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

  22 Braden Keith | 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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has anyone else noticed that connor breathes every stroke?

NOT_AN_EXPERT

Breathing every stroke puts him in very good company (Phelps & Le Clos).

“Men’s 100 fly: Half of the Olympic final are breathing every stroke. The other half hold some degree of 1-up 1-down or 2-up 1-down pattern. ”

From “Butterfly Breathing Patterns”
http://www.usaswimming.org/ViewNewsArticle.aspx?TabId=2175&itemid=4988&mid=11657

patrickmcbride

Why aren’t they updating their pools in Chicagoland? I just endured a replastering at my USF pool in San Francisco, and it needs to done every 20 years. New Trier and Evanston are overdue for renovations. I remember the state meet used to be in Hinsdale too. What’s up with Illinois swimming.

Black (and Reed Malone who went 135.60 in the 200) are entered in the Illinois Senior meet this weekend in the 100 free. I’ll keep an eye out for it.

The Illinois Senior State meet isn’t taken seriously by Black or Malone. Its just to get some racing in before Juniors a couple weeks later

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