USA Swimming Introduces 2016 Olympic Team: Connor Jaeger

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

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Connor Jaeger has qualified for his second Olympic Games. The 25 year old won the 400 and 1500 freestyles at Olympic Trials. He has posted the third and fourth best times in the world this year in those events.

He emphasized his love of racing in his USA Swimming introduction video. Jaeger spoke extensivley about the role his parents have played in his swimming career. As he gets older, he has recognized the incredible sacrifices they have made.

Jaeger talked about the difference between his first and second Olympics, referencing the “two part goal” to not only make the Olympic squad but to perform well in Rio.

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Author: Cathleen Pruden

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Cathleen Pruden is a 2016 graduate of Mount Holyoke College and was a four time All-American and a three time Academic All-American for the Lyons. She grew up swimming in and has also coached in Raleigh, North Carolina. Currently she is the Assistant Coach at Bowdoin College.

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