#4 In SwimSwam’s Class of 2024 Levenia Sim Announces Commitment to Stanford

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Levenia Sim the #4 ranked recruit in the class of 2024 has announced her commitment to continue here academic and athletic careers at Stanford beginning in fall 2024.

“I am beyond excited to announce my verbal commitment to further my athletic and academic career at Stanford University!! A huge thank you to Jan and all of my teammates, educators, friends, and family who have helped me reach this dream. I can’t wait for these upcoming years on the farm! GO TREES❤️🌲”

Sim swims for TNT Swimming out of Spanish Fort, Alabama. This past spring, Sim won the 50 back (23.75) and 100 back (51.30) at NCSAs in Orlando. She also finished second in the 50 fly (23.56) and 100 fly (51.69), fourth in the 200 fly (1:56.79) and 200 back (1:55.41) as well as fifth in the 200 IM (1:58.45). Notably, her 50 back, 50 fly, 100 fly, and 200 IM times were lifetime bests.

Sim also has had success at the long course level. She defended her NCSA titles in the 50 and 100 back last summer, adding another win in the 100 fly as well.

Sim has represented the US already at the international level. In June 2022, she swam at Mel Zajac in Canada. There she most notably won the 100 back and was second in the 50 back.

Sim’s best SCY times are:

  • 100 back: 51.03
  • 100 fly: 51.69
  • 200 back: 1:53.53
  • 200 fly: 1:56.56
  • 200 IM: 1:58.45
  • 100 free: 49.26
  • 50 free: 23.20
  • 100 breast: 1:01.15

Sim is a huge pick-up for Stanford. Her 100 back time would have made the ‘A’ final at NCAAs this past season, and her best 100 fly time would have made the ‘B’ final. In addition, her 200 back time was just off of the invite time from this past season.

Sim’s arrival will come as Claire Curzan and Torri Huske return to NCAA competition as both have announced they will be taking an Olympic Redshirt during the 2023-2024 season. Notably, both swimmers were in the NCAA ‘A’ final of the 100 fly this past season and Curzan also made the ‘A’ final of the 100 back.

Stanford commits usually announce their verbal commitments later in the recruiting process due to admissions. Sim was one of four top 20 recruits left to have not announced their commitment yet for next fall. Sim is the first publicly announced commit for the class of 2024. The Stanford women won Pac-12s this past season and went on to finish third at NCAAs.

Levenia Sim‘s older sister Letitia Sim just finished her sophomore season at Michigan. Letitia Sim won the ‘B’ final of the 100 breaststroke at NCAAs this past season, scoring nine points. Letitia Sim was also the #4 ranked recruit in her class.

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7 months ago

I think we all saw this coming a mile away

7 months ago

People commenting how strong Stanford is academically (stating the obvious) have essentially conceded the fact that few swimmers truly develop there and mentioning the good academics rather than the swim program is just a coping mechanism.

Reply to  Andrew
7 months ago

True at this point they should just go to Arizona state

PAc Man
Reply to  Andrew
7 months ago

Because swimming and not a working career will pay the bills for the next 60 years.

NW Coach
7 months ago

Anyone that has ever set foot on the Farm understands the “why” behind these decisions. With a Stanford degree/connections you are basically set for life. Not sure why anyone would questioned that decision. Especially if you aren’t an Olympic medal contender–“It’s F—-ing Stanford”

Reply to  NW Coach
7 months ago

The way people fall for top school’s buisness models is hilarious. It’s rlly only like this if your going into computer science or investment banking which most people would not enjoy

7 months ago

Collegiate swimmers swimm for 3 maybe 4 years and then they quit the sport never to return again. Y’all keep staying pressed that they take the Stanford name and prestige over a career in a sport where nobody makes any money.

7 months ago

Any idea if she’s going to swim for Singapore?

Reply to  xxx
7 months ago

Her sister Letitia does, so I figure she will too

7 months ago

Ah yes, another cracked recruit that will plateau.

But at least she gets a gOoD eDuCaTiOn

7 months ago

I really don’t understand how Greg Meehan is still getting recruits after all the bad results coming out of Stanford (plus the best woman swimmer in the US leaving her “dream school” after a year)

Reply to  swimfan
7 months ago

It’s Stanford. School trumps fast swimming, or you leave.

Reply to  swimfan
7 months ago

A Stanford education would help you understand.

Honest Observer
7 months ago

Those stroke times imply she can go faster than 1:58 for the IM.

Reply to  Honest Observer
7 months ago

Not if GM will have anything to say about it! Lol

Reply to  CavaDore
7 months ago

Greg has run THE most successful program in the country since he set foot on the Stanford campus. Not even close.

Reply to  swimdad
7 months ago

I think your definition of success is wayyyy off

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Anya has been with SwimSwam since June 2021 as both a writer and social media coordinator. She was in attendance at the 2022 and 2023 Women's NCAA Championships writing and doing social media for SwimSwam. Currently, Anya is pursuing her B.A. in Economics and a minor in Government & Law at …

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