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Denver has added Kieran Watson of Olympic Cascade Aquatics in Washington state. A senior at Mercer Island High School, Watson will join Denver’s class of 2025.
I’m excited to announce my verbal commitment to swim and study at the University of Denver. I want to thank my coaches, family, and friends for all of their support. I want to thank John Walker especially for getting me to this point. Go Pios!
TOP TIMES (SCY)
- 200 IM – 1:52.92
- 400 IM – 3:59.07
- 200 free – 1:43.55
- 500 free – 4:34.22
- 1000 free – 9:38.51
- 1650 free – 15:58.26
- 200 back – 1:51.40
Watson is a strong distance freestyler and IMer. Since the pandemic began, he has hit lifetime bests in the 400 IM (3:59.07), 500 free (4:34.22) and 1000 free (9:38.51).
At the 2020 Washington HS State Championships, Watson was the 500 free runner-up and he touched fifth in the 200 IM. In 2019, at the Speedo Winter Junior Championships – West, Watson raced a few events, including going a lifetime best 15:58.26 and placing 47th overall.
Current sophomore Riley Babson led the Pioneers in distance last season, notching lifetime bests of 4:22.55 in the 500 free and 15:21.73 in the mile. At the 2020 Summit League Championships, Watson would’ve made A-finals in the 500 free, 200 IM, 400 IM and 200 back. He would’ve also finished fifth in the mile.
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