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Swimming & Diving
Richard Salhus
Richard Salhus


Plymouth, United Kingdom

High School:


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.

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 Bests

50 Free20.76at Missouri Invite12/5-7/08
100 Free45.84at Big Ten Championships3/1/08
200 Free1:39.72at Big Ten Championships2/29/08
100 Fly50.19at Missouri Invite12/5-7/08