Tar Heels Keep SwimMAC’s Spencer Freeman In State With 2022 Verbal Pledge

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Photo Courtesy: Spencer Freeman

NEW COMMIT: The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill has received a new in-state verbal commitment for the 2022-23 season and beyond from Charlotte, N.C. native Spencer Freeman.

He will join Jack Guenther, Tyler RobertonPatrick Sleater and Tanner Jones as a member of the Tar Heels’ Class of 2026.

Regarding his commitment, he said:

“I’m super excited to announce my verbal commitment to continue my swimming and academic career at the University of North Carolina! Big thanks to all my friends, family, and coaches that helped me along the way! Go heels! ? ?”

Freeman does his club swimming with SwimMAC Carolina and most recently picked up seven new best times at Cary Sectionals earlier this month after a strong showing at the 18&U Winter Championships.

He finaled in six events at the Southern Premier Invitational in March 2020 and placed 18th in the 200m fly at Greensboro Futures in August 2019.

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Photo Courtesy: Spencer Freeman

His best times include:

  • 100 free – 46.66
  • 200 free – 1:37.99
  • 500 free – 4:27.89
  • 1000 free – 9:24.83
  • 1650 free – 15:33.66
  • 200 back – 1:50.36
  • 200 fly – 1:50.34
  • 200 IM – 1:54.02
  • 400 IM – 3:54.16

Currently a junior at Myers Park High School, Freeman is a five-time individual North Carolina 4A State Championship finalist. He placed third in the 200 free and fourth in the 500 free as a junior while taking eighth in the 500 free and 12th in the 100 fly during his sophomore season.

He has also earned USA Swimming Scholastic All-American honors twice in his career thus far.

Under head coach Mark Gangloff, the Tar Heels finished sixth at the 2021 ACC Championships.

If you have a commitment to share, please send a photo and quote via email to hs@swimmingworld.com.