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Connor
Jaeger
United States of AmericaUnited States of America, USA
Male
Swimming

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
30 April 1991
Height
186 cm
Weight
77 kg
Residence
Hoboken, NJ, USA
Languages
English
Higher education
Mechanical Engineering - University of Michigan: Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age six. He took up the sport competitively at age nine at the Central Jersey Aquatic Club in the United States of America.
Why this sport?
"I always liked racing and was good at it, so swimming was a great fit for me."

General Interest

Hobbies
Surfing, lifesaving. usaswimming.org, 12 Aug 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I need to focus on myself and not worry about what those other guys are doing." (yahoonews.com, 06 Jul 2012)
Awards and honours
He was named the 2014 US Male Swimmer of the Year in swimswam.com's Swammy Awards. (swimswam.com, 15 Jan 2015)

He earned the 2014 Golden Goggles Male Race of the Year Award in recognition of his performance in the 1500m freestyle at the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships in Gold Coast, QLD, Australia. (olympictalk.nbcsports.com, 24 Nov 2014)

He was named the 2013 Big Ten Conference Swimmer of the Year. (mgoblue.com, 2013)

He was named the 2012/13 Male Athlete of the Year by the University of Michigan in the United States of America. (mgoblue.com, 2013)
Other information
RETIREMENT
After winning a silver medal in the 1500m freestyle at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, he announced his intentions to end his swimming career and find a job in the real estate industry. (app.com, 14 Aug 2016)