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Adam Nelsen

Aquatics Director, City of Benton
WAHC Speaker Adam Nelsen

Coach Adam Nelsen has been involved with swimming since he was 4 years old. In 2014, Adam was inducted into the Arkansas Swimming Hall of Fame. In 2016, Adam became the Aquatics Director at a new facility in Benton called River Center. He currently coaches out of the Jim Dailey Fitness Center in Little Rock and the River Center Natatorium in Benton and has also coached an AAU program called Rock City Swim Club that focuses on stroke development. He is the Age Group Chair for Arkansas Swimming and he organizes the Arkansas Swimming Hall of Fame Banquet. Adam was named Age Group Coach of the Year by Arkansas Swimming in 2017 and Professional of the Year for 2018 by the Arkansas Recreation and Parks Association (ARPA). His new summer swim league the Benton Summer Sharks League was named Program of the Year for 2018 by the ARPA.