Back/Fly Specialist Evan O’Connell Commits to Cal Poly for 2021-22

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Evan O’Connell from Danville, California has announced his decision to remain in-state next fall to swim at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. He plans to study Communications.

“I am very happy to announce my commitment to study and swim at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo for fall of 2021. The school and the team made me feel so comfortable and I can’t wait to get there and be part of the Mustang family. Thank you to Coach Phil Yoshida for this amazing opportunity and to all my coaches who have supported and trained me in the past 15 years of swimming.”

O’Connell is a senior at De La Salle High School in Concord. He has been captain of the swim team for 2 years and was named a scholar-athlete. He played water polo for De La Salle his freshman and sophomore years. He does his year-round swimming with Crow Canyon Sharks Swim Team, where he also coaches age group practices, teaches in the learn-to-swim program, and is a lifeguard. He trains under coaches Ethan Hall and Joe Natina and has attained the Winter Juniors standard in the 100m fly (56.97).

At the recent 18&U Spring Cup in Irvine, O’Connell finaled in the 100m back (24th), 200m back (8th), and 100m fly (13th), notching PBs in all three events (1:00.43/2:10.58 backstroke, 56.97 butterfly). He went best times in the SCY 100/200 free at CA-NV Sectionals in St. George, Utah in March, and in the 50 free, 100/200 back, and 100 fly at the end of 2020.

O’Connell’s best times would already score at the MPSF Championships in the B finals of the 100 back and 200 back. He will join Ivan Nghi in the Mustangs’ class of 2025.

Best SCY times:

  • 200 back: 1:50.72
  • 100 back: 51.76
  • 100 fly: 50.85
  • 200 IM 1:54.91

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Ryan Cobb
1 month ago

Big miss by Cal

Swammer22
1 month ago

Congratulations!

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