LARAMIE, Wyo. -
University of Wyoming senior swimmer Adam Kalms will become the third Cowboy to make three trips to the NCAA Championships when he hits the pool in the University of Iowa Campus Recreation and Wellness Center this week. Kalms will join Scott Usher (2003-05) and Mark Miller (1986-88) as three-time qualifiers for the NCAA Championship. The two-time All-American will swim in events that run Thursday through Saturday with Kalms racing in one event each day.
The NCAA Championship meet will begin on Thursday at 10 a.m. MT. Kalms will swim the 200 individual medley preliminaries which will be the third event of the morning session. He will continue on Friday with his highest-ranked event the 200 freestyle. The preliminaries will also begin that morning at 10 a.m. MT with his event the fourth on the schedule. He will conclude the championships on Saturday with the 100 freestyle, which will be the second event of the morning preliminary session that also begins at 10 a.m. The evening's finals all three days will begin at 6 p.m. MT.
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.
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.
ESPN3will stream finals sessions Friday and Saturday live. Additionally, ESPNU will air a 90-minute show at 5 p.m. ET on Wednesday, April 8.