CPCT SWIMMER JACK MONTESI QUALIFIES FOR 2016 U.S. OLYMPIC TEAM TRIALS
June 22, 2016
GREENWICH RESIDENT, MONTESI WILL COMPETE IN THREE EVENTS
(Stamford, CT – June 22, 2016) – Chelsea Piers Connecticut Swimmer, Jack Montesi of Greenwich, Connecticut, has qualified for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials in the 100 and 200-meter butterfly and 100-meter backstroke. He achieved his qualifying time after his performance in last year’s U.S. Junior National Championships in San Antonio, Texas. The Trials is the only selection meet for the U.S. Olympic Swim Team and will be held June 26- July 3 in Omaha, Nebraska.
The Greenwich High School senior won every single individual event that he competed in during the 2015-2016 season and led Greenwich to the triple crown, capturing the FCIAC, Class LL and State Open championships for the fourth straight season. Montesi will begin his collegiate swimming career at Notre Dame in the fall.
Montesi won the 100-meter butterfly title at the State Open Championships at Yale University in a State record, automatic All-American time of 48.32 seconds. Several days prior to the State Open Championships, Montesi won the 100-meter butterfly at the CIAC Class LL Championships with a State record time of 48.41, topping his previous mark of 48.98 in the event.
Montesi has been a member of CP-AC Swim Team for four seasons and is the grandson of Marie Corridon Mortell, who won a gold medal as the lead-off swimmer for the women's 4×100-meter freestyle relay for United States in the 1948 Summer Olympics.
“Jack is an extremely hard worker whose dedication to the sport earned him this trip to Omaha.” Chelsea Piers Connecticut Swimming Head Coach and Program Director, Jamie Barone, commented. “Getting to watch Jack reach this level, only four years after the start of our swim program, has been very exciting. It has been a pleasure to coach Jack and we look forward to seeing where his Olympic and collegiate careers take him.”
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