connor jaeger 081712Connor Jaeger, seen here at a community event welcoming him home from the 2012 Summer Olympics, is slated to compete in the 2016 edition in Rio. (Photo by FranWaldmann. Click to enlarge)

(Press release from Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High)

HOT-TOPIC_03A native of Fair Haven and a member of the Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School Class of 2010, swimmer Connor Jaeger made waves on the hometown front when he qualified for the U.S. Olympic Team with a first-place finish and time of 14:47.61 in the 1,500 meter freestyle race.

On Saturday, August 13, the son of Bernadette and Eric Jaeger is scheduled to go for the gold, as he vies in the 1,500 meter event at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. While the eyes of a worldwide audience will be focused on the competition down in Brazil, the staff of Connor’s alma mater will be offering fans, classmates and other locals a unique chance to join “Team Jaeger” in a supportive crowd setting.

All members of the community are invited to gather in the RFH auditorium on August 13, for a 7 p.m. public viewing of the Olympic swim event. Admission is free, and there is no need to pre-register.

“We are proud to be hosting this event,” said RFH Vice Principal of Athletics and Student Activities Chris Lanzalotto. “Please come out and support RFH’s own Connor Jaeger and the RFH Swim program.”

The RFH Swim Team will be selling “Team Jaeger” T-shirts for $10 apiece in the lobby that evening as well.