2021 PRO SWIM SERIES – MISSION VIEJO (#3)
- April 8-11, 2021
- Marguerite Aquatics Center, Mission Viejo, CA
- Prelims – 4:00pm PST/Finals – 10:00am PST
- Meet central
- Meet information
- Psych sheets
- Live stream (USA Swimming – evening prelims & 800 free Thursday)
- Live stream (Olympic Channel – mid-day finals)
- Live results
Swimming at the 2021 Pro Swim Series in Mission Viejo, Keanan Dols posted a 2:02.15 200 IM to improve upon his own Jamaican national record in the event and get under the Olympic B standard of 2:03.26.
His former national record of 2:03.66 done at the 2018 CAC Games.
While the 2:03.74 was a new NR, it was not enough to automatically qualify him for Tokyo as he needed to get under the FINA A for a definite spot on the team. According to Jamaica’s selection criteria for Tokyo 2020, the Olympic B standard is good enough to earn one of two universality spots on the country’s roster.
Jamaica, unlikely to have any male swimmers hit ‘A’ standards for the Olympics, will rely on ‘B’ standard qualifiers and Universality selections to fill out the team. So far, Keanan Dols is the only Jamaican male to have hit a ‘B’ standard, with Jamaica requiring a ‘B’ standard to apply for a Universality slot.
Dols is entered to race the event again in Mission Viejo and is a late entry in the prelims for Saturday night prelims. That gives him another shot at getting under the 1:59.67 FINA A standard. As a late addition to the event, he is entered with his previous best time and national record of 2:03.74 which is good enough for 18th seed. His newer time of 2:02.15, however, would earn him 14th seed which if he can match or improve upon would be enough to make at least the B final.