Quickly-Improving Chance Tirheimer Stays In-State, Chooses Florida Gators

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NEW COMMIT: The University of Florida has kept in-state standout Chance Tirheimer of Tampa, Fla. in the Sunshine State for his college career after his recent commitment to the Gators for the fall of 2021.

He will join Peter Bertzmann, Macguire McDuffAryan NehraDavid FitchJoaquin Gonzalez PineroMason Laur and Oskar Lindholm in Gainesville as a member of the Gators’ class of 2025.

He will become the second DI swimmer in his family as his older brother, Logan Tirheimer, is currently a freshman at Auburn.

Regarding his commitment, he said:

“I’m extremely excited to announce my commitment to the University of Florida to continue my athletic and academic career. I want to thank my coaches, friends, and family for pushing me and supporting me throughout this journey. On to the next chapter. Go Gators!!🐊🐊

Tirheimer, who does his club swimming with Tampa Bay Aquatics, has seen major time drops since the pandemic started. Pre-COVID, his top times were 22.13 in the 50 free and 48.77 in the 100 free. Now, he owns best times of 20.34 and 44.70, respectively. At this rate of improvement, he will likely see even more

His best times include:

  • 50 free – 20.34
  • 100 free – 44.70
  • 100 fly – 53.29
  • 100 breast – 1:01.96

Also competing for Chamberlain High School, Tirheimer is a four-time individual Florida 2A State Championship finalist. He won the 50/100 free combo as a senior while taking 13th and 12th, respectively, in those events during his junior season.

Florida is coming off their eighth-straight and 41st overall SEC Championship title in 2020.

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