Columbia Lions Pick Up Memphis Backstroker Lynley Matthews

Lynley Matthews of Memphis, Tennessee, will join the Columbia University squad beginning with the 2015-16 season. Matthews is a senior at Saint Mary’s Episcopal School and swims for Memphis Thunder Aquatic Club as well. At the 2015 Tennessee High School Swimming and Diving Championships, Matthews finished fourth (57.44) in a very tight 100 back final. She led off the Saint Mary’s second-place-finishing 200 medley relay (27.29) and was on their fifth-place 400 free relay (55.43). Matthews also competed in the 50 free.

Matthews’ top times over the last two seasons include:

200y back – 2:04.44
100y back – 57.44
50y back – 27.49
50y free – 25.34

Matthews will join a Columbia class of 2019 that also includes Aileen Lee, Mary Ashby, Maureen Rakovec, and Miriyam Ghali.


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About Anne Lepesant

Anne Lepesant

Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom swim/swam in college. With an undergraduate degree from Princeton (where she was an all-Ivy tennis player) and an MBA from INSEAD, she worked for many years in the financial industry, both in France and the U.S. Anne is currently …

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