Keanan Dols Gets Closer to Olympics with Jamaican Record in 200 IM


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.

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1 year ago

The old record was 2:03.66 from the 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games when he made the Championship final.

Greggorious Troy
1 year ago

He’s my favorite swimmer

Konner Scott
1 year ago

Go Keanan and go Quakers!

1 year ago

He’s going to room with Bolt

Coach Eric
1 year ago

Go Keanan!