Swimming & Diving: Klamut Shares NCAA Experience

Monday, July 23, 2012

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College head swimming & diving coach, Rob Klamut, recently returned from the NCAA Swimming & Diving annual meeting that was held in Indianapolis, Ind. on July 10-12. Klamut served as the Chair of the Division III Committee meeting and was also the first Division III Chair to run the joint meeting of all NCAA divisions.

"It was an exciting and daunting experience," said Klamut. "There were a lot of things to discuss. The more daunting task was when all three Divisions came together at the same time. Since it was the first time ever for a Division III Chair to run the joint meeting, it was a little intimidating but it went well."

Some of the discussions included making the championship meet a better experience for the student-athletes, setting new qualifying times for next year's championship, and updating the championship manual.

This experience also gave Klamut the opportunity to promote Westminster at a national level.

"A lot of people came up to me afterwards and wanted to know about Westminster," added Klamut. "I got a lot of favorable comments from the Division I coaches. They wanted to know where Westminster was. Overall, the experience was great for the institution and a good experience for Westminster in general."

Klamut enters his 28th year as the head men's and women's swimming and diving coach at Westminster in 2012-13.

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster, a top-tier liberal arts college, ranks third in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster ranked 6th among liberal arts colleges in social mobility, according to the Washington Monthly College Guide, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 376 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 42 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.

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Head Coach Rob Klamut