Growing up in New Jersey, Connor took an interest in swimming at the ripe old age of six. For a decade he was a member of his local lake swim team, earning many awards as well as high point honors for male swimmers two years in a row. Diligent practice and devotion led Connor to swim for his high school’s varsity team, as well as the Morris County Swim Club, where he achieved four New Jersey Silver Times in the 50 Freestyle, 100 Backstroke, 50 Breaststroke, and 100 IM. It was during this time that Connor was introduced to swimming instruction. The joy of watching others progress and improve in the sport he loves brought Connor his greatest fulfillment. His passion for the water soon expanded to include kayaking, rafting, and boating. He also took up lifeguarding at Rutgers University and continues to practice his skills. Connor graduated cum laude from NYU with a BA in Political Science and a BFA in Acting.