University of Iowa Athletics
Fly/Free

Richard Salhus

Class Fr.
Hometown Rustington, England
High School Northcliff

Iowa Items — swam on 200 free (1:20.95-2009) and 800 free (6:33.95-2008) relays that rank sixth and 10th, respectively, on Iowa’s all-time best performers list.

2009-10 — swam a personal best in the 100 fly (49.60) at Big Ten Championships… swam season bests in the 50 free (21.28) and 100 free (46.41) at the Big Ten Championships… posted six top-five finishes… letterwinner.

2008-09 — swam on winning 200 free relay (1:20.95) at Missouri Invite, which ranks sixth on Iowa’s all-time best performers list… swam third leg on team-leading 200 medley relay (1:32.24)… recorded collegiate bests in 50 free (20.76) and 100 fly (50.19) at Missouri Invite… posted seven top-three individual finishes and swam on five winning relays… letterwinner.

2007-08 — Big Ten Swimmer of the Week (1/8/08)… swam on team-leading 200 (1:22.92), 400 (3:00.68) and 800 free relays (6:33.95)… the 800 free relay time met NCAA B standard and ranks 10th in school history… won 50 (21.75) and 100 free (48.02) vs. Western Illinois… recorded 10 top-five finishes… set collegiate-bests in 100 (45.84) and 200 free (1:39.72) at Big Ten Championships… letterwinner…. competed in 50, 100 and 200 free, and 100 fly at South African Senior Nationals, which served as that country’s Olympic Trials.

High School –– won 50, 100 and 200 free at senior open provincial championships… won 50 free and 50 fly at South African Junior Nationals as a junior… South African Junior Squad member… three-time team MVP… three-time senior nationals competitor… team vice-captain and received the school’s Sportsman of the Year award as a senior… set state records in the 50 and 100 fly in the 16 year-old age group and in the 50 fly in the 18 year-old age group… best times were 23.93 (LC) in the 50 free, 52.66 (LC) in 100 free, 1:55.86 (LC) in 200 free, 25.22 (LC) in 50 fly, and 57.09 (LC) in 100 fly…semi-finalist at 2007 British Nationals in open 50 free and a finalist in open 50 fly… semi-finalist at 2007 Great Britain Championships in open 50 fly… coaches were Peter Williams in South Africa and Jon Rudd in the United Kingdom.

Personal — born June 14, 1988… son of Ruth and Graham Salhus… health and sports studies interest/athletic training interest.

Salhus’ Collegiate Best Times
50 Free – 20.76 at Missouri Invite, 12/5/08
100 Free – 45.84 at Big Ten Championships, 3/1/08
200 Free – 1:39.72 at Big Ten Championships, 2/29/08
100 Fly – 49.60 at Big Ten Championships, 2/24/10