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Tyler Hines
Tyler Hines


Normal, Ill.

High School:



2013-14: The second-team All-Big Ten honoree also earned NCAA honorable-mention All-America honors at the NCAA championships after helping the 800-yard freestyle relay squad to a 13th-place finish (6:22.00) in the event's finals and a school record (6:19.22) in prelims ... owns the fourth-best time in school history in both the 200-yard (1:35.53) and 500-yard (4:20.90) freestyle events, which he swam at the Big Ten championships ... had an impressive showing at the Texas Invitational, where he swam personal best times in the 100-yard (49.42) and 200-yard (1:48.31) backstroke events

2012-13: Member of 800-yard freestyle relay team that finished in fourth-place (6:23.98) at the Big Ten championships ... earned a top-10 finish and swam a personal-best time in the 200-yard freestyle (1:36.18) at the Big Ten championships ... finished the 500-yard freestyle in 17th-place (4:22.06) at the Big Ten championships ... swam the 1650-yard freestyle at the Big Ten championships, finishing in 17th-place (15:17.96) ... earned a fifth-place finish in the 1000-yard freestyle (9:40.85) at the Stanford Dual ... member of UW's 200-yard freestyle relay 'B' team that finished second (1:29.25) at the USC Dual ... earned an eighth-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle (22.93) at the California Dual.

2011-12: Tallied a 15th-place finish (15:55.01) in the 1650 free at the Texas Invitational ... placed third in the 500 free against Milwaukee (52.12), sixth against Arizona State (4:47.34), and 22nd (4:32.52) at the Texas Invitational ... in the 1000 free, touched in at 9:58.29 (second place) against Milwaukee, 9:57.97 (sixth place) against Minnesota and9:58.62 at the Arizona Dual (fifth place),in addition to finishingsecond (9:33.22)at the Northwestern Dual ... placed seventh in the 200 back at the Arizona Dual, checking in at 2:00.80 ... would improve upon that time at the Northwestern Dual, posting a 1:57.61 and finishing fifth ... also finished 27th in the event at the Texas Invitational with a time of 1:51.95 ... raced in the 400 IM at the Arizona Duals, earning a fourth-place finish and 4:26.42 time ...captured NCAA 'B' times in three individual events; the 200 free, 500 free, and 1650 free ... grabbed a 19th-place finish in the 500 free at the Big Ten Championships, finishing in 4:24.15 ... also posted a 17th-place finish in the 200 free at the Big Ten Championships with a time of 1:37.07 ... capped off his strong Big Ten Championships performance with a 15:29.32 in the 1650 free, good for 20th place

2010-11: Finished 1st in the 1000 yard freestyle (9:46.37) and 1st in the 500 yard freestyle (4:43.46) at the Milwaukee Dual ... took 4th in the 1000 yard freestyle (9:42.26) and 6th in the 400 yard freestyle relay (3:17.08) at the Iowa Dual ...placed 5th in the 1000 yard freestyle (9:46.24) and 6th in the 500 yard freestyle (4:43.79) at the Minnesota Dual ...took 2nd in the 1000 yard freestyle (9:45.44) at the Arizona Dual ... finished 3rd in the 1000 yard freestyle at the Northwestern Dual with a season best time of 9:40.88 ... posted season best times in five races at the Texas Invitational, including placing 7th in the 1650 yard freestyle (16:03.71), 17th in the 500 yard freestyle, and 18th in the 100 yard backstroke (52.39) ... took first in the 1650 yard freestyle (16:17.18) at the Green Bay Dual ... finished 7th in the 400 yard individual medley (4:17.61) at the Big Ten Quad Dual, his first time competing in the event this season ... set a personal best in the 1650 yard freestyle (15:39.33) to take 30th at the Big Ten Championships.

Prep: Took third place in 500 freestyle at Illinois High School State Championships as a senior ... took seventh place in same event as a junior ... won High Point Winner award at Illinois Senior State Championships in the summer of 2009 ... went to Central Zone Select Camp and Illinois State Camp in 2008 ... qualified for state as a sophomore ... six-time All-American, first-team All-State, and All-State honorable mention during his prep career ... member of Honor Roll ... competed in Varsity Debate, was alternate for 2009 National Debate Tournament ... won Charles Hovey Award for Excellence in Social Science as a senior ... high school coach was Ryan Burroughs

Personal: Parents are Mark Hines and Cheryl Richards ... has one younger sister, Brianna ... intends to major in Political Science (Pre-Law)

Top Times (SCY)
50 Free: 22.61 (10/12/2012)
100 Freestyle: 47.29 (12/2/2012)
200 Freestyle: 1:35.53 (2/26/2014)
500 Freestyle: 4:20.90 (2/26/2014)
1000 Freestyle: 9:16.23 (Prep)
1650 Freestyle: 15:17.96 (3/2/2013)
50 Backstroke: 24.06 (12/1/2011)
100 Backstroke: 49.42 (12/5/2013)
200 Backstroke: 1:48.31 (12/5/2013)
200 Butterfly: 2:04.49 (10/07/2011)
400 IM: 4:06.50 (Prep)

Top Times (LCM)
200 Freestyle: 1:55.83 (Prep)
400 Freestyle: 4:07.81 (Prep)
800 Freestyle: 8:29.84 (Prep)
1500 Freestyle: 16:27.47 (Prep)
200 Backstroke: 2:12.80 (Prep)
200 IM: 2:14.30 (Prep)
400 IM: 4:39.25 (Prep)

2014 Second-Team All-Big Ten

Honorable Mention All-America Honors (1)
800 Free Relay: 13th (6:22.00)

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