Conner McHugh Wins Two YMCA National Titles

A 16-year-old swimmer from Door County has won a pair of national championships. Conner McHugh won the 50-meter and 200-meter breast-stroke titles at the YMCA Long Course National Championships in Atlanta this week. McHugh tied a national YMCA record on Tuesday, when he won the 50-meter event in 29-point-47 seconds.  Mike McHugh explains…[audio:|titles=Mike McHugh- National record is a bonus]While the goal was to win the 50, coach McHugh says that Conner’s win in the 200 Meter breaststroke was a surprise…[audio:|titles=Mike McHugh- 200 Breaststroke]In April, McHugh won the 100-yard breast-stroke title at the “Y’s” Short Course national meet and he will swim that race today with the hopes of going faster than 1:04.69 which happens to be the Olympic Trials qualifying time.  The competition is being held in the 1996 Olympic pool in Atlanta, Georgia.   Conner will be a junior at Sevastopol High School this fall.

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