Door County YMCA Doorphins swimmer Connor McHugh started his Tuesday morning breaking a national record in the 50 breaststroke by nearly one full second. Swimming at the Long Course Nationals in Atlanta, Georgia, McHugh swam a 28.53 breaking the old record of 29.47.
The preliminary swim catapulted the soon to be senior at Sevastopol into the finals where he swam a 28.70 and won a national championship in the 50 breaststroke.
The latest accomplishment will certainly have even more Division 1 colleges looking his way. He has received dozens of offers from schools around the nation. McHugh has scheduled his allotted number of college visits to places like the University of Indiana.
Connor will swim the 200 breaststroke today and the 100 breaststroke on Friday before returning home.