National Age Group Record Holder Meghan Lynch Verbally Commits to Stanford for 2021

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Photo Courtesy: Meghan Lynch - Greenwich Time

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NEW COMMIT: Greenwich, Conn. native Meghan Lynch has announced her verbal commitment to Stanford for the fall of 2021, as originally reported by David Fierro of Greenwich Time.

Lynch currently owns the National Age Group record in the 50 breast and the 100m breast for the 10&Under age group.

“It feels really good, it’s nice to have that closure — knowing where I’m going to be going next year,” Lynch told Greenwich Time. “I felt that Stanford was the best fit for me overall for academics and swimming.”

Photo Courtesy: Greenwich YWCA

Her best times include:

  • 200 IM – 1:59.04
  • 400 IM – 4:12.07
  • 50 free – 23.56
  • 100 free – 50.49
  • 200 free – 1:48.94
  • 500 free – 4:48.56
  • 200 back – 2:00.88
  • 100 breast – 1:02.28
  • 200 breast – 2:12.29

Lynch does her club swimming with Greenwich YWCA Dolphins – where she owns 110 team records – and has achieved multiple Junior National, U.S. Open, and Olympic Trials cuts.

Lynch, who owns 68 Connecticut LSC records, won four events at Connecticut LCM Seniors last summer before going on to final in the 200m breast at Phillips 66 Nationals. In 2018, she finaled in two events at Nationals and won the 200m breast and 200m IM at NCSAs.

“I went on official visits to five schools,” Lynch told Greenwich Time. “I can honestly say I loved every one of my visits. The coaches, campuses and swimmers were great on every visit and I could see myself at any of them, but Stanford stood out in so many ways.”

A rising senior at Greenwich High School, Lynch is the Connecticut state record-holder in the 200 IM. She won the 200 IM and was the 100 breast runner-up as a junior.  The NISCA and USA Swimming Scholastic All-American also won the 100 breast and 200 IM during both her freshman and sophomore seasons.

When she arrives on The Farm at the start of the 2021-22 season, Lynch will be joining a program that knows how to produce great breaststroke and IM talent. Under head coach Greg Meehan, the Cardinal are coming off their fourth-straight Pac-12 title and are the three-time defending National Champions.

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14 comments

  1. John Linsenmeyer

    Did she verbally commit or orally commit? Orally [=word of mouth], verbally [using words, as opposed to nods, gestures etc.]. Why has our semi-literate generation (and I mean the magazine, not the talented Ms LYnch) lost this useful distinction?

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      Craig Lord - Swimming World Editor-in-Chief

      John, I would imagine its because institutions such as the NCAA call it a ‘verbal commitment’ and the reporter is using the official language of U.S. college sport … http://www.ncaa.org/student-athletes/future/recruiting … Chandler is not semi-literate, nor is our magazine. I would take your complaint up with the NCAA, whether orally, verbally or in writing.

  2. Eva Applebee

    Melinda Scearse- tell Andrew to go to a swim meet!

  3. avatar
    Karen Tiernan

    Congratulation to Meghan!! Just Awesome.

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