Adam Kalms and Ryan Nelson Compete at NCAA Championships
For the first time since 1949, the University of Wyoming is represented by two swimmers at the NCAA Championships in Austin, Texas. The three-day meet begins today and goes through Saturday evening.
Junior Adam Kalms makes his second straight appearance, while sophomore Ryan Nelson makes his NCAA Championship debut. Both will swim in three events with their strongest individual event taking place on Friday.
Kalms said having gone before is a benefit: "Being there, I already know what to expect. I know what's going to happen. I think that the nerves just won't be there as bad, and I think I'll be able to just step up and perform a little bit better than last year."
Nelson is simply excited to be going after just missing out last year: "I think it'll be a good chance to race the fastest people in the country; just looking forward to it."
Kalms races in the 200 individual medley today, the 200 freestyle tomorrow and the 100 freestyle on Saturday. Nelson begins with the 500 freestyle today, then competes in the 400 individual medley tomorrow and finishes by racing in the 200 butterfly Saturday.