Milton Resident Competes in Olympic Swimming Trials
Connor Green, a Boston College High School junior, participated in the 2012 USA Swimming Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebraska.
Sixteen-year-old Boston College High junior Connor Green of Milton is making a splash at the 2012 USA Swimming Olympic Trials.
Going into trials, Green was seeded 61st in the individual medley, but was able to drop 1.7 seconds from his time to move up to 32nd place. Only two competitors his age scored better.
In the 100 meter backstroke, Green was seeded 70th, dropped 0.42 seconds from his time, and placed 41st. Every other competitor scoring faster times was at least two years older: this could mean that Green is now the fastest high school backstroker in the country.
In January, Green set the record for the 200 meter backstroke, becoming the fastest swimmer in New England aged 15-18 in that category. The previous holder of that title was 1984 Olympic Gold Medalist Rick Carey.
The 200 meter backstroke race will take place on Friday morning. Green is currently ranked 23rd. If he continues his track record of improvements at trials, he could move into the top 16, qualifying him for the semi-finals.
In January, Green sat down with Swimming World TV to discuss his New England record. The video is above.
The above release was provided by Nicholas J. Puleo, Boston College High School.