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Tyler McGill   

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Career Highlights

Qualified for the 2012 Olympic team by finishing second in the 100m fly ... Earned a bronze medal in the 100m fly at the 2011 FINA World Championships ... Finished second in the 100m fly at the 2011 ConocoPhillips National Championships ... Won his first career world championship medal, a bronze in the 100m fly, at the 2011 FINA World Championships ... Silver medalist in the 100m fly at the 2010 ConocoPhillips
National Championships and the 2010 MOO Pan Pacific Championships … placed second in the 100m fly at 2009 Nationals to earn a spot on the 2009 World Championship Team ... earned a 2009 NCAA title in the 400y free relay and 400y medley relay and a silver in the 100y fly

Olympics History

2012: (p) Gold 4x100 Med-R, 7th 100 Fl

World Champs History

2011: Bronze, 100m FL ... 2009: 7th, 100m FL

Pan Pacs History

2010: Silver, 100m FL

Duel in the Pool History

2011: 1st, 4x100m MR; 2009 ... Bronze, 200m FL; 4th 100m FL

Olympic Trials History

2012: 2nd, 100m FL, 17th, 100 Fr ... 2008: 4th, 100m FL; 10th, 200m FL; (t)40th, 100m FR

Fun Facts

High School

Champaign Central HS '06


Auburn '10

College Major


Future Professional Aspirations

Consultant for a sports organization


Jeff and Susan ... Jeff is a pension planner and Susan is a teacher


Engaged to Julianne McLane ... they will be married November 19, 2011 ... Julianne swam for Auburn


Older brother (Elliott) is a Graduate Swim Assistant at Eastern Illinois ... younger brother (Colin) swims for Eastern Illinois ... younger sister (Sarah) attends Champaign Central High School.

Started Swimming

Age 11 ... summer swimming activities led to him swimming for a club team ... miss communication on the first practice almost ended his brief swimming career

Sports Played Before Swimming

Track & Field, cross country, golf, baseball, soccer


One dog (Reggie), who is a pug

Hobbies Outside the Pool

Golf, yard work

Ultimate Way to Relax

Watching a movie on my couch

Training Stats

Swims 6-7,000 yards/meters a day, 3-4 hours a day, 6 days a week


Loves golf as much or more than swimming ... Enjoys playing board games ... Mastered Cracker Barrel's triangle puzzle


Superstitions: If there is orange gatorade in coolers at the swim meet he is going to have a great day


Team: Chicago Bulls ... Athlete: Derrick Rose ... Sports moment: Winning his first state swimming title as well as winning his first NCAA team title with Auburn ... Holiday tradition: Black Bowl which combines black Friday shopping in the morning with the Iron Bowl football game in the afternoon

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