2014-15: Continued to show dominance in the pool … was the No. 1 performer at the Patriot League Championships with the most individual points earned of any competitor … swept in the sprint events, earning first place in both the 50 and 100 free and earned an NCAA “B” cut time … in the 100 free, he clocked an Academy record-setting time of 43.81, besting the previous record set in 1988 by 0:00.32 seconds … member of three relay teams with Academy records … was awarded All-Patriot League First Team accolades for the second consecutive year … named the Most Valuable Male of the swim and dive team … earned AAA Athlete of the Week honors twice this season, Patriot League Athlete of the Week accolades once and ECAC Athlete of the Week honors twice.
2013-14: All-Patriot League First Team ... broke two Academy records in freestyle events ... set new standards in the 50-free (19.88) at the Army -Navy meet and in the 200-free (1:37.01) at the Patriot League Championships ... had the team's top-time of the season in the 100-free (44.16) ... member of Academy record-setting 800-free team relay (6:37.18) at Patriot League Championships.
2012-13: Enjoyed an impressive freshman campaign...named to All-Patriot League second team after anchoring two top-10 showings at the conference meet...broke three plebe records, one relay record...moved into Army's all-time top-10 in four different disciplines...excelled in freestyle events including the 100, 200 and 500...capped off his freshman year with two personal-best, all-time top-10 and plebe record times at the Patriot League Championships (Feb.23)...clocked in at 20.60 in the 50 free and 44.85 in the 100 free... also took a fourth- place finish in the 200 free...finished first in the 100 and 200 free races in addition to a third-place finish in the 500 free against Lehigh (Jan. 11)...swept all three races at the Bucknell meet (Jan. 12)...took first in the 100 free and second in the 50 free at Copa Coqui (Jan. 5)...had a personal-best time and a second-place finish in the 200 free touching the wall at 1:38.34...also took second in the 100 free and third in the 500 free...earned gold in the 200 free, silver in the 100 free and bronze in the 500 free in the tri-meet versus LIU Post and Columbia (Nov. 17)...posted two first-place finishes in the 100 and 500 free and a second-place finish in the 200 free at Buffalo (Nov. 10)...came in first in the 200 free, second in the 500 free and third in the 100 free versus UConn (Oct. 26)...had two first-place finishes in the 50 and 100 free in the tri-meet against American and George Mason (Jan. 19).
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Graduated from LaSalle College High School in 2012 ... twice earned All-America honors ... achieved All-America status following junior and senior seasons as a member of the national championship-winning 200 free relay team (ninth in country) ... named all-state as a sophomore, junior and senior ... tabbed all-Catholic each of his four seasons ... placed second in the state (PIAA) in both the 200 free and 500 free as a senior ... also helped the 200 free relay and 400 free relay teams to state titles as a senior.
PERSONAL: Christopher Laszlo Szekely was born July 14, 1994 in Philadelphia, Pa. ... parents are Les and Jeanne Szekely ... has two sisters, Allie (16) and Steph (15) ... has one brother, Matt (13) ... cousin, Brittany Szekely, is a swimmer at Bowling Green ... cousin, Peter Szekely, swims at Mesa State ... favorite mess hall meal is the Stromboli ... loves watching hockey and cheering for the Flyers ... wished first seeds could pick a walk out song for their events ... hobbies include surfing, teaching swim lessons, going to the beach and listening to music ... also enjoys doing volunteer work and taking service trips ... loves working with kids ... likes listening to N'SYNC, Disney and Backstreet Boys ... major is international relations.