Harrison Powe, Kaan Kilinc Pledge 2021 Verbal Commitments to Brown University

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Photo Courtesy: Harrison Powe / Kaan Kilinc

Harrison Powe, Kaan Kilinc verbally commit to Brown.

NEW COMMITS: Huntersville, N.C. native Harrison Powe and Kaan Kilinc of Istanbul, Turkey, have both verbally committed* to Brown University beginning in the fall of 2021.


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Photo Courtesy: Harrison Powe

He told Swimming World:

“I am very excited to announce my verbal commitment to swim and study at Brown University! The outstanding athletics and academics Brown University provides was exactly what I was looking for. I would like to thank my family, friends, and coaches who all helped me along the way. I look forward to being apart of this amazing team for the next 4 years! Go Bruno!”

A talented breaststroker and IMer, Powe does his club swimming with SwimMAC Carolina and is a Junior National qualifier. He most recently placed fourth in the 100 breast and sixth in the 200 breast at the Southern Premier Invitational after earning a best time at Juniors East. Powe earned 100% best times at North Carolina LCM Seniors last summer as well.

His best times include:

  • 100 breast – 55.17
  • 200 breast – 2:02.83
  • 200 IM – 1:54.31
  • 400 IM – 4:05.91
  • 50 free – 21.25

Also competing for Lake Norman Charter School, Powe is a five-time North Carolina 1A/2A State Championship finalist. The USA Swimming Scholastic All-American won the 200 free and took third in the 100 breast as a junior while finishing third in the 100 breast and fourth in the 100 free during his sophomore season.


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Photo Courtesy: Kaan Kilinc via CollegeSwimming

Regarding his commitment, he said:

“I’m honored to announce my verbal commitment to continue my academic and athletic career at Brown University. The unparalleled blend of academics and athletics at Brown University is the key to my goals. I want to thank my coaches, teachers, friends, and family who gave me their unconditional support throughout this process. I feel privileged to be part of such an exceptional team and I can’t wait for what the future holds. GO BRUNO! ?❤️”

Kilinc trains year-round with Fenerbahce Sports Club and placed fourth in the 200m back and fifth in the 100m back at the Turkish National Team Selection meet in December. He was a four-time finalist at Turkish SC Junior Nationals last winter where his highest finish was a 12th-place showing in the 100m back.

His best times include (LCM/SCY conversions):

  • 50m back – 27.32/23.27
  • 100m back – 58.15/49.71
  • 200m back – 2:05.18/1:48.78
  • 200m IM – 2:11.50/1:53.70

Last summer, he raced to ninth place in the 50m/100m back and took 11th in the 200m back at the Turkish Open.

*IVY LEAGUE DISCLAIMER:* A “verbal commitment” does not guarantee admission. An Ivy League coach cannot guarantee admission but can only commit support in the admissions process.

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