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Posted on: July 17, 2023

[ARCHIVED] ASCA honors Opelika Swim Team and Coach Tyler McGill

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Opelika Swim Team Coach Tyler McGill was named one of the Top 50 Age Group Coaches of the Year by The American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA) and Fitter & Faster. McGill was the only coach Southeastern Swimming (SES) coach named to the list.

The Top 50 coaches were selected based on USA Swimming’s National Rankings data from May 1, 2022 through April 30, 2023 for both Long Course Meters (LCM) and  Short Course Yard (SCY) for 12 and under swimmers.  

ASCA also named the Opelika Swim Team #24 on their list of the 2023 Top 100 Age Groups Teams. The results were compiled using the Top 20 Individual USA National Rankings in the 9-10 and 11-12 age groups for the 2022 Long Course season and 2022-23 Short Course season. 

McGill was hired as the City of Opelika’s head swim coach in 2018. He was previously an assistant coach for Auburn University’s swimming and diving program. McGill is a 2012 Olympic gold medalist and 15-time All-American.






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