Tyler McGill
Tyler McGill

 

 

Tyler McGill (2006)

Tyler McGill earned four varsity letters in swimming, three in cross country, three in track and one in golf. McGill was a State qualifier in cross country, swimming and track. Tyler currently holds two school records in swimming, the 200 freestyle (1:38.85) and the 100 backstroke (51.12). He was a 14-time State placer in swimming. As a freshman he finished 6th in the 200 freestyle and 7th in the 100 butterfly. As a sophomore, his relay teams finished 12th in the 200 medley and 9th in the 400 freestyle. McGill also finished 4th in the 100 butterfly and 1st in the 200 freestyle. As a junior his relay teams finished 6th in the 400 freestyle and 7th in the 200 medley. He also captured the State title in the 100 backstroke and the 200 freestyle. During his senior year his relay teams finished 5th in the 200 medley and 6th in the 400 freestyle. Tyler finished 2nd in the 500 freestyle and won the title in the 200 freestyle. He continued his swimming career at Auburn University where he became at 10-time NCAA All-American. McGill was the NCAA champion in the 400 Free and the 400 Medley Relay, which set an NCAA record in 3:01.39, as well as the SEC Champion in the 800 Free. During his senior at Auburn, he was named to the All-SEC Community Service team. McGill was a 2008 Olympic Trials finalist in the 100 fly and finished fourth with a time of 52.31. At the 2009 USA Nationals and World Championship Trials, McGill placed second to Michael Phelps in the 100m butterfly with a time of 51.06, earning a place to compete at the 2009 World Aquatics Championships in Rome. At the World Championships, McGill placed seventh in the 100m butterfly with a time of 51.42. McGill swam in the preliminaries of the 4x100m medley, which advanced to the final and won the gold medal. At the 2011 World Aquatics Championships in Shanghai, McGill won a bronze medal in the 100-meter butterfly. On the last day of competition, McGill won a gold medal in the 4100-meter medley relay for his contributions in the heat. He was a 2010 Pan Pacific Silver Medalist in the 100m butterfly.