TACOMA, Washington – The Puget Sound men's and women's swim teams begin their 2018-19 season at College of Idaho this Saturday, Oct. 20.
Among the top returners for both teams are juniors Kelli Callahan and Dylan Reimers. Callahan was named the 2017-18 Northwest Conference Women's Co-Swimmer of the Year. She claimed NWC titles in three individual events: 200-IM, 400-IM, and 100-breastsroke. She set NWC records in both the 200-IM and 400-IM. Callahan competed in the NCAA D-III Championships in Indianapolis, racing in the 200-IM, 400-IM, and 100-freestyle.
Reimers earned his way to the top of the podium of couple of times during the 2017-18 NWC Championships. He won the 1650-freestyle by timing in at 16:04.99. Reimers also won the 500-freestyle. During the course of the 2017-18 season, Callahan was named the NWC Student-Athlete of the Week four times, and Reimers earned the honor twice.
Aza Verhoeven and Maddie Kriz return for the Logger women, after both earned two All-NWC honors last year. Kassidy Cook aims to make an even stronger impact for Puget Sound aftern she won three All-NWC nods during her freshman season last year.
On the men's side, head coach Chris Myhre is excited for a couple of transfers: Eli Champagne and Matthew Cole. Myhre expects Cole to compete well in sprints, while Champagne could specialize in three different strokes.
Myhre also noted that freshman Brett Kolb has impressed during his early training, and has been pushing Reimers in freestyle races this fall.
The Northwest Conference Sprint Meet is scheduled for Oct. 27 at Linfield. The first dual is a NWC competition at home against Lewis & Clark, Nov. 2.
Puget Sound hosts the Logger Invitational, Nov. 30 – Dec. 2.