Robert Dowd
Robert Dowd
Year: So.
Hometown: Boston, Mass.
High School: Pine Crest
Position: Freestyle/IM
Major: Undeclared
Residential College: Calhoun

Best Times:

200 Butterfly: 1:54.56

500 Freestyle: 4:41.98

200 Individual Medley: 1:54.90

2012-2013: Received the Harry Burke Award, awarded for outstanding contribution to Yale swimming by an underclassman ... Placed second in the 200-yard freestyle against Brown

2010-2011: 500-yard freestyle: 18th at HYP (4:41.98)...12th vs. Penn/Dartmouth (4:57.17)...200-yard butterfly: 11th at HYP (1:54.56)...4th vs. Brown (1:56.12)...6th vs. UConn (1:57.92)...21st at Terrier Invitational (1:59.68)...6th vs. Columbia (1:57.99)...400-yard IM: 15th at HYP (4:10.29)...200-yard IM: 22nd at HYP (1:57.32)...4th vs. Navy (2:18.07).

Before Yale: Three year member of Pine Crest's varsity swim team...2007 Florida state champion in the 200 medley relay....Junior national qualifier....Member of the National Honors Society

Personal: Member of Calhoun College...Father, Jim, attended Holy Cross...Mother, Frances, attended Boston College...Has three siblings: Patrick, a graduate of Harvard...Caroline, a Yale swimmer who graduated in 2008...and Ryan, who attends Yale.

Why Yale: "I chose Yale for the opportunity to balance such superior academics, athletics, and student life."