CIF-SS Butterfly Champ Connor Lee Commits to Yale Bulldogs

South Pasadena, California’s Connor Lee has committed to the application process* at Yale University for 2019-20. Lee is a senior at Loyola High School; he swims year-round for Rosemead Rapids.

“Yale embodies one of the best of academic and athletic programs in the nation. I believe in Coach Henry’s vision in not only improving the team’s performance in the pool but also strengthening the character of each swimmer.”

A senior at Loyola High School, Lee won the 100 fly (47.82) at the 2018 CIF-Southern Section Division I Championships in May. He also placed 4th in the 50 free (20.60), led off the 4th-place 200 free relay (20.80), and led off the runner-up 400 free relay (44.86), helping assure the Cubs’ runner-up finish in the team standings. In club swimming, he achieved PBs in the 100 free (51.19), 100 breast (1:05.93), 100 fly (53.67), and 200 fly (2:03.41) at 2018 Speedo Junior Nationals, finaling in the 100 free (16th), 100 fly (4th), and 200 fly (21st).

Lee would have made the A final in the 100 fly at 2018 Ivy League Men’s Championships, joining senior Aaron Greenberg. He would have been a B finalist in the 50 free, 100 free, and 200 fly.

Top SCY times:

  • 100 fly – 47.33
  • 200 fly – 1:48.09
  • 50 free – 20.49
  • 100 free – 44.23
  • 200 free – 1:43.32
  • 200 IM – 1:50.53

*IVY LEAGUE DISCLAIMER: A “verbal commitment” by a coach is not an offer of admission, as only the Admissions Office has that authority. An Ivy League coach can only commit his or her support in the admissions process. Moreover, an Ivy League Likely Letter is not an offer of admission to the university.

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About Anne Lepesant

Anne Lepesant

Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom swam in college. With an undergraduate degree from Princeton (where she was an all-Ivy tennis player) and an MBA from INSEAD, she worked for many years in the financial industry, both in France and the U.S. Anne is currently …

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