Swim GSA’s Tanner Hering Sends Verbal Commitment to UVA for 2020

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Tanner Hering, a junior at Page High School in Greensboro, North Carolina, has announced his intention to swim for the University of Virginia beginning in 2020-21. He will join the already-committed Brian Brennan, Jack Moore, Jean-Pierre Khouzam, Josh Fong, Matt Brownstead, and Noah Nichols in the Cavaliers’ class of 2024.

“I’m thrilled to announce my verbal commitment to the University of Virginia! I can’t wait to further my education and swimming career at such a prestigious university. Thank you to my family, coaches, and teammates for helping me along the way! #WAHOOWA🔷🔶 #LevelUp”

Hering trains with Swim GSA and is a polyvalent swimmer who has Winter Juniors-or-better cuts in the 200/500/1000/1650 free, 200 fly, and 200/400 IM. At the recent Speedo Champions Series in Greensboro, he won the 500 free, was runner-up in the 200 free and 400 IM, and took 5th in the 200 back. He earned PBs in all four events. At 2018 Winter Juniors East, he competed in the 500 free, 200 fly and 400 IM and led off both Swim GSA’s medley relays, scoring PBs in the 50 back and 100 back with his leadoff splits. Hering’s best LCM times in the 200/400 free and 200/400 IM come from 2018 NCSA Summer Championships, where he was a B-finalist in the 200 free and a C-finalist in the 400 free and 200/400 IM.

A USA Swimming Scholastic All-American, his best SCY times include:

  • 200 free – 1:37.80
  • 500 free – 4:25.39
  • 1000 free – 9:20.53
  • 1650 free – 15:43.36
  • 200 fly – 1:51.94
  • 200 IM – 1:52.04
  • 400 IM – 3:53.41

Hering, whose older brother Clay Hering swims at Georgia Tech, is not yet at scoring level for the ACC. It took 4:23.54 to make the C final of the 500 free, and 15:29.66 to make the top 24 in the 1650 free, at 2019 ACC Championships. In the 200 fly, the cutoff was 1:45.68. To make finals in the IMs it took 1:47.24/3:51.02.

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3 years ago

Jean-Pierre Khouzam has since decommitted from UVA and has reopened his search for a better fit.

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3 years ago

sadly that will be an increasing trend as a result of so many early verbals.

Reply to  swamerinlane9
3 years ago

I agree. All the hype of “verbal commitments” is vastly overrated. We are talking about young and impressionable kids, many of whom have not experienced the throes of college drinking a debauchery – until college trips. I say make em all serve their country in the military.

Virginia Fan
Reply to  Decommitment
3 years ago

Not sure this is the best place for that comment…

Texas A&M Swim Fan
Reply to  Virginia Fan
3 years ago

Sometimes the truth hurts no matter where it is stated!!

Virginia Fan
Reply to  Texas A&M Swim Fan
3 years ago

Felt bad for the kid who has actually committed!

Reply to  Virginia Fan
3 years ago

The article states the other UVA commitments as well. The comments was in response to that part of the article.

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3 years ago


3 years ago

Congratulations Tanner! #wahoowa

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