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Ryan Phelan
Ryan Phelan

Volunteer Assistant

Alma Mater:
Iowa, 2012


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Iowa to Host Hawkeye Invitational

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Former University of Iowa All-American Ryan Phelan is entering his third season as a volunteer assistant coach with the UI swimming and diving team.

In 2013-14, Phelan assisted in coaching the women's team to a 9-5 dual record with the nine victories being the second-highest total for the program in the last decade. The Hawkeyes went 4-3 in Big Ten duals, which led to a No. 20 ranking in the collegeswimming.com poll on Dec. 29. The team posted school records in four individual and four relays throughout the course of the season.

The UI men's squad was ranked as high as No. 21 in the CSCAA poll for three weeks and three school records went down in 2013-14. Phelan coached senior Dustin Rhoads to the NCAA Championships in the 100 and 200-yard backstroke events, marking the fourth-straight year the Hawkeyes have been represented at the championship.

Both the men's and women's squads posted eighth place finishes at the 2014 Big Ten Championships. The UI women finished with 199 points, while the men tallied 188 points.

In his first season in the coaching ranks, Phelan assisted in guiding the Hawkeyes to a 32nd place finish at the NCAA Championships, marking the program's second-straight finish among the top-32 teams nationally. Six men's student-athletes competed at the championships, and Iowa earned honorable mention All-America honors in three events -- 200-medley relay, 400-medley relay and 100 backstroke.

Twenty-one school records went down during the course of the season and 20 Iowa student-athletes posted NCAA automatic or provisional times. The men's team finished seventh at the Big Ten Championships with 245 points, while the women's squad was 10th with 113 points.

The men's team finished the 2013 season ranked 20th in the Collegeswimming.com/CSCAA Coaches Poll after posting a 7-3 dual record; the women's squad received votes in the rankings during the season and finished the year with an 8-2 record.

Phelan, who swam for the Hawkeyes from 2008-12, was an honorable mention All-America selection as a junior and senior. In 2012, the Cedar Rapids, Iowa, native swam on the 200, 400 and 800 freestyle relays that finished 11th, 15th and 15th, respectively, at the NCAA Championships. He was also a key contributor to an Iowa squad that finished fifth at the 2012 Big Ten Championships, the highest finish in 16 years.

Phelan garnered first team All-Big Ten recognition after winning relay titles in the 200 and 400 freestyle events. They were the first relay crowns for the UI program since 1995.

Following the 2012 season, Phelan was the recipient of the team's Jim Marshall Award.

As a junior, Phelan garnered All-America honors, earning an honorable mention nod in the 400-free relay.

Phelan finished his Iowa career as the team's top sprinter, holding the school record in the 50 free (19.52). He was also a member of the top 200 medley (1:27.16), 200 free (1:17.61) and 400 free (2:52.53) relays.

Phelan was a two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection as a Hawkeye. He graduated from the University of Iowa in May 2012 with a degree in health and human physiology.

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