Cowboy Swimming Inks Two Student-Athletes

April 14, 2000

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

University of Wyoming head swimmingand diving coach Tom Johnson announced today the signing of twostudent-athletes to national letters of intent to attend the Universityof Wyoming in the fall of 2000. Here are the signees:

Jon McNeely, Loveland, Colo.:

A Junior National qualifier in the 100Breaststroke and 200 IM from Loveland High School. McNeely was theColorado High School State Champion in the 100 Breaststroke and placedthird in the 200 IM in 1999. He is a member of the Loveland Swim Club,which is coached by Tom Hewson. McNeely was coached in high school byMarty Jaskens. An excellent student, he has been a member of the honorroll and an Academic All-State selection. Jon is the son of David andPatty McNeely. He chose Wyoming over other schools including ArizonaState and Utah.

"Jon will bring us depth in the 100 and 200 Breaststroke, along withthe 200 and 400 IM's," said Johnson. "He should really develop into oneof the top breaststrokers in the conference, and we are looking forwardto having him here next fall."

Chad Seymour, Littleton, Colo.:

A Junior National qualifier in threeevents from Arapahoe High School in Littleton, Colo. In 1999, he placedseventh in the 200 Freestyle and third in the 500 Freestyle at theColorado State Championships. Seymour also holds the school record inthe 500 Freestyle. He is a member of the Greenwood Tiger Sharks SwimClub, which is coached by Jorge Fernandez. Seymour was coached in highschool by Mike Richmond. A strong student academically, he has been amember of the honor roll. Chad is the son of Brad and Mellissa Seymour.He chose Wyoming over several other schools including Utah, UNLV, EasterMichigan and Florida Atlantic.

"Chad along with Jarod Kintz, who we signed in the fall, should be agreat duo training together everyday," Johnson said. "He really has theopportunity to one of the top three distance freeystylers in theMountain West Conference. Chad is a tremendous worker and motivateseveryone around him."