Dayton, Ohio’s Connor Blatt has announced his intention to swim for Eastern Michigan University in the class of 2022.
“I’m very excited to have the opportunity to pursue my college education at Eastern Michigan University and to be a part of the great swimming tradition of the EMU Eagles!”
Blatt is a senior at Carroll High School in Dayton, the 8th-place team in the boys’ meet at the 2017 OHSAA Division II Swimming & Diving State Tournament. Blatt contributed to the effort by placing third in the 200 IM (1:52.52) and fifth in the 100 back (51.00); he split a 22.57 50 fly on the fourth-place 200 medley relay and a 20.98 50 free leg on the seventh-place 200 free relay.
Blatt does his year-round swimming at Dayton Raiders. He had an impressive junior year, improving in every event across the board, in both SCY and LCM. After his PBs in the 100 back and 200 IM in high school swimming, Blatt closed out SCY season with new times in the 50/200 back, 100 fly, and 400 IM at NCSA Spring Championship. At the long course NCSA Summer Championship, he finaled in the 50/100/200 back and 200 IM, and took home lifetime bests in the 50/100 free, 50/100 back, 50 fly, and 200 IM. Moreover, his year-over-year drops were significant: Blatt improved -0.3 seconds in the 50m free, -3.7 in the 100m free, -3.5 in the 50m back, -3.2 seconds in the 100m back, and -7.1 in the 200m IM.
- 100 back – 51.00
- 200 back – 1:48.17
- 200 IM – 1:52.52
- 100 fly – 51.09
- 100 back – 58.56
- 200 back – 2:06.57
- 200 IM – 2:09.00
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