Penn Gets Verbal Nod from Jamaica National Record-holder, Keanan Dols

Keanan Dols of Sarasota, Florida has verbally committed to the application process at the University of Pennsylvania.* Dols swims for the Sarasota YMCA Sharks and Riverview High School, and for the Jamaican National Team. At the 2015 FHSAA Class 4A Championships he was runner-up in both the 200 IM (1:50.11) and 100 back (50.40). In long course season, Dols won three events (100/200m back and 100m fly) at the XXI Caribbean Islands Swimming Championships at the end of June, and was runner-up in the 200m IM. His best times are:

100 back 49.95 57.46
200 back 1:48.68 2:03.05**
100 fly 50.96 55.88
200 fly 1:50.01 2:03.27**
200 IM 1:50.08 2:06.97

** Jamaican national record

Dols would have scored in the C finals in each of his top 5 events, as listed above, at the 2016 Ivy League Men’s Championships.

Penn’s future class of 2021 is shaping up nicely; so far it includes verbal commits Jack McCaghren, Dols, Luke Snyder, Phillip Sajaev, Sean Lee, and Will Thomas.

*IVY LEAGUE DISCLAIMER: A “verbal commitment” by a coach is not an offer of admission, as only the Admissions Office has that authority. An Ivy League coach can only commit his or her support in the admissions process.

If you have a commitment to report, please send an email to [email protected].




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Anne Lepesant

Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom swam in college. With an undergraduate degree from Princeton (where she was an all-Ivy tennis player) and an MBA from INSEAD, she worked for many years in the financial industry, both in France and the U.S. Anne is currently …

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