SANTA CLARA, California, May 30. CONNOR Jaeger talks about his win in the 800 freestyle at the Arena Grand Prix Santa Clara. The Club Wolverine star talks about what improving his previous best time posted at the Charlotte Grand Prix means in terms of training and expectations for the summer championship season. He also tells Swimming World about the changes he's experienced in training the past couple of weeks and the transition period from short course to long course.
Men's 800 freestyle recap: Jaeger came away with a career best time in the first heat of the men's 800-meter freestyle. His 7:50.14 tonight smashed his previous best of 7:53.35 from the Charlotte stop of the Arena Grand Prix. Before that, he's only cleared 8:00 twice with split times from the 2012 London Olympics with a 7:58.02 and 7:58.42 to his credit.
Jaeger only trails four swimmers this year heading into the World Championship Trials with Ryan Cochrane (7:43.61), Sun Yang (7:45.60), Gregorio Paltrinieri (7:48.22) and Gabriele Detti (7:48.43) ahead of him. Notably, Jaeger also crushed the meet record of 7:52.07 set by Tae Hwan Park last year.