Chris Szekely
Chris  Szekely

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Doylestown, Pa.

High School:
LaSalle

Position:
Freestyle



03/13/2015

Army Swim and Dive Year in Review - Notes from Coach Wender

Coach Wender shares his thoughts on the team's success and the progress of the program

03/01/2015

Army Improves to Second at ECAC Championships

The Black Knights are 2nd of 14 teams

02/28/2015

Career-best Swims Anchor Army at ECAC Championships

The Black Knights are fourth after two days

02/27/2015

Army Ranked Fourth after Day 1 of ECAC Championships

The Black Knights are 4th of 18 teams

02/26/2015

Szekely, Sembrano Tack on ECAC Weekly Awards

Szekely was named swimmer of the week, while Sembrano garners rookie of the week honors

2013-14 (SOPHOMORE): 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 (FRESHMAN): 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.

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