Yale Receives Commitment from New Jersey Breaststroker Jacob Limaldi

Toms River, New Jersery’s Jacob Limaldi has made a commitment to join the Yale University class of 2019.*

“From the moment I first stepped foot on campus for my recruiting trip, I knew that Yale was the place for me. As a student-athlete, the opportunity to learn at a world class institution and compete as a part of an upcoming swimming powerhouse is something that not many people get to experience, making my decision to attend Yale an easy one.”

Limaldi swims for Ocean County YMCA in Toms River, New Jersey, and attends Toms River South High School. At the 2014 NJSIAA High School Meet of Champions, Limaldi placed second in the 100 breast and tenth in the 200 IM. A month later he finished fourth in the 200y breast, tenth in the 100y breast, and competed in the 200y and 400y IMs at the 2014 YMCA National Short Course Championships. His best times are:

200y breast: 1:59.62 200m breast: 2:19.31
100y breast: 56.27 100m breast: 1:04.78
200y IM: 1:54.45 200m IM: 2:12.15
400y IM: 4:05.36 400m IM: 4:49.90

Limaldi had a very good long course season last summer. He improved his 200m breast by 4.4 seconds and his 100 by 1.3. He competed at Phillips 66 Nationals and made the “C” final of the 50m breast. At the YMCA National Long Course Championships, Limaldi was second in the 200m breast, sixth in both the 100m and 50m breast and qualified for finals in the 200m IM.

Limaldi’s arrival in New Haven will be a changing of the breaststroke guards, as the Bulldogs will have just graduated Andrew Heymann and Ronald Tsui, their top-scoring breaststrokers. Limaldi’s best 200 breast time would have made the A-final at 2014 Ivy League Championships; his 100 would have scored in the C-final. Limaldi joins fellow 2019 commits:


*DISCLAIMER: Limaldi has not yet been officially accepted to Yale. As is true with all Ivy League schools, Yale’s Admission Office will not send its acceptance letter until the beginning of December, along with those of all Early Action candidates. The procedure for a recruited athlete like Limaldi is for Admissions to review his transcript and SAT scores, “support (his) application for admissions in the fall,” issue a Likely Letter, then offer him acceptance into the class of 2019.


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carol santosuosso
8 years ago

Congratulations Jacob. So proud of you and very excited!

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