CIF-SS Champion Sean Lee Commits to UPenn

Sean Lee from Loyola High School in California and Swim Pasadena has verbally committed to the University of Pennsylvania.

Lee is the defending CIF – Southern Section Division I (big schools) champion in the 200 IM and also led Loyola to the last year’s team title.

Lee, who according to his coach hasn’t done a full yards shave and taper since his sophomore season, has Olympic Trials cuts in 3 events – the 200 fly (2:00.96), the 200 IM (2:04.98), and the 400 IM – 4:26.19.

Even if his best times in yards aren’t the best he’s capable of, his best times are already enough to score over 30 points at the Ivy League Championships.

Lee’s best times in yards:

  • 50 free – 20.95
  • 100 free – 45.43
  • 200 free – 1:39.60
  • 500 free – 4:30.50
  • 100 back – 50.60
  • 200 back – 1:48.21
  • 100 fly – 48.53
  • 200 fly – 1:48.01
  • 200 IM – 1:48.15
  • 400 IM – 3:54.98

In the IMs he’ll find as a training partner Mark Andrew, who was the Ivy League Champion in the 400 IM and 3rd in the 200 IM as just a freshman last season.

*DISCLAIMER: Lee has not yet been officially accepted to Penn. As is true with all Ivy League schools, Penn’s Admission Office will not send its acceptance letter until the beginning of December, along with those of all Early Action candidates. The procedure for a recruited athlete like Lee is for Admissions to review his transcripts and SAT scores, “support his application for admissions in the fall,” issue him a Likely Letter, then offer him acceptance into the class of 2021.

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6 years ago

Sean Lee is the such a remarkable young man! So happy to see him pick such an incredible institution and can’t wait to see what he accomplishes as a Quaker!

6 years ago

Sean Lee is the next Chris Swanson

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