Trinidad and Tobago National Teamer Delroy Tyrrell Commits to Lindsey Wilson

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Delroy Tyrrell from Trincity, Trinidad has announced his commitment to Lindsey Wilson College for the 2021-22 school year and beyond.

“I chose Lindsey Wilson because of the incredible family atmosphere! And very amazing staff members and of course swim team!”

Tyrrell is a backstroker who has represented Trinidad and Tobago internationally at the Carifta Swimming Championships (2017, 2019) and the CCCAN Swimming Championships (2017).

Outside of the pool, Tyrrell plays chess professionally and does debating and public speaking. He speaks three languages (and is currently learning two more) and provides translating services in his country. Academically, Tyrrell is an aspiring virologist.

Lindsey Wilson recently placed second at the Mid-South Conference Championships. Tyrrell’s best converted times would have scored for the Blue Raiders in the A finals of the 100 back and 200 back. The NAIA National Championships were canceled this year due to COVID-19.

Best SCM times (converted to SCY):

  • 50 Back: 26.96 (24.28)
  • 100 Back: 58.98 (53.13)
  • 200 Back: 2:09.98 (1:57.09)

Best LCM times (converted to SCY):

  • 50 Back: 28.40 (25.04)
  • 100 Back: 1:02.72 (55.42)
  • 200 Back: 2:15.33 (1:59.75)

“It is with great pleasure that I give my official commitment to Lindsey Wilson College. All glory to God first and foremost. To describe the journey to this point as rough would be an understatement. Only my close friends would know how long I spoke about going to college and continuing swimming. For years I sat and listened to the closest people to me tell me I’ll never go and I should just do what everyone else is doing and stop or just stop swimming altogether. For a while I actually considered stopping and just thinking that it was all pointless. I thought that I had failed for yearsssss because I couldn’t get this one simple dream. I stand here 5 long years later to tell you all that I told you I would do it. Going from being in an immensely dark place to now being able to say that I am a recipient of LWC’s full tuition Wesley Scholarship award, being the first international student to receive this award, and being the first athlete to be awarded this award. I can confidently tell you, if you want something and you want it that badly. I don’t care how long it takes. Go get your dreams. I can’t wait to be a part of the Blue Raiders family. God bless you all, keep working hard. If you want to hear my full story feel free to message me. Thanks again to God and here I come LWC!! 💙💙💙 #GoRaiders #LWCisfamily”

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2 years ago

Keep it up! You inspire many

Fresh Cuts
2 years ago

This guy is dope, I wish he was on my college team!

Jonathan Zuchowski
2 years ago

Congrats – very inspiring. Good luck🙏

Sid Frisco
2 years ago

Good luck! Stay inspired!

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