Junior National Qualifier Neirton Oliveira Commits to D3 Linfield College

Neirton Oliveira has committed to swim for Linfield College starting in the fall of 2015. Oliveira is a native of Brazil and participated in the 2013 Summer Junior Nationals and the 2014 Winter Junior Nationals swimming for the McMinnville Swim Club. Primarily a sprint free and fly specialist, Oliveira improved significantly in the breast and back this season.

50 free 21.08 24.26
100 free 46.72 53.83
100 fly 50.14 56.91
200 fly 1:54.74 2:15.99
200 IM 1:57.50 2:14.85


Linfield is a Division III program that competes in the Northwest Conference. A year ago, with barely 10 men on the roster, the Wildcats finished eighth out of eight teams at NWC Championships. This year they will be fighting for top-3. The women are moving their way up, as well.

The Wildcats’ program is in its second year under the new coaching staff led by head coach Kyle Kimball. With a 2015 recruiting class of nearly 20 swimmers, Linfield is positioned to become one of the top destinations for high-level swimmers in the Northwest. Coach Kimball is thrilled with the upcoming class of 2019: “Our goal is to become the top destination on the west coast for student-athletes interested in swimming at a Division III institution. The incoming class will definitely help boost our program to a higher level. I am super excited for the upcoming season!”

Leave a Reply

1 Comment threads
0 Thread replies
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
1 Comment authors
newest oldest most voted
Joe Wilkins

Welcome to Linfield. Keep up the good work Kyle. We are looking forward to watching Linfield swimming dominate the conference once again.

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 …

Read More »