Brown University Receives Verbal From Freestyler Tyler Lu

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Photo Courtesy: Tyler Lu

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NEW COMMIT: Pleasanton, Calif. native Tyler Lu will make the move to the East Coast next fall after verbally committing to Brown University.

Lu swims year-round with Pleasanton Seahawks and most recently competed in four events at the FINA Swimming World Cup in Budapest. A five-time Junior National qualifier, Lu placed 19th in the 400m free at Juniors this summer after winning the 200m and 800m free at Far Westerns. He recorded a lifetime best at Juniors West last winter and won a pair of events at Far Westerns in April.

Also competing for Quarry Lane School, Lu is a four-time CIF State Championship finalist. The NISCA and USA Swimming Scholastic All-American finished sixth in the 200 free and seventh in the 500 free as a junior after placing 12th and eighth, respectively, in those events during his sophomore campaign.

Regarding his commitment, he said:

“I am extremely excited to announce my verbal commitment to Brown! Brown offers the perfect combination of a world class education and amazing athletic program. I instantly connected with the team and feel that Brown is the perfect place for me. Go Bruno!!!”

His best times include:

  • 50 free – 21.39
  • 100 free – 45.98
  • 200 free – 1:38.00
  • 500 free – 4:26.02
  • 1000 free – 9:34.36

When Lu arrives in Providence next fall, he’ll join a sprint group that includes Cody Cline and Alex Smilenov and a mid-distance squad led by Michael Lincoln and Riley Pestorius. He will also join Jack Warden as a member of the class of 2023.

*IVY LEAGUE DISCLAIMER:* A “verbal commitment” does not guarantee admission. An Ivy League coach cannot guarantee admission but can only commit support in the admissions process.

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  1. Tracy G Lu

    My baby❤️

  2. Karl Eckel

    So proud!

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    Steve Lau

    Fantastic! Congratulations, Tyler!