University of Iowa Athletics

Tanner Nelson

Class Sr.
Hometown Bettendorf, Iowa
High School Bettendorf
Tanner Nelson - Men's Swim & Dive - University of Iowa Athletics

2018-19 Honors — Recipient of the Jim Marshall Award. 2018-19 — Posted an NCAA “B” qualifying time in the 200 breast (1:58.06)… placed 19th at the 2019 Big Ten Championships in the 100 breast (54.44) and in the 200 breast (1:58.06), both times were career bests… moved to ninth all-time in program history in the 100 breast and fourth all-time in the 200 breast… ranked second on the team in the 100 and 200 breast.

2017-18 — Swam to NCAA “B” qualifying times and career-bests in the 100 breast (54.99) and 200 breast (1:59.37) at the Big Ten Championships… scored in the 100 breast, finishing 23rd at the Big Tens… ranked second on the team in the 100 breast and third in 200 breast.

2016-17 — Swam to collegiate-best times in 100 breast (56.05) and 200 breast (2:00.48)… had a season- best time in 200 IM (1:59.56)… ranked second on the team in 200 breast.

2015-16 — Swam season-best times in the 100 breast (56.84), 200 breast (2:07.12), 200 IM (1:57.46), and 50 free (23.03)… was fourth on the team in the 100 and 200 breast.

High School — Three-time all-state, four-time all-district, and four-time all-conference selection… broke the 34-year Iowa high school record in 100 breast as a junior… broke his own 100 breast record as a senior (56.81), finishing as the state runner-up… time is a Bettendorf school record… was third in state in 100 breast as junior… placed 10th in 100-meter breast at 2015 Speedo Sectionals in 1:04.18… posted a long course time of 2:29.77 in 200-meter breast… team captain as a senior… swam for the Lane 4 Acquatics Swim Club… high school coach was Mike Ahrens.

Personal — Born April 3, 1997… son of Brian and Debi Nelson… has two older siblings, Brianna Koseck and Rhenn Atwell… majoring in psychology.

Nelson’s Collegiate Bests

Event Time Meet Date
50 Free 21.43 at Big Ten Championships 2/22/18
100 Breast 54.44 Big Ten Championships 3/1/19
200 Breast 1:58.06 Big Ten Championships 3/2/19
200 IM 1:56.25 Western Illinois 2/4/17