INDIANAPOLIS - University of Wyoming senior men's swimmer Adam Kalms earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships on March 26-28 in Iowa City, Iowa the NCAA announced on Wednesday. Kalms will be making his third career appearance at the championship swimming in the 100 and 200 freestyle, as well as the 200 individual medley. Kalms is a two-time Honorable Mention All-America in the 200 freestyle and becomes the first Cowboy to earn three-straight trips to the NCAA Championship since Scott Usher accomplished the feat from 2003-05.
"We look forward to having a good meet and swimming faster than we did at conference," Wyoming head coach Tom Johnson said. "Adam has done a great job and is tremendously talented athlete and he is ready to swim in one of the fastest meets in the world."
Kalms had an excellent season for the Cowboys. He won a Western Athletic Conference title in the 200 freestyle for the third straight season. Kalms also earned a conference title in the 100 freestyle. His season-best mark in the 200 freestyle this season of 1:34.39 ranks 24th in the nation. Kalms time of 43.23 in the 100 freestyle ranks 38th in the nation. In the 200 individual medley, he ranked 60th in the nation at 1:46.91.
The championships will be held March 26-28 at the Campus Recreation & Wellness Center in Iowa City, Iowa. The University of Iowa will serve as the host.
A total of 270 participants (235 swimmers and 35 divers) will compete in the championships. Student-athletes qualified for the swimming portion of the championships by meeting the established minimum time for the events in which they entered. Divers will be determined by performances achieved at the Zone Diving meets March 9-14.
ESPN3 will stream finals sessions Friday and Saturday live. Additionally, ESPNU will air a 90-minute show at 5 p.m. ET on Wednesday, April 8.
The NCAA Championship meet will begin for Kalms on Thursday, March 26 with the 200 individual medley. He will continue with the 200 freestyle on Friday, March 27 and conclude with the 100 freestyle on Saturday, March 28.