Virginia Secures Verbal Commitment from #6 Reilly Tiltmann (2021)

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Reilly Tiltmann of Brookfield, Wisconsin has announced her intention to swim at the University of Virginia beginning in the 2021-22 season. A junior at Brookfield East High School, Tiltmann is a two-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American and an Athlete Representative for Wisconsin Swimming LSC. She does her year-round swimming with Elmbrook Swim Club.

“I am beyond excited to announce my verbal commitment to swim and study at the University of Virginia!! Thank you to my coaches, parents, and teammates for the endless support and encouragement that has gotten me to where I am today! GO HOOS🧡💙⚔️ #shift2021 #wahoowa”

Tiltmann specializes in backstroke and butterfly and won both events last fall as a sophomore at the Wisconsin High School Girls Division 1 State Championship. She was 54.56 in the 100 fly and 54.62 in the 100 back and she also split a 24.23 50 fly on the medley relay and led off the 400 free relay in 50.54.

Tiltmann is coming off a strong long-course season. She went best times in the 50 free, 100 free, 100 back, 200 back, and 100 fly at Speedo Junior Nationals, punching her ticket to 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials in the 100 free, 100 back, and 100 fly. She placed 10th in the 100 free (56.26), 9th in the 100 fly (1:00.30), 46th in the 200 free (2:05.33), 4th in the 100 back (1:01.94), and 21st in the 50 free (26.41). She had impressive year-over-year time drops in LCM: -.7 in the 50 free, -1.2 in the 100 free, -6.6 in the 200 free, -2.3 in the 100 back, -2.1 in the 200 back, and -.2 in the 100 fly. Tiltmann was invited to USA Swimming’s National Select Camp in Colorado Springs this fall.

In short-course season, Tiltmann had an outstanding showing at 2019 NCSA Spring Championship. She finaled in the 50/100 free, 50/100/200 back, and 50/100 fly and took home PBs in the 50/200 free, 50/100/200 back, and 50/100 fly. Her best times in the 100 back and 200 back would already earn the Cavaliers points in the A finals at ACC Champions and are only about a second out of scoring range at NCAAs. Her 100 fly and 100 free would have made C finals at ACCs.

Best Times:

  • 200 back – 1:54.18
  • 100 back – 52.93
  • 100 fly – 53.55
  • 100 free – 49.54

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3 years ago

Congrats Reilly!

Taylor Niemann
3 years ago

Who do we like better… Desorbo Effect or the “coach” dat wuz alwayz hypin stanfurd? I vote coach that dude a legend. Desorbo Effect riding the troll wave

Reply to  Taylor Niemann
3 years ago

Coach should come back in here just to assert his dominance.

Reply to  Taylor Niemann
3 years ago

Coach for sure. A true legend.

3 years ago

More great talent to UVA, and ACC future for swimming is looking very bright! UVA-NCSU rivalry will be like Stanford-Cal on the east coast!

3 years ago

Congrats Reilly. As an NC State fan, I’m excited to watch a great competition in the ACC.

Holloway, DeSorbo, and Albiero are changing the ACC

DeSorbo Effect
Reply to  Oldswimfan
3 years ago

There can only be ONE! His name is DESORBO!


Reply to  DeSorbo Effect
3 years ago

Lmao I’m seriously starting to wonder if this person is actually associated with UVA.

Reply to  hookem91
3 years ago

Seems more likely a troll than somebody closely affiliated with UVA.

2 Cents
Reply to  hookem91
3 years ago

Really?!?! just starting?!? hahaha

Reply to  Oldswimfan
3 years ago

Got new blood at UNC, FSU, and VT as well. Will be fun times and fast swimming in the ACC.

3 years ago

Congrats! Good luck.

3 years ago

Congratulations Reilly!

3 years ago

Great choice and great swimmer! Go Reilly!

3 years ago

Congrats Reilly and Virginia! Great school, team and coaches. Enjoy it all. Go Hoos!

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