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Tampa Prep Swimmer Snags Two State Championships and Looks for More.

By November 18, 2019 Athlete of the Week
athlete of the week

Tampa, Fl. – November 18, 2019 – Florida Orthopaedic Institute (FOI) is proud to announce Logan Tirheimer from Tampa Preparatory School as the ‘Athlete of the Week’ for the week beginning November 18, 2019.

Tirheimer was nominated by the boys’ swim head coach, Jason Bowes, for his incredible achievements following his performance at the state championships.

“Logan had an incredible state championship meet this past Saturday,” Bowes said. “Florida swimming is notoriously known as one of the top swimming states in the country. Logan, this week, won the 50FR and 100FR at the Florida High School State Championships in Stuart, FL. He also broke two school records in the process. This is an amazing accomplishment.”

With two state championship wins under his belt, Tirheimer is still swimming for further success.

“I wasn’t always the most motivated swimmer as I am today,” Tirheimer said. “My life really turned around when I began swimming in high school. My goals now are to podium at Junior Nationals next month and to get the Olympic trial cut in the 50-yard freestyle.”

Tirheimer knows that these are not simple tasks and that the amount of effort and determination in order to achieve them is intense.

“There is no easy way to do it,” he said. “These goals are going to take hard work and dedication. Over the course of this season, my path was filled with many potholes, road bumps and hurdles. Most notably, I missed the full month of September with a back injury. However, I powered through the adversity and went on to win the 50 and 100-yard freestyles.”

Exuding success and recently committed to the University of Auburn, Tirheimer believes in the ideology of ‘the grind’. It does not stop.

“The clock resets,” Tirheimer said. “Now, I need to put in the work again to reach my new goals. Until then, I will not be satisfied.”

Florida Orthopaedic Institute’s Athlete of the Week campaign is designed to focus on student-athletes, recognizing them for their hard work and dedication both on and off the field. The Athlete of the Week award can be earned by displaying one of the following characteristics:

Team Player: Athletes who are nominated for excellence in team play are chosen by a coach who feels the athlete does his or her best to put direction into action, makes a significant contribution to the team and continuously works to improve his or her skills, attitude and training.

Leadership: Athletes who earn the award in recognition of excellent leadership must exemplify strong relationship building skills, show excellent initiative and serve as role models for his or her peers.

To view previous award winners, please follow this link.

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