Ananda Lim of Marietta, Georgia committed to the University of Georgia’s class of 2022 last April but didn’t plan to join the Bulldogs until mid-season in his freshman year, or January of 2019. A graduate of Sprayberry High School, Lim is a 3-time individual GHSA 6-7A state champion. He won the 100 free (44.66) and was runner-up in the 200 free (1:37.25) as a junior, then claimed both state titles in his senior season going 45.02 and 1:37.12, respectively. Lim was named the 2017-18 Marietta Daily Journal/Cobb County Boys Swimmer of the Year.
Lim swims year-round for the Marietta Marlins, where his father Yit Aun Lim is the long-time head coach. Internationally, Lim represents the Malaysian Swimming Federation, which is where he is currently training.
This summer, Lim competed at Speedo Junior Nationals in the 100/200 free, 100/200 fly, and 200 IM. He was a finalist in the 200 free and earned a PB in the 200 fly (2:05.72). A week earlier at the Georgia LSC Long Course State Championships, he improved his lifetime bests in the 50 free (24.29) and 200 free (1:52.60).
Top SCY times:
- 200 free – 1:37.12
- 100 free – 44.66
- 50 free – 20.88
- 400 IM – 3:59.70
- 200 IM – 1:50.19
- 100 back – 50.11
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