Stanford Li 2019 broke provincial records for the 800-metre and 1500-metre freestyle competitions while competing in the US at the Pro Swim Series, held January 16-19, 2020 in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Currently studying Pure and Applied Science at Marianopolis, Stanford is now committed to Columbia University for their Men’s Swimming and Diving Team.
In Knoxville, Stanford was in three finals swims, putting in the fastest heat of the 1500 freestyle, finishing sixth for his best placement of the weekend and dropping 17.76 seconds off his seed time, says Swimming World magazine. He trimmed 12 seconds in the 800-m freestyle to take 10th and finished 22nd in the 200-m freestyle, 17th in the 400-m Individual Medley and 11th in the 400-m freestyle.
The TYR Pro Swim Series is a nationally televised swim meet that attracts between 400-600 of the world’s top swimmers, including USA Swimming National Team members, Junior National Team members and top-50 world-ranked swimmers. The anticipation of this year’s event is especially heightened due to the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games beginning in late July.