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Ryan Connolly

  • position Breaststroke/im
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Zionsville, Ind.
  • position Breaststroke/im
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Zionsville, Ind.

Ryan Connolly Bio

2011-12 – Team captain…Made first career consolation final at the SEC Championships in the 200 breaststroke…Finished 16th overall with a personal record 2:01.42, which was the team[apos]s best time of the season…Narrowly missed making the consolation final in the 400 IM, claiming 17th in the prelims with a personal record of 3:56.38…Swam a career best time of 9:54.34 in the 1,000 freestyle against Georgia Tech…Also swam in the 200 backstroke…Named to the SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.

2010-11 – Team captain…Continues to improve as a breaststroker…Recorded second-best 400 IM time on team with 3:56.39 at SEC Championships…Had fifth-best 200 IM time (1:51.88)…Both were career-bests…Has team[apos]s third-best time in 200 breast (2:06.84); time came in meet against Missouri…Posted career-best 100 breast time (58.41) in win over Clemson; team[apos]s fourth-best this year…Also owns the team[apos]s third-best time in 200 back (1:49.94) which came at Nike Cup.

2009-10 – Competed at SEC Championships in 200 IM, 400 IM and 200 breast… Set personal records in all three events… Swam a career-best 2:05.75 in the 200 breast at SEC Championships; fifth-best on the team this year… Also set a personal-best in the 400 IM with a 3:59.03 at the Georgia Last Chance meet… Time of 1:53.44 was a PR in the 200 IM at SEC Championships… Competed in every meet… Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2008-09 – Competed in every meet for the Gamecocks during the season…Third-fastest time on the team in the 200 breast (2:07.71)…turned in an eighth-place finish at in the 400 IM at the Gamecock Invitational…Swam in an exhibition role in three events at the SEC Championships.

PRE-COLLEGE – Graduated from Zionsville Community High School…Was sixth at the IHSAA state meet…Holds the school and sectional record in his event…Four-year county winner…Named an All-American…Team finished in the Top 10 in the state of Indiana two years in a row…Helped his team to two straight sectional championships…Member of Zionsville Swim Club.

PERSONAL – Full name is Ryan Patrick Connolly…Born Dec. 20, 1989…Parents are Pat and Shannon Connolly.

Connolly[apos]s Top Times
Event Time Date Meet Location
100 breaststroke 58.41 10/29/10 Clemson Columbia, S.C.
200 breaststroke 2:01.42 2/18/12 SEC Championships Knoxville, Tenn.
200 IM 1:51.88 2/17/11 SEC Championships Gainesville, Fla.
400 IM 3:56.38 2/17/12 SEC Championships Knoxville, Tenn.