2009-10 (Junior): Earned honorable mention All-American honors after placing 10th in the 1650 free at the NCAA championships in a time of 14:55.95 ... also finished 34th in the 500 free ... named MWC Swimmer of the Year for the second straight year after defending his individual titles in the 500 free (in a MWC record time of 4:19.82) and the 1650 free (14:58.35) ... posted a runner-up finish in the 200 free (1:37.33) ... also swam on the first-place 800 free relay.
2008-09 (Sophomore): Named the MWC Swimmer of the Year after winning individual titles in the 500 free and 1650 free, both in conference-record times of 4:20.75 and 14:53.08 (NCAA qualifying), respectively ... also set a conference record 1000 yard split of 8:59.98... also swam on the MWC-record first place 800 free relay in a time of 6:28.40 ... while battling an illiness, swam two events at the NCAA championships, and still placed 29th in the 1650 free and 47th in the 500 free ... team captain.
2007-08 (Freshman): Won the 1650 free title at the conference championships with a time of 15:14.31 ... added two more top-eight finishes, as he placed fourth in the 500 free (4:26.66) and seventh in the 400 IM (4:04.42) ... his time in the Texas Invite of 15:04.71 set both a UNLV and MWC record.
Club: Part of the Edmonton Keyano Swim Club, where he has won national championships in several age groups ... competing in the 2007 Pan American Games, placing 5th in the 400-meter free and earning the bronze medal in the 1500-meter free...placed second he Canadian Olympic Trials in the 1500-meter free... national champion in 1500-meter free at 2010 Canadian Summer Nationals in Victoria.
Personal: Nelson Kier Maitland ... born on Nov. 16, 1988, in Edmonton, Alberta ... son of Craig and Karen Maitland ... has one brother, Logan (24) ... enjoys playing tennis, hockey, and golf ... majoring in entrepreneurship.
Maitland's Personal Bests
200 Free 1:37.75
500 Free 4:20.75
1000 Free 8:59.98
1650 Free 14:53.08
2008 MWC 1650 Free Champion
2009 MWC Swimmer of the Year
2009 MWC 500 Free Champion
2009 MWC 1650 Free Champion
2009 MWC 800 Free Relay Champion
2009 NCAA Participant
2010 NCAA Honorable Mention All-American (1650 free)
2010 MWC Swimmer of the Year
2010 MWC 1650 Free Champion
2010 MWC 500 Free Champion
2010 MWC 800 Free Relay Champion