Swimming & Diving

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Top Times (As of November 2015):

100 Free (SCY) – 51.82

200 Free (SCY) – 1:51.55

100 Back (SCY) – 56.37

200 Back (SCY) – 2:02.39

100 Fly (SCY) – 54.77

200 Fly ((SCY) – 2:00.08

200 IM (SCY) – 2:02.59

400 IM (SCY) – 4:23.64 

Prep & Personal: Athletic swimmer who joins eight other incoming freshwomen in the class of 2020 … swam with prep team at Chapel Hill High School and on North Carolina Aquatic Club (NCAC) team all four years of high school … with NCAC, named most valuable player four consecutive times and helped team finish second at 2015 Senior National meet … as a freshman with prep team, finished third in 100 fly and fourth in 200 IM at North Carolina State Championships … improved to state champion in both events as a sophomore … crowned Big 8 Conference, Division 3A Women’s Swimming State Championship MVP for her titles and was recognized as a Scholastic All-American in both events … also recognized as high school swimming All-American … as a Junior, repeated as 3A state champion in 100 fly and 200 IM … voted captain and again earned Scholastic All-American honors … as a senior, won 3a state title for third consecutive year in 100 fly, finishing fourth in 200 IM … recipient of 3A Women’s Swimming Outstanding Sportsmanship Award … won NCHSAA Performance of the Week Award (Feb. 9, 2016) … captained CHHS team for second season and was voted 2016 Big 8 Conference Swimmer of the Year … team finished regular season 9-0 and went on to win Conference Championship, Regional Championship and finish second at State Championship meets … outside of the pool, volunteers with Special Olympics … also served as a senator in Chapel Hill High School student government, as a senior athlete representative for North Carolina Swimming and as Tiger Roar Advisor, assisting with school spirit club … member of Rho Kappa National History Honors Society and Latin Honors Society … elected Vice President of Chapel Hill High School National Honors Society … biggest athletic thrill to date was representing CHHS and winning individual events at state championship for three years … youngest child of Tracy and Rich DeSelm … has an older brother, Grant … father, Rich, is current head men’s and women’s swimming coach at his alma mater, the University of North Carolina, and served as a U.S. Swimming National Team coach in 2014 … grandfather Jack Martin played football and baseball at Kentucky … will enroll in First Year of Studies program at the University.

Head Coach Mike Litzinger On DeSelm: “Claire is a terrific fit for Notre Dame. She will make the most of her experience as a student, an athlete, and as a vital part of our University community. Claire brings a blue-collar work ethic to the pool, and will be an outstanding teammate. I am looking forward to working with her and the rest of our incoming athletes in helping the Irish swimming program build a great future.”

Claire DeSelm
Claire  DeSelm

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Chapel Hill, NC

High School:
Chapel Hill

Height:
5-5

Event:
Fly / IM

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