Butterflyer Cristian Twyman Verbally Commits to Providence College

Photo Courtesy: Cristian Twyman

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NEW COMMIT: Providence College has picked up a new verbal commitment for Fall 2019 from butterfly specialist Cristian Twyman.

A native of Lafayette, Calif., Twyman swims year-round for Orinda Aquatics and finished seventh in the 200m fly at Far Westerns over the summer. He raced both fly distances at Carlsbad Speedo Sectionals in March and was a six-time finalist at the Allington Memorial Meet. Also competing for Campolindo High School, Twyman raced the 500 free at CIF-North Sections as a sophomore.

He told Swimming World:

“I’m stoked to announce my verbal commitment to Providence College! Thank you to my family and the coaches at Orinda Aquatics for making this possible and for supporting me every step of the way! I am excited to be a part of the Friar family and to swim for Coaches O’Neill and Howe! Go Friars!!”

His best times include:

  • 100 fly – 53.21
  • 200 fly – 1:56.92
  • 400 IM – 4:21.87

Although he sits just outside of scoring range at the 2018 Big East Championships, he’ll add valuable depth to the Friars’ fly group that includes Andrew Ferrell and Sebastian Melendez. 

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Author: Chandler Brandes

Chandler Brandes is a senior at the University of Vermont where she is majoring in Public Communication and double minoring in Coaching and Sports Management. She is a former swimmer for the Catamounts and this is her fourth year on board with Swimming World.

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