Mike Tschirret
Mike Tschirret
Full Name:  Michel Philip Tschirret
   School:  Waite High School in Toledo, Ohio


FSU Career
Swimming & Diving
Year  Pos     Hgt  Wgt  Cl  Ltr  Hometown
53-54 FS      5-11 160  Fr   *   Toledo, OH                      
54-55 FS-FL   5-11 160  So   *   Toledo, OH                      
55-56 FS-FL   5-11 165  Jr   *   Toledo, OH                      
56-57 FS-FL   5-11 165  Sr   *   Toledo, OH                      


Awards
Elected into the FSU Hall of Fame in 1998
Mike Tschirret carved his name into the Florida State record books with a remarkable career as a swimmer from 1954-57. Over that four year span, Tschirret posted a 41-4 record that led the Seminoles to two undefeated seasons.

Tschirret grew up in Toledo, Ohio and was recruited by Florida State by legendary coach Bim Stults, who used his roots in nearby Fremont, Ohio, to pry Tschirret away from Ohio State and Columbia. The decision proved to be a great one for both FSU and its new star swimmer as Tschirret would set new school records in the 400 freestyle, 100 and 200 butterfly, 400 medley relay and 400 freestyle relay over his career. He qualified for the 1956 Olympic Trials finishing seventh in the 100 meter freestyle. As a senior in 1957, Tschirret was selected team captain, was named FSU Most Outstanding Athlete in swimming and earned All-America honors with a top five finish at the national championship.

After a tremendous career at Florida State, Tschirret moved into coaching with stints at Leon, Fort Lauderdale and Stranahan high schools. Over 13 years as a coach, he compiled a 263-27 dual meet record with 15 district championships. He led two teams to state championships and his 1965 Fort Lauderdale boys team was voted the mythical national champions. He was voted Florida Coach of the Year in 1965 and 1969, and national Coach of the Year in 1965.

Once his coaching career was finished Tschirret moved into school administration and later would head the Tallahassee Sports Authority. He remains an accomplished U.S. Master's swimmer, winning the 200 meter butterfly in 1997.



FSU Statistics
Swimming & Diving
   Date    Opponent/Meet                  Event                         Place  Results Points
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            1954 Season
01/14/1954 GEORGIA                        440-Yard Freestyle              1    5:25.5    5.00
01/14/1954 GEORGIA                        220-Yard Freestyle              3              1.00
02/02/1954 TEXAS A&M                      220-Yard Freestyle              1    2:23.7    5.00
02/19/1954 GEORGIA TECH                   220-Yard Freestyle              1    2:21.7    5.00
02/20/1954 NORTHEAST LOUSISIANA           440-Yard Freestyle              1              5.00
03/03/1954 KENTUCKY                       50-Yard Freestyle               3              1.00
            1955 Season
01/13/1955 GEORGIA                        200-Yard Freestyle              1    2:03.2    5.00
01/31/1955 SOUTHERN METHODIST             220-Yard Freestyle              3              1.00
01/31/1955 SOUTHERN METHODIST             440-Yard Freestyle              2              3.00
02/01/1955 TEXAS A&M                      220-Yard Freestyle              3              1.00
02/01/1955 TEXAS A&M                      440-Yard Freestyle              2              3.00
02/10/1955 GEORGIA TECH                   150-Yard Individual Medley      1    1:39.7    5.00
02/12/1955 SOUTHERN INTERCOLLEGIATE       1650-Yard Freestyle             3              4.00
02/12/1955 SOUTHERN INTERCOLLEGIATE       150-Yard Individual Medley      4              3.00
02/12/1955 SOUTHERN INTERCOLLEGIATE       440-Yard Freestyle              5              2.00
02/19/1955 GEORGIA                        200-Yard Freestyle              1    2:20.9    5.00
            1956 Season
01/11/1956 GEORGIA                        440-Yard Freestyle              1              5.00
01/27/1956 SOUTHERN METHODIST             220-Yard Freestyle              2              3.00
01/27/1956 SOUTHERN METHODIST             440-Yard Freestyle              3              1.00
02/11/1956 GEORGIA TECH                   440-Yard Freestyle              1    5:17.6    5.00
02/17/1956 FLORIDA                        100-Yard Freestyle              2              3.00
02/21/1956 MIAMI                          100-Yard Freestyle              1      54.5    5.00
02/23/1956 GEORGIA                        100-Yard Freestyle              3              1.00
03/17/1956 FLORIDA AAU                    100-Yard Freestyle              5T             1.50
03/17/1956 FLORIDA AAU                    220-Yard Freestyle              5              2.00
            1957 Season
01/10/1957 GEORGIA                        200-Yard Butterfly              1    2:46.0    5.00
01/19/1957 GEORGIA TECH                   200-Yard Butterfly              3              1.00
02/08/1957 SOUTHERN METHODIST             200-Yard Butterfly              3              1.00
02/19/1957 FLORIDA                        200-Yard Butterfly              3              1.00
02/22/1957 GEORGIA                        200-Yard Butterfly              1    2:36.0    5.00
02/23/1957 GEORGIA AAU                    200-Yard Butterfly              2              4.00
03/09/1957 FLORIDA                        200-Yard Butterfly              3              1.00
03/16/1957 FLORIDA AAU                    100-Yard Butterfly              4              2.00