Logger swimming begins the season at home Saturday

Logger swimming begins the season at home Saturday

TACOMA, Washington – The 2019-20 Puget Sound swim teams return eight total All-Northwest Conference swimmers from a year ago, including two-time NWC Women's Swimmer of the Year Kelli Callahan.

Callahan was named the conference's top women's swimmers following both her sophomore and junior seasons. She competed in the NCAA Championships both years. Callahan holds the Puget Sound and NWC record in the 400-IM (4:25.51) and the 200-IM (2:04.41). She's the two-time NWC defending champion in both events. Callahan also won the 2018-19 NWC title in the 200-freestyle.

Of course, Callahan is not the only All-NWC swimmer returning for the Logger women. Calista Skog earned All-NWC First Team status in both the 100-freestyle and 400-freestyle last years. She also claimed an All-NWC Second Team honor in the 50-freestyle.

Senior Kayla Brown was an All-NWC First Team honoree in the 400-freestyle last winter.

The Puget Sound men return five swimmers who reached the NWC podium in 2018-19. Sophomore Brett Kolb was named the NWC Men's Freshman of the Year, as he claimed the NWC crown in the 200-freestyle.

Kolb was also an All-NWC First Team swimmer in the 800-freestyle and 200-freestyle.

Senior Dylan Reimers repeated as the NWC Champion in the 1,650-freestyle. He also garnered All-NWC First Team honors in the 800-freestyle and 200-freestyle.

Senior Eli Champagne was a two-time All-NWC First Team member (800-freestyle, 200-butterfly), as was Justin Sasano (800-freestyle, 200-butterfly). Matthew Cole took All-NWC Second Team in the 200-medley relay, along with Reimiers and Champagne.

In addition to returning All-NWC simmers, the Puget Sound program welcomed 18 new members to the Maroon & White. Click HERE to learn more.

The 2019-20 season begins in Wallace Pool where Puget Sound hosts the Logger Relays Saturday, Oct. 12, at 1 p.m. The NWC Sprints and Relays are hosted by Whitworth, Oct. 25-26.

The first NWC dual of the season is at home against Lewis & Clark, Nov. 1, and the Loggers go head-to-head with NCAA D-I member Seattle University shortly thereafter (Nov. 23).

Puget Sound hosts the three-day Logger Invitational, Dec. 6-8. The NWC Championships are Feb. 13-16 in the King County Weyerhaeuser Aquatics Center.