NCAP Distance Swimmer Ian Tansill Will Become a Tennessee Volunteer

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NEW COMMIT: The University of Tennessee has gained a new commitment for the 2019-20 season from Bristow, Va. freestyler Ian Tansill.

Tansill does his club swimming with Nation’s Capital Swim Club under head coach Jeremy Linn and achieved four best times with a third-place finish in the mile at the Tom Dolan Invite in December. He capped off his long course season with 100% lifetime bests at NCSAs after earning bronze in the 1500m free this past summer. Also competing for Patriot High School, Tansill finished sixth in the 500 free as a junior after placing 11th in that event during his sophomore season at the Virginia 6A State Championships.

He told Swimming World:

“I chose Tennessee because it is exactly what I am looking for both academically and athletically. The team couldn’t be more awesome, and I can’t wait to be a part of it! Go Vols!”

His best times include:

  • 500 free – 4:33.39
  • 1000 free – 9:29.68
  • 1650 free – 15:47.08
  • 400 IM – 4:06.65

Although he’s not quite in scoring range just yet at the SEC Championships, Tansill has made significant improvements over the past two seasons: he has taken 11 seconds off his 500 free, 27 seconds off his 1000 free, and 31 seconds off his mile. When he arrives in Knoxville as a member of the class of 2023, he’ll join a distance training group led by Taylor Abbott.

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