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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DeSorbo Effect

BOOMSHAKALAKA! DeSorbo does it again!

Wait for it y’all . #6 + #1 + 5 other top recruits!




Ok, I admit that I’ve scrolled the comments to read that of DeSorbo effect😃

The Ready Room

Noooo don’t empower them


And who is this #1 recruit exactly?


Don’t encourage him…

2 Cents

Umm…. you should know who the #1 recruit is. Hint: her sister is headed to UVA next fall. But based on the link they posted below, where it says #8… #8 has already committed to Florida, so who knows what the heck he/she is talking about.


It is commit #8 for the class…not the 8th ranked commit.


2 Cents I’m well aware who she is. My point was to point out Desorbo Effect announcing her potential commitment without giving her the opportunity to herself…

DeSorbo Effect


Now Hoos Your Daddy? LOL #TheDeSorboEffect


Cool video. Come to Virginia where are coaches will jump up and down when you race




Got me


Jumping up and down is crucial. Think of how many more titles Eddie would have won if he jumped more, its simple science.

Texas swims in a short pool

based on these comments i would assume this person is associated with UVA. Wish he would let #1 announce her commitment publicly before giving it away in a comment section however. Kinda classless.


He has been wrong before in other threads so it could just be more trolling. Its easy to see when UVA gets a commit- go look at their Instagram uvaswimdive.

Texas swims in a short pool

just saying if the girl hasnt publicly announced it you shouldnt be claiming it. I know UVA announces when they get a recruit but they dont announce who for a reason


I agree with you but I think you misunderstand what I am saying. On other threads he/she has claimed other things that turned out to not be true. So who is to say he is not trolling here by pretending to know who has committed just like he has done in the past?


well the reason they don’t announce who is because NCAA rules say they cannot


@Texas Swims In A Short Pool this is why I commented “And who is this #1 recruit exactly?” We aren’t shocked at all by the classless comment from him

just sayin'

You can tell DESORBO EFFECT is not actually affiliated with UVA based on the errors made in previous DESORBO EFFECT posts…still annoying though…

Thomas Jefferson

Congratulations on an excellent choice. Couldn’t be happier for you and the rest of your support at home!


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

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