Former University of Iowa All-American Ryan Phelan is in his first season as a volunteer assistant coach.
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.