Nolan Scanlan Commits to D3 Amherst College

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Nolan Scanlan, a current high school senior from Waukesha, Wisconsin, has committed to swim for Division 3 Amherst College in Massachusetts. Scanlan will be graduating from high school in spring 2020 and join the Amherst Mammoth’s class of 2024.

Scanlan is a current swimmer for Waukesha Express Swim. Earlier this year at the WIAA DI Sectional-Hudson, Scanlan was champion in the 200 IM (1:55.07) and at the Wisconsin 13&O SCY State Championships, he placed 3rd in both the 200 backstroke (1:49.99) and 100 buttefly (50.49). Scanlan is also a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American and Speedo Junior Nationals qualifier.

At the 2020 NESCAC Championships with the Mammoths, Scanlan would have been a huge asset to the team. With his current best times, he would have had multiple finals performances. Most notably, he would have placed 4th in the 200 backstroke (1:49.44) behind senior Mammoth Craig Smith (1:47.63). With this time, Scanlan would have been Amherst’s second fastest 200 backstroker.

He also would have placed 5th in the 200 IM (1:52.65) and would have been the Mammoth’s top 200 IM’er.

  • Best SCY Times:
  • 200 freestyle – 1:45.89
  • 1,000 freestyle – 9:51.63
  • 100 backstroke – 51.03
  • 200 backstroke – 1:49.44
  • 200 IM – 1:52.65
  • 400 IM – 4:06.86

At the 2020 NESCAC Championships, Amherst placed 3rd as a team with 6 top-3 finishes. Eight Mammoths were given CSCAA All-American honors as well.

Scanlan will begin his swimming career at Amherst College fall 2020.

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