Tim Wynter of Jamaica Joins USC

Photo courtesy: Tim Wynter

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Tim Wynter of the Jamaican National Team has committed to join the USC Trojans this fall.

Wynter is one of Jamaica’s most heralded young swimmers. He holds six national records and 21 Jamaican National Age Group Records. He was a semi-finalist at the 2013 FINA World Junior Swimming Championship in the 50-mter back. In addition, he’s competed at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, 2014 Youth Olympic Games, 2012 FINA World Short Course Championship, and 2010 CAC Games.

His experience in big meets should prepare him well for the swimming gauntlet of the Pac-12 Conference. In high school, at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, he earned 12 NISCA All-American honors and notched four school records. Currently, he trains with South Florida Aquatic Club under Coach Chris Anderson.

Wynter joins the Trojans primarily as a backstroke specialist. His 50-yard back time is a blistering 22.75, while his 100-yard back stands at 48.73. In the 200-yard back, he swims a 1:46.70. His 200 back time would have been the fourth fastest time at USC last season. His 100-yard back time is just outside the Trojans’ top five. Wynter also provides a 45.32 100-yard free and 49.68 100-yard fly.

His long course times stand at 26.71 in the 50-meter back, 57.31 in the 100-meter back, and 52.49 in 100-meter free. His knack for backstroke speed should help a deep Trojans squad.

USC edged Stanford by nine points to win the Pac-12 Championship this past season.