James Tidd
James  Tidd

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Woodbury, Minn.

High School:
East Ridge HS

Event:
Sprint Freestyle


PRONUNCIATION:



2017-18 Junior Season: At the Big Ten Championships, placed thirty-ninth in the 50-yard free (20.32), tied for thirty-ninth in the 100-yard back (49.85), and thirty-ninth in the 100-yard free (44.67) • took fourth in the 50-yard free (20.75) and sixth in the 100-yard free (46.37) at the Triple Dual vs Northwestern and Purdue • finished fourth in the 50-yard free (21.18) and sixth in the 100-yard free vs. Denver • placed second in the 50-yard free (21.26) and fifth in the 100-yard free (47.75) against Hawai'i and Drury • took seventh in the 50-yard free (20.90) at the Quad Dual against Michigan, Penn State, and Wisconsin • placed sixth in the 50-yard free (21.22) and eighth in the 100-yard free (47.39) vs. Iowa • finished fourth in the 50-yard free (21.17) and 100-yard free (47.11) vs. Florida State. 

2016-17 Sophomore Season: Improved to 20.27 in the 50-yard free at the Big Ten Championships • earned top-10 finishes in the 50-yard free (20.94) and 100-yard free (46.01) • finished first in the 50-yard free (20.50) at the Jean Freeman Invitational • placed second with a 45.06 at the Jean Freeman Invitational.

2015-16 Freshman Season:
First-year letterwinner • at the 2016 Big Ten Championships, Tidd finished 36th in the 50 free and 57th in the 100 free • tallied 10 top-five finishes during the regular season • recorded personal bests in his sprint free sweep of the 50 free and 100 free at the 2016 Minnesota Challenge • made his collegiate debut at Florida State.

High School: 2015 graduate of East Ridge High School • Academic honor-roll • coached by Billy Cuevas and Jake Kemna • four-time varsity swimming letterwinner • four-time academic letterwinner • four-time All-Conference • four-time All-State • six-time All-American • also competed for South East Metro Sharks club team • lists breaking the Minnesota High School State Record in the 100-yard freestyle during his senior year as his most memorable sports thrill. 

Personal: 
Born November 18, 1996 • son of John and Kathleen Tidd • has one younger brother, Jacob • majoring in mathematics-actuarial science. 

Top Times at Minnesota
Event Time Date
50 free 20.07 2/5/2016
100 free 44.67 2/24/2018
100 back 49.85 2/23/2018



MORE HEADLINES

Gophers Hold Annual End of Season Banquet

Gophers Hold Annual End of Season Banquet

4/16/2018 - M. Swimming

Minnesota celebrated the 2017-18 season at its annual banquet to recognize the team's accomplishments as well as individual award winners.

Gophers 2017-18 Season Rewind

Gophers 2017-18 Season Rewind

4/3/2018 - M. Swimming

2017-18 saw the team earn individual championship titles, impressive dual record, numerous individual top times and new school record times.

Gophers Finish 15th at NCAA Meet

Gophers Finish 15th at NCAA Meet

3/24/2018 - M. Swimming

The University of Minnesota earns their best finish at the NCAA meet since 2011.

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