Phelan Earns Swimmer of the Week Honor

Nov. 1, 2011

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa senior Ryan Phelan has been named the Big Ten Conference Swimmer of the Week, the league office announced Tuesday. It is Phelan’s first career honor.

The Cedar Rapids, Iowa, native earned the accolade after recording four first place finishes in Iowa’s dual meet victory over Michigan State. He tallied individual wins in the 50-yard free (20.20) and the 100-yard free (45.74). He was also a member of the winning 200-yard medley (1:30.60) and 400-yard freestyle relays (3:03.86).

Phelan’s time in the 50-free matched his pool record and was an NCAA provisional qualifying mark. The victory in the 50-free was his third in three meets for the Hawkeyes this season.

Phelan is the first Iowa men’s swimming student-athlete to claim Big Ten Swimmer of the Week honor since Conor Dwyer on Jan. 27, 2009.

Iowa returns to action Friday afternoon at 5 p.m., hosting Minnesota at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center Pool.