Connor Jaeger Having Trouble Adjusting to the Dry Life (VIDEO)

2016 Olympic silver medalist in the 1500 free Connor Jaeger has turned his ‘effectively retired’ into ‘officially retired’ from elite competitive swimming, but we’ll stop short of saying that he’s ‘hung up his goggles.’

In the video below, arena international takes us through a day in the life with Connor Jaeger. While he doesn’t get in the pool once in the short, he’s always ready – as all true swammers are – for a cold turkey, off-the-blocks, old-guy throw-down.

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Olympian Connor Jaeger Adjusts to Retirement

Olympian Connor Jaeger is a great ambassador to sport, but he's having trouble adjusting to to his post Olympic life. See here…. arena Water Instinct

Posted by SwimSwam on Thursday, December 22, 2016

Jaeger is the owner of 6 major international medals in his career. In addition to the Olympic silver, he earned the same medal in the same race at the 2015 World Championships, along with a bronze in the 400 free in 2013. He’s also earned 3 Pan Pacs medals in his career – one in in the 1500 in 2014, plus 400 and 800 bronze medals in the same year.

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oh wow didn’t realize he retired.

bobo gigi

Could you please recap at swimswam who has officially retired this year among the big names in USA? And if you can, also the biggest names of other nations? Thanks.
Quickly in mind I have MP, Jaeger, Vreeland, DiRado, Grevers, Pelton, Bootsma and Leverenz for USA, Renwick and Tancock for GB, Schreuder and Verschuren for Netherlands, Alshammar for Sweden, Coutts, Sprenger and Bronte Barratt for Australia, Gilot, Balmy, Meynard, Perez Dortona and Agnel for France, Kitajima for Japan, Biedermann for Germany, Korotyshkin for Russia….
Is it correct? Other big names?
I need an update about Natalie Coughlin, Allison Schmitt, Micah Lawrence, Elizabeth Beisel, Cullen Jones, Ye Shiwen, Cesar Cielo and James Magnussen.

Raining Day

Nakimi Hoshi of Japan also retires. I remember there was news saying Cielo is going to continue competing

bobo gigi

Thanks. I add Eugene Godsoe for USA. And I have not read anything official about Nick Thoman but we have not seen him in competition since US nationals in August 2015.

tea rex

Thoman had injuries, and at 30-something did not want to keep fighting through them. Understandable.

Also, Tyler Clary.

bobo gigi

Oh yes, I forgot Tyler Clary. Thanks.


Didn’t ASchmitt say she was going to grad school??


I believe Ye Shiwen will retire. She said before Rio that she’d be done after these Olympics. So assuming she will hold true to word, you can add her to the list.


Also, I believe Nick Thoman is retired. I recall that someone spoke to his father this year and he said his son was done.


Cullen Jones is NOT retired


Matt Grevers didn’t retire


Yes he did


Did Matt Grevers officially announce that he was retired?


No on Elizabeth Beisel.

Aussie crawl

As far i know Magnussen is training.
He wont an appearance til the new year.
Probably Victorian open or Nsw open.

tea rex

Inge Dekker retired.

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