Cowboy Swimmer Kalms Earns Bid To NCAA Championships

March 13, 2013


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University of Wyoming sophomore men's swimmer Adam Kalms earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships on March 28-30 in Indianapolis, In., the NCAA announced on Wednesday. Kalms will be making his first career appearance at the championship meet swimming in the 100-yard and 200-yard freestyle as well as the 200-yard individual medley. Kalms is the second-consecutive Cowboy swimmer to make the championships, after Brandon Fischer earned a place at the 2012 meet.

"I am happy that Adam got in because this is a very difficult field to get in to," Wyoming head coach Tom Johnson said. "He has swam times all season that have shown he belongs in this field. He has continued to improve all season and if he keeps doing that he has a very good chance of becoming and All-American."

Kalms had an excellent regular season that culminated with three Mountain Pacific Sports Federation individual championships. He enters the championships with the No. 13 time in the meet in the 200 freestyle of 1:34.52. His 200 freestyle time is the MPSF and UW record time. In the 100 freestyle, he has the No. 27 time of 43.13. He will also swim in the 200 IM entering the meet with the 50th-fastest time of 1:46.10.

The NCAA Championship meet will begin for Kalms on Thursday, March 28 with the 200 individual medley. He will continue with the 200 freestyle on Friday, March 29 and conclude with the 100 freestyle on Saturday, March 30.