NJ Swimmer Wins a Silver

From swimswam.com

From swimswam.com

We’re so proud of 25 year old swimmer Connor Jaeger, from Fair Haven, NJ, on earning his first Olympic medal: a Silver in the Men’s 1500m freestyle finishing in 14:39.48–a new American record in the event!

Jaegar grew up in Fair Haven and started swimming at 8 years old. He and his sister, Dana, swam for the Central Jersey Aquatic Club (CJAC) under coaches Corrina Weinkofsky and Cathy Corcione. He qualified for New Jersey All Star and Junior Olympics teams. He graduated from Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School in 2010. Jaeger was named All-State in the 200 yard freestyle and set 5 Shore Conference records. He went on to University of Michigan where studied engineering and was named the Big Ten Swimmer of the Year in both 2013 and 2014. He’s also a 10-time NCAA All-American. Thanks for making us proud!

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Author: Heather Zachariah

Former Art Director for Home Magazine, Heather Leahy Zachariah, left her career in publishing after baby number number one. She now works from home as a freelance graphic designer and a chauffeur to her 3 busy kids. "Working on TipsFromTown has been a wonderful outlet for me. It renewed my love of publishing where I can design colorful, enticing pages online and allows me to share the things I love about being a mom." Heather grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, a place that still is near and dear to her. " After living in Brooklyn for 18 years and studying Graphic Design at Pratt Institute, she now lives in the Jersey burbs. "I love living so close to NYC, but in my heart, I'm an Ohio girl."

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