Finnish Freestyler Julia Bruneau Adds to Virginia Tech’s Class of 2022

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Virginia Tech has added Finnish swimmer Julia Bruneau to the class of 2022.

She joins fellow international swimmer Loulou Vos who has also committed to head to Blacksburg in over a year.

Bruneau will matriculate in January 2019. She currently attends Lahden Lyseo, an athletic high school program, where she will take an extra six months of honors courses before graduating in December 2018.

Bruneau shared,

“I am very excited to announce my commitment to Virginia Tech, they offer a great education and excellent swimming program. I look forward to being a Hokie for the upcoming years and can’t wait to join the VT swimming family.”

Bruneau swims for Lahden Uimaseura (LaUS) where she has an impressive swimming resume at Nordic and National Championships. Competing with the Finnish National Senior Team in December, Bruneau finished third in the 50 and 100 freestyles at the short course meters Nordic Country Championships in Denmark.

Some of her best times are (SCM/converted to SCY):

  • 50 Free 25.23/ 22.98
  • 100 Free 55.62/ 50.01
  • 200 Free 2:05.65/ 1:53.39

Coming in this fall the Hokies have an already impressive and deep group that includes: Joelle VerebTatum HacklerMolly SheffieldHeather Sigmon, Nicole Papeand Emily Meilus.

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