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Socal Aquatics Affiliation’s Tona Zinn has verbally dedicated to Northwestern College for fall 2022. Zinn is a junior at Laguna Hills Excessive Faculty, and he’s ranked #15 on our 2022 recruiting rankings.
Zinn gained the 2018 Swammy Award for the top 13-14 boy in the United States.
I selected Northwestern due to the mixture of excessive degree Massive 10 athletics and elite world-class teachers. Plus, being proper outdoors a giant metropolis like Chicago permits me to have a novel faculty expertise. Lastly, I actually loved speaking to the coaches and swimmers and couldn’t be extra excited to turn into a wildcat!
TOP TIMES (SCY)
- 200 IM – 1:47.61
- 400 IM – 3:52.08
- 100 fly – 49.83
- 200 fly – 1:47.61
- 100 breast – 55.73
- 200 free – 1:41.99
On the 2019 CIF State Championships, as a freshman, Zinn completed fifth within the 200 IM (1:48.58) and ninth within the 100 breast (55.73). In summer time 2019, Zinn competed on the Speedo Junior Nationals, making it to the 200 IM A-final and inserting eighth general. To cap off 2019, because the Speedo Winter Junior Championships – West, Zinn scored in B-finals of the 200 fly and 400 IM.
Zinn has picked up a number of lifetime bests for the reason that pandemic started. On the Irvine web site of the 2020 U.S. Open in November, he went 1:05.68 within the 100m breast and 56.30 within the 100m fly, each LCM bests. On the Senior Vacation Problem in December hosted by Mesa Aquatic Membership in Arizona, Zinn hit lifetime bests within the 200 free (1:41.99) and 200 IM (1:47.61).
Final 12 months, Zinn would’ve ranked #2 on NU’s roster within the 400 IM and #Three within the 200 IM. He would’ve additionally been #four within the 200 fly and 100 breast. Northwestern completed fifth on the 2020 Massive Ten Championships, an enormous bounce from inserting ninth in 2019. Zinn would’ve been a C-finalist within the 400 IM at that meet, and his greatest instances within the 200 fly and 200 IM are each simply off of C-final velocity.
Zinn marks Northwestern’s and head coach Katie Robinson‘s second-straight recruiting 12 months with a ranked commit, following their getting #9 Tyler Lu for his or her 2025 class. Lu can also be an IM specialist, boasting PRs of 1:44.8/3:48.1 within the 200/400 IM. Lu holds the 400 IM NAG file within the 13-14 age group, and along with his 3:52.08, Zinn got here inside a second of breaking that when he was nonetheless 14.
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