Chandler Lichtefeld started his athletic career as a cross country runner at the age of 9, but at 11 he found his love for swimming and has been a competitive swimmer ever since. Breaststroke and IM have always been in his blood, as he competed in both from an early age. When he’s not swimming he enjoys water sports such as water skiing. At Emory, he is an active participant in Relay For Life and Special Olympics.
Lichtefeld started his college swimming career off with a bang at the Miami Invitational where he recorded two best times: 200 IM(1:52.52), 200 breast(2:03.74). He also went a 57.78 in the 100 breast, totaling three “B” times achieved at the meet. At the 2015 UAA Championships, he again dropped in the 200 IM(1:51.13) and swam the 400 IM(3:58.77). He came in at 5th and 2nd place respectively. At the 2015 DIII NCAAs Chandler swam his three events, placing 14th in the 100 breast and 15th in the 200 IM.