Daniel O’Connell Gives Verbal Commitment to Cal’s Class of 2022

Photo Courtesy: Daniel O'Connell

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NEW COMMIT: Daniel O’Connell has verbally committed to the University of California Berkeley Class of 2022. O’Connell is from Danville, California where he swims for the Crow Canyon Sharks.

O’Connell is a senior at De La Salle High School where he is a two time captain of the school team. He is the school’s 100 fly record holder. O’Connell was the CIF North Coast runner up in the 100 fly last spring and then swam that event and the 200 free at the 2017 CIF state championship He’s a two time high school All-American.

His top SCY times are:

  • 100 Fly 49.00
  • 50 Free 20.71
  • 100 Free 45.25
  • 200 Free 1:41.05

O’Connell told Swimming World,

“I chose Cal because it was an excellent opportunity for me to reach my full potential in college. It has been my childhood dream to become a Golden Bear and I can’t be more excited to join the Cal family. Go Bears!”

He’ll suit up next fall along with Reece Whitley and Christopher Jhong.



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