Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2023)
2022 British 50 Breaststroke Champion
Fifth place at 2022 British Championships (100 Breaststroke)

Freshman (2023-24)
Amelia Riggott improved her times consistently throughout the season and finished with three career-bests at the Big Ten Championships. In the 100 breaststroke, Riggot logged a prelim time of 1:02.53 to qualify for the final, where she posted a career-best 1:02.45 for a 21st-place finish. Her other career-bests came in the 50 freestyle prelims (24.20) and the 200 breaststroke prelims (2:21.51). 

On Nov. 18, against Omaha, Riggott picked up a runner-up finish in the 100 breaststroke (1:06.79) and a fourth-place finish in the 200 breaststroke (2:32.35). At the mid-season Hawkeye Invite, she placed fifth-overall in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:03.07 and added a 20th-place finish in the 200 breaststroke (2:23.70). Riggott grabbed a pair of seventh-place finishes in the 100 breaststroke and the 200 breaststroke against Rutgers (Feb. 2-3).

Before Nebraska
Riggott is from High Wycombe, United Kingdom. She attended Mount Kelly High School, where she served as a team captain for the 2022-23 season. Riggott joins former Mount Kelly swimmer, Emily Haimes, on the Husker roster. Among Riggott’s top accolades, she captured the 2022 British 50 breaststroke title and was the National Arena League Premier Division Championship winner in 2021 and 2022. She was also a member of the 2022 ESSA National Final winning medley relay team. In 2020, Riggott swam an Olympic Trials qualifying time in the 50 breaststroke. 

The daughter of Guy Riggott and Zoe Gilbert, Amelia was born on October 13, 2004. She has two sisters, Matilda and Florence. 

"I chose Nebraska because I loved everything about my official visit,” Riggott said. “I felt like it was a good fit for me both academically and for my swimming career. The swim team was so welcoming and I got along well with the girls. I believe I can work well with Coach Pablo and Pat and they can help me get my swimming to the next level.”

Career-Best Times

Event Time Meet (Year)
50 Free 24.20 Big Ten Championships (2024)
100 Free 54.13 Hawkeye Invite (2023)
100 Breast 1:02.45  Big Ten Championships (2024)
200 Breast 2:21.51 Big Ten Championships (2024)