PHOENIX, Arizona, December 4. ACCORDING to a recent Twitter post by Auburn University Associate Head Coach John Hargis, U.S. Olympian and World Championship medalist Tyler McGill has officially retired. McGill signed off as “permanently retired” on USA Swimming’s Status Report that is required for drug testing, officially marking the end of his competitive career.
McGill had been one of the United States’ top butterfliers in recent years, and was a staple on several U.S. international rosters. He won gold swimming the preliminaries of the men’s 4x100m medley relay at the 2012 London Olympics, and also placed seventh in the individual 100m butterfly. He made his first World Championship appearance in the 50m and 100m fly in 2009, and followed that up with his first individual bronze medal in the 100m fly at the 2011 FINA World Championships.
A 2010 graduate of Auburn University, McGill earned more than a dozen All-American honors during his collegiate career, including two NCAA relay titles in 2009. McGill currently works as an assistant coach for the Tigers.
Swimming World wishes Tyler the best in his future endeavors!