Breaststroker Alina Jones Lends Verbal to Vanderbilt

Alina Jones Vanderbilt
Photo Courtesy: Alina Jones

NEW COMMIT: Talented breaststroker Alina Jones of Fairfax, Va. has declared her verbal intention to swim for Vanderbilt beginning in the fall of 2019.

Jones does her club swimming with Nation’s Capital and has achieved the Junior National standard in both breaststroke distances. She raced four events at NCSAs this summer after recording a pair of lifetime bests at the spring championships. She is a five-time Virginia 6A State Championship finalist for WT Woodson; Jones finished seventh in the 100 breast as a freshman and fifth during her sophomore season.

She told Swimming World:

“I am incredibly excited to announce my commitment to further my academic and athletic career at Vanderbilt University! The amazing coaching staff and team made me feel so welcome and at home when I stepped on campus. Vanderbilt has the perfect balance between SEC athletics and a prestigious academic program in which student athletes can succeed in and out of the pool. Huge thank you to my family, teammates, friends and coaches for all the support! Anchor Down!”

Her best times include:

  • 100 breast – 1:03.82
  • 200 breast – 2:18.13
  • 200 IM – 2:08.03

When Jones arrives on campus as a member of the class of 2023, she’ll have two seasons of overlap with top returning breaststrokers Hannah Hunt and Lindsey Gordon. 

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      Alina Jones

      Thank you!!!

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      Alina Jones

      Thank you, Coach Brian!