Backstroker Christopher Thames Hands Verbal Commitment to Tar Heels

Christopher Thames of Metro Atlanta Aquatic Club has announced that he has verbally committed to swim at UNC Chapel Hill.

I am proud to officially announce my verbal commit to UNC at Chapel Hill. I chose UNC because of the coaching and the history of academic success at the school.


Thames hails from Dunwoody, Georgia, and is a senior at Dunwoody High School. At the 2016 GHSA 1-5A State Swimming & Diving Meet, Thames placed fifth in the 100 back (51.07) and 18th in the 200 IM (1:59.45). He led off Dunwoody’s medley relay in 23.97 and anchored their 400 free relay in 48.06.

Swimming for Metro Atlanta Aquatic Club at 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials, Thames was one of the few to post a personal-best time, which he did in the 100m back. He also competed in the 200m back in Omaha.

His best times are:

50 back 23.43 27.09
100 back 49.63 56.87
200 back 1:46.02 2:02.18

Thames will join Alvin Jiang and Tyler Hill, who have also verbally committed to the Tar Heels for 2017-18.

If you have a commitment to report, please send an email to [email protected].

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Max Mitchell
7 years ago

Proud of you Chris, have a great senior year man

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