Everything's Coming Up Gold For Tirheimer
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TAMPA, Fla. - By nature
of the fast events they compete in, Logan and Chance Tirheimer are
By nature of the last name they share, they’re
That brotherly love has helped these two pull off an amazing feat.
Both brothers won the sprint events at the state swimming
championships in consecutive years. Logan won the 50 and 100 free
events in 2019. Chance took the gold in both events this year. But
that’s where the similarities end.
“They’ve both developed in different directions,”
TBAY Swim Coach Jason Bowes said. “And even though
they’re brothers, it’s obviously been two different
people I’m coaching. And they both are really talented in the
Chance was there when his big brother won his gold medals swimming
for Tampa Prep and witnessed what the experience meant to him. And
then he got to experience it himself.
“My heart dropped,” Chance said. “Like, I
didn’t believe it cause I never knew that I was capable of
Swimming in his brother’s shadow for so long, Chance finally
got to have his own moment.
“I kind of got my own chance to shine which was really,
really cool,” Chance said.
“He was there for me last year, like holding all my stuff for
me behind the blocks, so for him to have his own experience is just
awesome,” Logan said.
With Logan at Auburn and Chance finishing up at Chamberlain and
possibly heading to the University of Florida, the brothers could
be swimming against each other in the SEC. Bring on the competition
because it helps them to push each other.
“He just started working really, really hard,” Logan
said. “Since I left, I think. I think it honestly gave him a
window of his own to be himself which is really good.”
“He’s always been such a great role model and
I’ve always looked up to him, like when he trains and when
he’s at the meets,” Chance said. “I look up to
him so much.”
Everything's Coming Up Gold For Tirheimer Brothers
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