Romanian National Age Group Record Holder Patrick Dinu Verbals to Princeton

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Romanian National Age Group Record Holder Patrick Dinu Verbals to Princeton

NEW COMMIT: Princeton University has snagged a new verbal commitment for the 2024-25 season from Patrick Dinu of Constanța, Romania.

Regarding his commitment, he said:

“I am thrilled to announce my commitment to the application process at Princeton University. I want to first and foremost thank my family, my parents and my grandparents for all of the support offered throughout my swimming career up until this point. I want to thank my coach for all the hard practices we have been through and all of the fun ones. I am truly grateful for the opportunity that coach Matt and coach Abby gave me. GO TIGERS!”

Dinu does his club swimming with CSM Constanța and recently competed at the Romanian National Championships last month where he earned bronze in the 50m free, 100m free and 50m breast. He also won gold in two relays.

He owns Romanian National Age Group records in: 15-year-old 50m breast, 16-year-old 50m breast, 16-year-old 50m breast, 100m IM, 17-year-old 50m back, 100m back, 50m breast, 100m IM and 18-year-old 50m breast. He also owns the senior national record in the 4x200m free relay and mixed 4x100m free relay.

In LCM, his best times include:

  • 50m free – 23.19
  • 100m free – 50.05
  • 50m breast – 28.71
  • 50m back – 26.17
  • 100m back – 57.35

In SCY, those times convert to:

  • 50 free – 20.17
  • 100 free – 43.64
  • 50 breast – 24.96
  • 50 back – 23.03
  • 100 back – 50.49

His best times, converted to yard, would’ve scored in the B-final of the 50 free, 100 free and 100 back at the 2023 Ivy League Championships.

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