Sprint Freestyler Simon Lins Verbally Commits to Virginia for 2023

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NEW COMMIT: The University of Virginia has landed a verbal commitment for the fall of 2023 from the fastest 50 freestyler in the class: U.S. Open qualifier Simon Lins of Piedmont, California.

Regarding his commitment, he said:

“I am humbled to announce my verbal commitment to swim and study at University of Virginia. I want to thank my parents, coaches, and God for helping me get this far. I know I’ll be in good hands and I’m extremely excited for what the future holds. GO HOOS⚔️”

A true sprinter, Lins trains year-round with Piedmont Swim Team and earned bronze in the 50m free at the California-Nevada Summer Sectional Meet where he also placed fifth in the 100m free. He was also the runner-up in the 50m free at the TYR 18&U Spring Cup in Irvine after claiming the bronze medal in the 50 free at St. George Sectionals in March.

His best times include:

  • 50 free – 20.11
  • 100 free – 44.85
  • 100 fly – 48.99
  • 200 free – 1:40.65

He is currently a junior at Piedmont High School.

Lins will add valuable depth both individually and on relays when he arrives in Charlottesville at the start of the 2023-24 season. He’ll overlap for one year with now-sophomore Matt Brownstead, the 2021 ACC champion in the 50 and 100 free.

If you have a commitment to share, please send a photo and quote via email to hs@swimmingworld.com.

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