
3: I would have gone on more skate trips.

What are you most looking forward to in 2018?
1: I'm looking forward to work on projects with my sponsors, filming parts and working on content with new people.
2: I'm very excited to work with Andrew Tuzson on launching and growing Others Mobile (
3: Growth in my personal business and other projects that are already keeping me busy.

What are the top three locations you plan to visit in 2018?
1: Peru
2: New York City
3: Undecided

Give us three ways you prioritize health and fitness in your life.
1: I've been eating a vegan, plant-based diet for 10 years, now.
2: I ride my bicycle to work almost every day– when spring comes around, I'm going to start commuting on my 3WD skates to the office more often.
3: I do my best to stretch every night to stay going.

What are your top three personal goals to achieve this year?
1: Become more and more involved with the companies I support, believe in, and skate for.
2. Take my photography business and skills to a new level and get more work published.
3: I want to focus and continue to nurture and build my relationships with family and friends.

What are the next three upcoming events you will attend.
1: The annual Mile High Battle.
2: Blading Cup 2018.
3: The Boschi Pope Skate Off.