Swimming & Diving
Grant Nelson - Swimming & Diving - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Senior
  • High school Chamberlain

2006-07: Participated in the 2006 ConocoPhillips National Championships in July, earning 37th in the 200-butterfly and 39th in the 400-freestyle … Named to the SEC All-Academic team … Served as the team captain … Clocked in 12th in the 200-fly, 20th in the 500-free and 21st in the 400-individual medley at the SEC Championships … Captured a second place finish in the 200-fly at the Nike Cup … Added an eighth place finish in the 500-free, 13th in the 200-free and 17th in the 100-fly, and second place as a member of the 800-free relay squad… Cataloged three wins in the 200-fly in dual meet season in meets against Indiana, Alabama and Louisville … Earned nine top-three finishes in four different events during dual meets.2005-06: Finished 19th in the 500-freestyle and 21st in the 100-butterfly at the SEC Championships … Touched first in the 1000-free and the 200-fly in a meet against Texas A&M … Added first places finishes in the 200-fly in meets against Louisville and the tri-meet with LSU and Auburn … Also in the meet with Louisville he took first in the 500-free … At the Nike Cup Invitational, he placed fourth in the 200-fly, seventh in the 500-free and 19th in the 200-free … Earned a bronze medal as a member of the 800-free relay team at the Nike Cup.2004-05: Placed 24th in the 1650-freestyle, 26th in the 500-free and 33rd in the 200-free at the SEC Championships … Won the 1000-free against LSU and the 500-free against Cincinnati … Took second in the 500-free against Alabama … Placed third in the 1000-free against Louisville, Cincinnati and Alabama … Took seventh in the 500- and 1650-freestyle events and 11th in the 200-free at the Indiana Invitational.Pre-College: Placed 25th in the 800-freestyle at the spring nationals … Took second in the 200- and 500-free events at the Florida state meet … Qualified for the summer senior nationals in the 400-free … All-American as a sophomore and junior … three-time state runner-up in the 500-free … Academic All-American as a sophomore.Best Collegiate Times: 200-freestyle: 1:40.85; 500-freestyle: 4:31.10; 1000-freestyle: 9:36.00; 1650-freestyle: 16:00.22; 200-butterfly: 1:49.64; 100-butterfly: 51.07

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