Jonathan Liao
Jonathan Liao
Year: Fy.
Hometown: Hong Kong
High School: German Swiss International School
Events: Freestyle/IM

Best Times:    200 Free: 1:40.78       500 Free: 4:29.55

                        1000 Free: 9:18.01        1650 Free: 15:59.72

                        200 IM: 1:53.09             400 IM: 4:00.43

Club: Hong Kong Jockey Club Elite Swim Team

2017-2018 (First Year): 100-yard freestyle: Fifth place vs. Harvard and Princeton… 200-yard freestyle: Fourth place vs. Brown… Fourth place at Columbia…  Fifth place vs. Seton Hall… 17th place at Harvard vs. Princeton… 500-yard freestyle: 28th place at the 2018 Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships… Fourth place at Columbia… Fifth place at Dartmouth vs. Penn… First place at Seton Hall… 10th place at Harvard vs. Princeton… 1000-yard freestyle: 16th place at Ivies… Second place vs. Southern Connecticut… 1650-yard freestyle: 10th place at Harvard vs. Princeton… 200-yard IM: Third place vs. Brown… Third place at Dartmouth vs. Penn… 200-yard butterfly: 19th place at Ivies.

Before Yale: Hong Kong Age Group (15-17) Overall Champion… Hong Kong National Age Group (15-17) Record Holder in 400-yard, 800-yard, 200-meter, 400-meter, 800-meter, 1600-meter freestyles and 200-meter, 400-meter IMs… Five-time winner of the Hong Kong Jockey Club Best Performance Swimmer Trophy… Recipient of 2016 Hong Kong Junior Athlete Award.

Personal:  Recipient of Hong Kong Sports Institute Elite Training Scholarship… Represented Hong Kong in the 2015 FINA World Junior Swimming Championships, 2015 First Youth Games of the People’s Republic of China, FINA World Swimming Cup and 2015 Asian Age Group Championships… Member of Hong Kong National Swimming Squad. 

Why Yale: “I was fortunate enough to be able to experience student life first hand while on my recruiting visit. I observed and experienced the tremendous care and attention that Yale gives to each student. Yale not only provides counsellors to guide students through the intimidating process of course selection, but Yale also provides support to help students adjust overall to their new lives in college. I felt a real and deep sense of belonging at Yale.”