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Tia Lindsay, a senior at Sunset High School and a swimmer at Tualatin Hills Swim Club in Beaverton, Oregon, has verbally committed to swim at the University of Arizona. A backstroker and IMer, Lindsay is within a second and a half of an NCAA ‘B’ cut in four events, including being .24 seconds off the cut for the 200-yard freestyle.
At the 2019 USA Swimming Futures Championships in Mount Hood in August, Lindsay took 7th place in the 200 LCM backstroke (2:20.34), 9th in the 100 LCM back (1:04.64), and 11th in the 200 LCM freestyle (2:06.16). She was also the 2019 Oregon 6A High School State Champion in the 200 yard IM (2:00.80) and 100-yard backstroke (54.98).
Top Times in Yards:
- 100 back – 54.98
- 200 back – 1:58.32
- 200 free – 1:47.36
- 200 IM – 2:00.80
Lindsay’s times are already fast enough to score points at the conference level; her best times in the 100 and 200-yard backstrokes would have qualified her 24th and 18th at the 2019 Pac 12 Championship meet respectively. She will join a pair of butterfliers in Maddy Burt and Julia Heimstead as the first confirmed members of the Wildcats’ class of 2024.
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