One day after TYR Sport announced the signing of Leah Smith, the company added Michael Chadwick to its stable of U.S. professional swimmers.
Chadwick won four medals on relays at the Short Course World Championships in December, and he made his first major international team last month when he finished fifth in the 100 free at U.S. Nationals, qualifying to swim the 400 free relay at the World Championships.
Chadwick recently completed his NCAA career at Missouri, and he finished second in the 100-yard free at the NCAA championships as a senior.
Read the full press release from TYR Sport below.
TYR Sport, the leading manufacturer of competitive swim and triathlon gear, is proud to announce the signing of 4x Short Course World Championship medalist Michael Chadwick to its roster of sponsored athletes.
With major performances for the University of Missouri under his belt, Chadwick has proven to the swimming world he certainly is one to watch. Accumulating a total of 22 All-American honors with 11 first-team and 11 honorable mentions, Michael is currently the most decorated athlete in the history of the Missouri swimming program. At the culmination of his collegiate career, he owned team records in the 50, 100 and 200-yard freestyle and the 200-yard IM, and is ranked third all-time in the 100 yard breaststroke.
Chadwick has shown consistent improvement and really began making a name for himself in 2015 after placing fourth in the 50m free at Summer Nationals which earned him a spot on the national team. Later that year as part of the 400-meter freestyle relay, he contributed to a new American Record at the 2015 Duel in the Pool. At the 2016 FINA World Short Course Championships, Michael earned one gold, two silvers and a bronze medal in Windsor, Canada as part of four relay teams.
Chadwick will remain a key relay player on the U.S. Team at the 2017 FINA World Championships after securing a spot on the 4×100-meter freestyle relay with his 5th place finish in the 100-meter freestyle at the 2017 Summer Nationals. His performances at the meet also earned Chadwick an opportunity to compete in the 50-meter and 100-meter freestyle events at the World University Games held at the end of August.
Today, Chadwick joins a growing roster of standout swimmers including 12x Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte, 7x Olympic medalist Dana Vollmer and 6x Olympic medalist Matt Grevers. To date team TYR has earned a total of 32 Olympic and 152 World Championship medals.
“I couldn’t be more excited to join team TYR,” began Chadwick. “During my time at the University of Missouri my coaches and I made the decision that I would only wear the TYR Avictor because it proved to be the fastest suit on the market. However, outside of their leading technologies, TYR has always been a family company and that’s exactly what I’m joining, a new family.”
Matt DiLorenzo, Chief Executive Officer of TYR Sport, added, “We are proud to welcome Michael Chadwick to the team TYR family. He has enormous potential and we look forward to watching his swimming career continue to evolve.”