University of Iowa Athletics
Free/Breast

Ryan Phelan

Class Fr.
Hometown Cedar Rapids, Iowa
High School Washington

Iowa Items — Best times in 50 free (19.75) ranks fourth on Iowa’s all-time best performers list… swam on 200 free (1:18.28), 400 free (2:53.50) and 200 medley (1:28.45) relays that set school records at the 2011 Big Ten Championships… member of the All-America 400 free relay (2:54.19) that placed 15th at the 2011 NCAA Championships.

2010-11 — Team co-captain… earned All-America honors in the 400 free relay at the NCAA Championships… 50 free (19.75) runner-up at the Big Ten Championships… posted team-leading NCAA B cuts in 50 free (19.75) and as part of 200 free (1:18.28), 400 free (2:53.50) and 200 medley (1:28.45) relays… also swam collegiate best in the 100 free (44.70) at the Big Ten Championships… recorded eight top-two finishes… swam on 14 winning relays… named to the Academic All-Big Ten team… letterwinner.

2009-10 — Posted team-leading NCAA B cuts in 50 free (20.04) and as part of 200 free (1:19.26) and 400 free (2:56.40) relays… those relay times rank fourth and fifth on Iowa’s all-time best performers list… swam first leg of 200 free relay (1:19.26) that placed fourth and third leg on the 400 free relay (2:56.40) that placed fourth at Big Ten Championships… placed 12th in 50 free (20.34) at Big Ten Championships… posted 11 top-three individual finishes and swam on 15 winning relays… letterwinner.

2008-09 — Posted team-leading NCAA B cuts in 50 free (19.98) and as part of 200 free (1:19.59) and 400 free (2:55.19) relays… those times rank fourth, fourth and second on Iowa’s all-time best performers list… swam second leg on 200 free relay (1:19.59) that placed eighth and third leg on 400 free relay (2:55.19) that placed fifth at Big Ten Championships… placed 15th in 50 free (20.24) at Big Ten meet, swimming a collegiate-best 19.98 in prelims… collected eight top-three individual finishes and swam on 10 winning relays… letterwinner.

High School — All-American… two-time all-state selection… led team to two runner-up finishes at state meet… placed second in 50 free and fourth in 100 breast at state meet junior year… placed fourth in 50 free at state as a sophomore… swam on school record-setting 200 medley and 200 free relays… high school coach was Chris Cruise… team captain and MVP junior year.

Personal — Born Oct. 13, 1989… son of Paul and Kathy Phelan… open major.

Phelan’s Collegiate Best Times
50 Free – 19.75 at Big Ten Championships, 2/23/11
100 Free – 44.70 at Big Ten Championships, 2/23/11
100 Breast – 56.98 at Big Ten Championships, 2/27/09