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Darren Lim
Darren Lim
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Darren Lim

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Height 5-9
Major Mechanical Engineering
Hometown Singapore
Last School Plymouth College (U.K.)
Year Junior
Darren Lim

Biography

2018-19 ACC Academic Honor Roll

2019-20 (Sophomore): One of the Jackets’ top freestyle swimmers who competed individually in the 50 and 100 free and 100 fly … Also competed in the 200 and 400 free relays and 200 and 400 medley relays … Member of the 400 free relay group that finished in 2:54.76, which is tied for sixth in program history, as well as the ones that finished in 2:55.06 at the ACC Championships, which ranks 10th in program history … Swam the fastest 100 free time, touching the wall in 43.82, at the ACC Championships … Earned a 100 fly PR at the Georgia Tech Invite, finishing in 47.88 … Also swam his fastest 50 free of the season at the GT Invite (20.46) … Took gold in the 50 free (21.13) and 100 free (44.77) against Georgia Southern, SCAD … Won silver in the 100 free against Tennessee (44.54) and South Carolina (45.62) and in the 50 free against Auburn (20.66) … Finished third in the 100 fly against Georgia Southern, SCAD (50.15) and 100 free against Auburn (45.18) … Earned top-5 finishes in the 50 free against Tennessee (20.61) and South Carolina (20.99).

2018-19 (Freshman): Competed in the 50 free, 100 free, 50 fly and 100 fly … Also competed in multiple relay teams … Recorded two NCAA B qualifying times … Set a school record and recorded a B qualifying time of 3:06.87 in the 400 medley relay at the Georgia Tech Invitational … Also recorded a B qualifying time in the 100 free (43.71) at the Georgia Tech Invitational … Was part of two 200 free relay and two 400 free relay groups that recorded top-five times in Georgia Tech’s all-time record book … Member of the top-three fastest 200 free relay teams of the season for Georgia Tech  … Swam his fastest 50 free (20.25), 100 free (43.39), 50 fly (22.31) and 100 fly (48.42) at the ACC Championships … Won the 100 free (45.68) vs. South Carolina … Won the 50 free (20.89) vs. FGCU, SCAD … Was runner-up in the 50 free vs. South Carolina (20.91), and at the FAU Fun in the Sun Invite (21.07) … Finished third in the 100 free (44.82) and fourth in the 50 free (20.83) vs. Denver … Placed second in the 100 free vs. Auburn (45.29), vs. Notre Dame, Miami (44.64) and at the FAU Fun in the Sun Invite (45.40) … Finished third in the 50 free (20.78) vs. Notre Dame, Miami … ACC Acadmic Honor Roll.

Before Tech: A native of Singapore and member of the Singapore Swimming Federation … Came to The Flats from Plymouth, United Kingdom … Won the bronze medal for Singapore as the anchor leg of the 4×100 meter free relay team with a new national record of 3:17.22 at the 2018 Asian Games …. Also finished 11th overall in the 100 meter free at the 2018 Asian Games … Finished third overall in the 50 LCM fly (24.89), fifth in the 50 LCM free (23.48) and sixth in the 100 LCM free (50.78) at the 14th Neo Garden Singapore National Swim Championships in 2018 … A 2018 Singapore National Age Group Swimming Champion in the 100 LCM free (50.10) … Also finished fourth in the 50 LCM free (23.42) and sixth in the 50 LCM fly (24.92) at the 2018 Singapore National Age Group Swimming …  2017 Singapore National Swimming Champion in the 100 free (49.04) … Won the bronze in the 100 free at the 2017 SEA Games … Holds the 50 free short course national record at 22.62 which he set at the 6th Singapore National Swimming Championships in 2016 … Also posted times of 51.03 in the 100 free and 25.15 in the 50 fly events at the meet … Earned his full colours at Plymouth College, one of only three to receive the honor in his entire school in 2016.

Personal: Has an older sister named Shana who swam for the University of Arkansas (2011-14)… Chose Tech because of the well renowned engineering programs, elite swimming team and its location in lively Atlanta … Parents enrolled him in swimming lessons at the young age of four years old … Hobbies include photography, driving, trying out new technology gadgets such as mobile phones and computers … Plans to major in either mechanical or computer engineering.

 

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