Video of Connor Black’s National High School Record in the 100 Fly

Braden Keith
by Braden Keith 22

February 25th, 2013 News

Connor Black of Mundelien High School in suburban Chicago swam a 46.71 to become the fastest public school swimmer in high school history on Saturday. Black is a high school senior who will be headed to Stanford next year.

Thanks to Karl Ortegon, a junior swimmer at Evanston Township High School, for taking this video, and for keeping up with live Tweeting from what ended up being a really fast meet all weekend.  Follow Karl Ortegon on Twitter here!

Black is obviously strong, but the smoothness of his stroke is really impressive. Also, check out Andrew Jovanovic, who is headed to Northwestern next year, in the lane below him that pushes him through the first 75 yards. Jovanovic was 2nd in 48.11 in this race.

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2 thoughts: 1) doesn’t look like the fastest pool in the world and 2) when he gets killer walls he can go much faster. Impressive time.


You know what they say: Water is water. Props to the other kid taking it out and pushing him. What year is Black?


the pool is New Trier Highschool. It is TERRIBLE. I absolutely hate swimming there because there is no warm down pool and it is an incredibly small space. cudos to everyone who swam. it was awesome!


the craziest thing about this race is that Andrew has won it THE PAST 2 YEARS! (as a sophmore and a junior) Where was Connor at all this time?


He swam the 50 and 100 Free last year (20.54 and 44.77). He also went 19.80 in the 50 Free (state record) and split 20.94 in the medley relay (fly) this year.

ole 99

Would have been nice to see what Black could have done in the 100 free as well. He went a 44.87 leading off his school’s 4 x 100 free relay at sectionals the week before.


He led off his club team’s 400 free relay in a 43.74 at the Illinois Senior meet this weekend

bobo gigi

Please stop with all these “Oh my God”! I know it’s very used in USA so ok for one but four in a row!!!!
Is it the same pool where Miss America Olivia Smoliga has broken her high school records last November? Because there’s perhaps small space but I remember a great atmosphere in this pool.


I turn off the sound on all these homemade vids except for this one

Chud McGuffin

Awesome! Thank you

Sean S

This is a different pool than Olivia was swimming in, that pool is only 6 lanes with a 3’6″ turn (a little over a meter) but it does have a warm down pool while this pool is 8 lanes with a 4′ starting end. Both pools have electric environments and water is water, but it is foolish to say that it doesn’t make a difference.


yeah Olivia was swimming at Evanston Highschool. Evanston has pretty much the same exact design as New Trier except for at New Trier the blocks are in the shallow end and Evanston has a seperate area with 2 lanes to warm down in

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