Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday

Bryan O'Connor
Bryan O'Connor


Tucson, Ariz.

High School:
Catalina Foothills

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 190

Back / IM


What are you most looking forward to in the 2009-2010 season?: The thing that I am most looking forward to in the upcoming season is the chance to improve over last year's results both for myself and for the team. It is my last year of eligibility and I am really looking forward to having another year to train and compete with my teammates with possibly one of the best returning teams we have ever had. I believe this team can have great success this year and I am very excited to see what we can do and for the chance to win another national championship.

What's on your ipod: Rap, Rock, and some Techno House music

Favorite Quote: "Hard work beats talent, when talent doesn't work hard."

Hobbies: Playing and watching any sports, I love to play basketball and football. Also, watching movies and I love just hanging out with my friends and teammates.

Favorite Sports Star: Tiger Woods, nobody can match his focus and determination.

Role Model: My coaches, I really look up them and have the utmost respect for all of my coaches, and they really are the best at what they do.

What makes the Arizona so special?: I think what really makes this experience so special is that nowhere else in the world can you find a group of people to train with that is more talented, more driven, or more united in one common goal of ultimate success. It is the best swimming team in the country if not the world and you can't help but be amazed by how much world class talent is training with you every day and that has a huge effect on making you a better athlete and a better person.

Personal Bests:


Short Course

100 back


200 back


200 IM


2009 NCAA Top Finishes:

200 Medley Relay 4th 1:23.93 AA