Meet the Class of 2016

37 members representing 35 groups

Chris Swanson

Friar Name: Friar Free
Hometown: Tampa, FL
Major: Finance & Real Estate

Activities & Honors:

  • 2-Year Captain – Varsity Swimming
  • 2016 NCAA Champion 1650 Free
  • 9-Time Ivy League Champion
  • Penn Record Holder in the 500, 1000, 1650
  • Fastest 1000m freestyle time in college swimming during 2014-15 season
  • Harold Ulen Career High Point Swimmer of the Ivy League Championships
  • 3-Time Phil Moriarty High Point Swimmer of the Ivy League Championships
  • Ivy League Championship Record Holder in three events (500, 1000, 1650 free) and Ivy League Record Holder in the 1000
  • 3-Time All-American in the 1650 Free
  • Honorable Mention All-American in the 500 Free
  • Olympic Trial Qualifier in the 1500m, Finished 12th in 2016
  • Academic All-Ivy
  • Member – Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC)
  • Volunteer – We Can Swim (teaching inner city kids how to swim)

Favorite Book: Any kind of utopian/dystopian based book
Favorite Movie: Troy
Favorite Food: Mexican or BBQ
Favorite Quote:

Plans After Penn: Train for Olympic Trials for a couple of months, then I’ll figure out my life.