Daniel James O'Connor (born 2 February 1992) is an American distance freestyler and open water swimmer. He won the Fran Crippen Sunset Mile over the 2012 Open Water Festival weekend in Miromar Lakes, Fort Myers, Florida and placed third in the 2012 USA Swimming National Open Water Swimming Championship 5 km race in Fort Myers, Florida. The sophomore from the University of North Carolina is a native of Syracuse, New York.
Career Best Times
1:41.66 in 200 free; 4:23.62 in 500 free; 9:03.32 in 1000 free (3rd in school history); 14:56.93 in 1650 free (3rd in school history); 1:53.09 in 200 IM; 3:56.55 in 400 IM.
O'Connor was an honorable mention All-America as a freshman in 2010-11 and ACC Freshman of the Year in 2010-11. He took 13th place in the 2011 10-kilometer USA Swimming Open Water National Championships and placed 16th in the 2011 ConocoPhillips Na-tional Championships in the 1500-meter freestyle (15:35.05).