#11 Simon Lins, Top 50-Freestyler in Class of 2023, Verbals to UVA

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Simon Lins from Piedmont, California has made a verbal commitment to the University of Virginia’s class of 2027.

“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⚔️”

Lins is ranked #11 on our Way Too Early list of top-20 recruits from the high school class of 2023. He is a junior at Piedmont High School and does his year-round swimming with Piedmont Swim Team. He had a breakout meet in March at St. George Sectionals, where he went from 21.0 to 20.1 in the 50 free to log the fastest time in the high school class of 2023. He placed third in the 50 free and eighth in the 100 fly, and left Utah with new times in the 50 free, 100 free, 200 free, 100 back (50.68), and 200 back (1:56.48).

In long course season, Lins had a strong showing at the California-Nevada Summer Sectional Meet in Roseville. There, he came in third in the 50 free, fifth in the 100 free, and 12th in the 100 fly, updating his LCM times in the 50 free (23.44), 100 free (51.61), 200 free (1:55.92), 100 back (1:00.98), 100 fly (56.20), and 200 IM (2:14.65).

Best Times:

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

Virginia has also had verbal commitment to the class of 2027 from #12 Hayden Bellotti, “Honorable Mention” Bobby Dinunzio, and “Best of the Rest” nominees Noah Dyer and Zachary Larrick.

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