Caltech Adds Taipei’s Jason Lin for Fall 2021

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Jason Lin of Taipei has committed to Caltech for this coming season, joining their class of 2025. Lin currently attends Taipei American School.


  • 50 breast – 29.89 / 25.88
  • 100 breast – 1:05.82 / 56.93
  • 200 breast – 2:22.32 / 2:03.40

Lin is a strong breaststroker who should have an immediate impact on Caltech’s roster, and his speed in the 50m breast will be especially strong on their 200 medley relay. In short course meters, he’s been 1:01.96 and 2:15.44, respectively, which roughly convert to 55.81 and 2:02.01.

At the 2020 International Association of Southeast Schools (IASAS) Championships, Lin set IASAS records in the 100 SCM breast (1:03.04) and 200 SCM breast (2:16.98).

During the 2019-20 season, Lin would’ve been the top 200 breaststroker on the Caltech roster by over five seconds. He would’ve also been the only Beaver under 58 in the 100 breast. He would’ve finished second in the 200 breast and fourth in the 100 breast at the 2020 SCIAC Championships with his SCM conversions, where Caltech placed sixth out of nine teams.

Lin joins Jake Goldman in Caltech’s incoming class.

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1 month ago

What are the SCM conversions? Probably a more accurate representation.

1 month ago

Wow, Caltech is on the rise.

1 month ago

Caltech has been on a solidly upward trajectory for the past 6-ish years, but the recent spate of 5 recruits on collegeswimming spell out a totally new era for the team:
1) Jason Lin, the star of this article (100breast SCM converts to 55.81 SCY)
2) Max Oberg (20.97 / 45.71 / 1:39.57 / 4:32.75 / 15:34.68 free)
3) Pierre Zeineddin (50.13 / 1:47.79* fly, 1:54.06 / 4:10.17 IM)
4) Jake Goldberg (52.60 / 1:54.04 back, 50.55 / 1:50.88 fly, 1:54.31 / 4:02.65 IM)
5) Rohan Kolhe (1:44.96 / 4:43.71 / 16:31.28 free)

For context, That 2fly from Zeineddin clips their team record and is an NCAA A-final time. Loads of other NCAA B-cuts in… Read more »

About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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