Coleman Kramer Transfers to Tampa After 3 Years at South Carolina

Coleman Kramer, who hails from Vero Beach, Florida, will transfer to the University of Tampa next fall to finish his NCAA eligibility with the Division II Spartans.

“I am proud to announce that I will be finishing my swimming and academic career at the University of Tampa! To start off, I want to thank @gamecockswim for making me the man I am today. Thank you to my brothers for all the memories and bonds that I will carry with me for the rest of my life. To my coaches for giving me a chance when nobody else would. To my training partners. Raf, Tamas, Connor, Cody. You guys pushed me day in and day out to be the best swimmer I could be. To the day 1 goons. Rob, Frank, Ben, you are three of the funniest people I have ever met. And most of all, thank you to my brothers in Cypress Street. Luke, Alex, Dylan. My best friends. Thank you for every day, every moment. I love you guys to death. With that being said, I want to thank @utampa_swim for giving me the opportunity to swim under them and I can’t wait for the next chapter in my life. Good luck next season Gamecocks! I’ll always be cheering you guys on. Go Spartans and Go Gamecocks for life.”

Kramer graduated from Saint Edward’s School in 2018 and went on to swim at the University of South Carolina. In high school, he lettered in swimming, cross country and basketball and set school records in the 200 free, 500 free, 100 breast, and 200 IM. At South Carolina, he swam mostly distance freestyle. At the 2020 SEC Championships, he swam the 200/500/1650 free, scoring in the 1650 and earning PBs in both the 200 free and the mile. He was a member of the Gamecocks’ 800 free relay.

Best SCY times:

  High school PB South Carolina PB
1650 free 16:22.19 15:22.43
1000 free 9:23.69 9:24.18
500 free 4:23.85 4:23.60
200 free 1:38.67 1:36.93
100 free 45.77 45.55
400 IM 4:01.13 N/A
200 IM 1:54.27 1:54.33


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4 days ago

I think that more strong DI swimmers who don’t have much chance to swim/score at NCAAs should consider a move like this and get to be in the mix at a National Championship. I hope he has a great year at Tampa.

Reply to  Oldmanswimmer
2 days ago

Look more closely at the DII or DIII times, and the depth on their roster-very impressive! They will most likely have more personalized classes and overall less stress and pressure.

Don Gibb
2 days ago

Good luck Coleman. You’ve come a long way from kicking with your rubber duck on your board! Tampa is fortunate to get you and your supportive family.

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