Breck Swimmer Charlie Crosby '22 Makes the Olympic Time Trial Cut and is Named Metro Boys' Swimmer of the Year

Charlie Crosby ’22 was just named the Star Tribune’s Metro Boys' Swimmer of the Year. We caught up with him shortly after he made the Olympic Time Trial Cut for the 100 Meter Backstroke to ask about swimming and life at Breck.

Communications: Charlie, how long have you attended Breck?

Charlie: I’ve been at Breck my whole school career.

Communications: When did you start swimming competitively?

Charlie: I started swimming competitively when I was 8 years old, but swimming year-round started when I was in 7th Grade.

Communications: How have you balanced swimming with academics at Breck?

Charlie: It has been difficult to balance, especially now that I’ve added so much more to my training, but I work as hard as I can to get things done.

Communications: What has your pursuit of Olympic swimming looked like?

Charlie: Recently, I have been trying to elevate my training by having a more regimented weight lifting schedule and by doing more stretching and core work in addition to two hours of swimming every day.

Communications: At what race did you meet your time trial cut?

Charlie: I met the Olympic time trials cut at a meet in Fargo. It was a regional meet, similar to a step up from state, but not at the national level yet.

Communications: In what event?

Charlie: I was swimming the 100-meter backstroke when I met the Olympic time trial cut. I just missed out on the 50-meter free but may have another chance to try for it again soon.

Communications: What is next for you in swimming?

Charlie: It would be great to make the Olympic team, but we will have to see what happens at this year’s trials. I am not sure if I will make it this year, but I do believe that I have a very good chance for the next Olympics. 

You can read more about Charlie in the Star Tribune article posted on April 28.

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