NWU Swim Coach Ready to Dive In

Nebraska Wesleyan’s Head Swimming Coach. Greg Fleming, left big shoes to fill when he announced his retirement on March 13th, 2020. Fleming has been the only coach the program has ever seen since its establishment in 2015, leading the men’s’ team to two American River Conference Championship titles in this short time. For the 2019-2020 season, Fleming was accompanied by one of his former athletes, Kyle Hunt, who will be taking over the esteemed role this season.

Hunt brings in more than twenty-five years of coaching experience and has trained 116 All-Star, Central Zone and Region 8 Sectional qualifiers, three state champions, two NCAA II champions and Olympic Trials qualifiers in 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016. Most recently, he served as the head coach at Lincoln Northeast High School and Club Husker Swimming from 2014 until he joined the Prairie Wolves in 2019. He has also served as the head coach of Heartland Aquatics and the Great Plains Aquatic Club.

Although the season has not started yet, Hunt has already impacted the program by bringing a new assistant coach, Ryan Rieker, who served as Hunt’s assistant coach for Club Husker and was the head coach of East High School. He has also recruited a wide range of athletes from across the region.

Coach Hunt remarked that he was excited to see how the team comes together during these unprecedented times, although he admits he is nervous that the season won’t occur at all, due to the pandemic. Hunt says his goals for the season are, “Swim fast. Win some stuff. Create some new memories.”