WV Flyer Tim Stollings Makes Verbal Commitment to Findlay

Prichard, West Virginia’s Tim Stollings has verbally committed to The University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio. Stollings is a West Virginia LSC Athlete Representative to USA Swimming. He will join Findlay’s class of 2023 next fall.

“I’m super excited to announce my verbal commitment to the University of Findlay.  Thank you to my family, friends, and coaches who have helped me get to where I am today.  Super pumped to tackle the future with UF Swim & Dive!!”

Stollings is homeschooled and starting his senior year. He swims year-round for Tri-County YMCA Wild Waves out of Scott Depot, WV, meaning he commutes over 100 miles round trip to swim practice each day. It’s no wonder, then that he’s “look[ing] forward to living in the dorms and being close to the pool” at Findlay next year.

At the 2018 YMCA Short Course National Championships in April, Stollings placed 6th in the 100 fly with a lifetime-best 49.69. He also earned PBs in the 50 free and 100 back at that meet. A month prior he had won the 50 free, 100 back, and 100/200 fly and come in 3rd in the 100 breast at the West Virginia LSC Short Course Championships. At this summer’s long course version of the state meet he won the 50 free, 100 back, 100 breast, 100/200 fly, and 200/400 IM and was runner-up in the 100/200 free.

Top SCY times:

  • 100 fly – 49.69
  • 100 back – 51.39
  • 50 free – 21.40
  • 100 breast – 1:00.20

Findlay won the 2018 Great Midwest & Mountain East Conference Championships. Stollings would have been an A-finalist in the 100 fly, 100 back, 100 breast, and 50 free.

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2 years ago

A 100 mile daily commute?? That’s absolutely insane to me

Reply to  PVSFree
2 years ago

100 miles in West Virginia probably only takes as long as 25 or 30 miles in Houston or LA…

Reply to  Braden Keith
2 years ago

You’re spending a ton of money on gas if you’re commuting 100 miles a day in WV/ NE Kentucky. It’s comparable in terms of time to commutes to work in big cities but it costs far more to drive continuously at 65 mph than to drive continuously at 20 mph or to take public transit. A lot of people in the region don’t have the money to make commuting 100 miles per day feasible, it’s far from an ordinary thing here

Reply to  PVSFree
2 years ago

I’m from the area and sadly due to the lack of competent programs/coaches many athletes in southern WV and NE KY are put in his situation. Growing up there were always 2 or 3 kids on my club team that drove 45+ minutes each way to practice. I used to be on the team he’s on now, in the summers he would’ve had to commute ~150 miles daily because there are so few long course pools around

Sun Devil Swim Fan
2 years ago

Kudos to him & his family.That is true dedication to the sport!

Rosalie Lusher
Reply to  Sun Devil Swim Fan
2 years ago

My neighbors……and they are DEF dedicated to their children’s education and goals! Tim is an awesome young man! Any college would be proud to have him!

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