World Junior Relay Record Holder Amy Tang Verbally Commits to Stanford

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Photo Courtesy: Amy Tang via CollegeSwimming

NEW COMMIT: Stanford University has landed another big recruit for the 2021-22 season, this time from Bellevue, Wash. native and U.S. National Junior Team member Amy Tang.

She will join Anna Shaw, Samantha Tadder, Torri Huske and Meghan Lynch, as well as diver Lauren Burch, as a member of the Cardinal’s class of 2025.

At the 7th FINA World Junior Championships last summer in Budapest, Tang swam the third leg on the winning mixed 4x100m free relay along with Luca Urlando, Adam Chaney, and Gretchen Walsh. She split a 54.18 as the quartet broke the world junior record with a time of 3:25.92.

Regarding her commitment, she said:

“I am so excited to announce my verbal commitment to swim and study at Stanford University! It has been my dream ever since I was twelve, and I am so thrilled to join such a stellar group of swimmers. I would like to thank my family, my coach Kyle Johnson, and my teammates for all their support. Go Card!”

At Juniors West in December, Tang won the 50/100 free combo and was the runner-up in the 100 back. Her 48.11 she posted in the 100 free currently ranks fifth all-time in 15-16 age group history. She does her club swimming with the Pacific Dragons Swim Team.

In SCY, her best times include:


Amy Tang (right) with the gold medal winning 4×100 mixed free relay team. Photo Courtesy: FINA / Budapest 2019

  • 50 free – 22.06
  • 100 free – 48.11
  • 200 free – 1:46.64
  • 50 back – 24.61
  • 100 back – 52.17
  • 200 back – 1:57.82
  • 100 fly – 52.95
  • 200 IM – 2:00.69

In LCM, her best times include:

  • 50m free – 25.66 (Olympic Trials cut)
  • 100m free – 54.71 (Olympic Trials cut)
  • 200m free – 2:03.08
  • 100m back – 1:01.84 (Olympic Trials cut)
  • 200m back – 2:17.74
  • 100m fly – 1:00.53 (Olympic Trials cut)
  • 200m IM – 2:18.12

Amy Tang is a rising senior at Lakeside High School where she won the 100 free and 200 free at the Washington 3A State Championships during her freshman season. She has also earned NISCA and USA Swimming Scholastic All-American honors twice in her career thus far.

Tang will make an immediate impact both individually and on relays when she arrives on The Farm in the fall of 2021 as she is already at the NCAA qualifying level in several events. Her best 100 free time would’ve clinched a third-place finish at the 2020 Pac-12 Championships while both her 50 free and 100 back would’ve placed fourth.

Under head coach Greg Meehan, Stanford is coming off its fourth-straight Pac-12 title and the team is the three-time defending National Champion.

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