Dylan Nelson, a Scholastic All-American from Edison High School in Huntington Beach, California, has announced his verbal commitment to swim for the University of Wyoming in the 2017-18 season. Nelson will join his two older brothers, Ryan Nelson and Wade Nelson, “who have had great success under the coaching staff at Wyoming, breaking multiple school records and achieving top finishes at Conference Championships and an invite to Division 1 NCAA Championships,” Nelson’s parents shared with SwimSwam.
“I chose to swim at the University of Wyoming because I believe that it is a place where I will have success in my academics as well as in swimming. The coaching staff and team showed amazing camaraderie and made me feel at home during my recruit trip. I can’t wait to become a Cowboy and see what the future has to offer me!”
Nelson swims for Edison High School whose alumni include, among others, NCAA champions and national high school record-holders, Olympian Tom Shields and Cindy Tran. Nelson swims year-round for Golden West Swim Club where he specializes in free/fly; he trained under former head coach Mark Schubert until this latter moved to Mission Viejo.
Nelson is a CIF-Southern Section Division I qualifier and played a key role on Edison’s relays at the 2016 CIF-SS D1 Championships. His best SCY times are:
- 100 free – 47.62
- 200 free – 1:42.00
- 500 free – 4:41.35
- 100 fly – 52.48
- 200 fly – 1:56.98
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