Mason Manta Rays’ Lonnie Chien Commits to Swarthmore’s Class of 2023

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Lonnie Chien from Mason, Ohio will swim for Swarthmore College in 2019-20. Chien specialized in fly and IM at Mason High School and was a member of the third-place 200 free relay at 2019 OHSAA Division I Boys’ State Swimming and Diving Championships, splitting 21.63 on the second leg. In club swimming, where he represents Mason Manta Rays, Chien kicked off this summer’s long-course season with PBs in the 50m free (26.64) and 200 IM (2:25.30) in May. During his senior year in high school he improved his lifetime bests in the 50/100 free, 50 back, 50/100/200 fly, 50/100/200 breast, and 200 IM.

Best SCY Times:

  • 200 IM – 1:56.40
  • 200 fly – 1:55.69
  • 100 fly – 52.06
  • 50 fly – 23.71
  • 100 free – 48.02
  • 50 free – 21.97

Chien will join the Centennial Conference champions in the fall and immediately add punch to butterfly group. He would have been the #2 200-flyer on the team last year and would have ranked in the top-5 of the 50 free, 100 fly and 200 IM. He will have three years of overlap with Jeremy Rockaway and Tom Ward whom he would have joined in the A-final of the 200 fly at 2019 conference championships.

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Mark Rauterkus
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