Local Swimmer Earns Two All-American Honors

Tristan Lin
Tristan Lin

The National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association recently released its list of All-American high school athletes and it included a San Marino High School graduate.
Tristan Lin made the list and recorded among the top 100 high school swimming times in two categories. The Titan received NISCA All-American honors in the 200-yard individual medley and 100-yard breaststroke.
“In his four years on the varsity team, Tristan was extremely dedicated and really determined,” said SMHS boys’ swimming coach Casey Holcomb. “I know that from freshman year, he had his sights on the school record for the breaststroke. He achieved that this year. He was strong in the IM and just missed the school record. He was able to get it in the 200 IM and 100 breaststroke, which shows you his mentality.”
Lin’s best time in the 200 IM was 1 minute, 48.72 seconds and posted a time of 55.14 seconds in the 100 breaststroke. He won the Rio Hondo League crowns in the 100 butterfly and breaststroke events and went on to win the CIF Southern Section Division 2 title in the 200 IM. Lin also qualified for CIF State and competed in the 200-yard medley relay along with Maxwell Lin, Kurtis Tsai and Kyle Wong.

San Marino standout Tristan Lin won the 100-yard butterfly and breaststroke events.
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Tristan Lin won two CIF Southern Section individual championships and traveled to Clovis to compete in the CIF State competition along with teammates Kurtis Tsai, Justin Chan, Maxwell Lin and Kyle Wong.

“He’s one of the top swimmers [in San Marino’s history],” Holcomb said. “He ranks within the top 10 in every event.”
Lin signed a national letter of intent to swim for Johns Hopkins University in the fall.
“I’m anxious to see where he falls,” Holcomb said. “I’m looking forward to seeing his career in college. I don’t think he’s made the Olympic cut for the Olympic trials, but it wouldn’t surprise me if he does do it this season.”

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