Swimming & Diving



#19 Irish Add More NCAA B-Cut Standards In Columbus

Four Notre Dame swimmers post NCAA B-cut standard times on Sunday at Ohio State


#19 Irish Post Top Times On OSU 1st Day

Notre Dame swimmers log six NCAA B-cut times, 10 PR times to begin competition in Columbus


#19 Irish Sweep Ball State, Green Bay To Close Out Regular Season

Notre Dame wins season's final dual meet at the Rolfs Aquatic Center


#22 Irish Set The Pace On Day One Of Shamrock Invite

Notre Dame men (659.50 pts) and women (654.50 pts) lead after day one of home invitational


#20/22 Irish Cap An Unbeaten Weekend At Iowa

Notre Dame men defeat Iowa, Irish women sweep both Iowa and Illinois to open 2018 victorious

AS A SOPHOMORE (2017-18):

    •    Finished fourth in the 100 backstroke (:59.78) against Michigan State and No. 5 Texas A&M.

    •    Against Illinois and Iowa, placed fourth in the 200 backstroke (2:07.17).

    •    Swam her best at the Ohio State Winter Invite where she won the first race of her college career in the 200 backstroke with a career-best time of 1:59.08, placed second in the 100 backstroke with a career-best time of 54.75, and finished fourth in the 200 IM with a season-best time of 2:04.57.

AS A FRESHMAN (2016-17):

    •    Had a third place finish in the 100 backstroke (:59.24) against IUPUI and Indiana State.

    •    Showed improvement at the end of the season, having best meet at the Ohio State Winter Invite where she placed fourth in the 100 backstroke (:55.77), fifth in the 200 backstroke (2:01.75), fourth in the 100 butterfly (:56.17), and third in the 200 IM (2:06.57) with her top times of the season in each event.


    •    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 butterfly 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 butterfly 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 butterfly, 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.

Claire DeSelm
Claire  DeSelm


Chapel Hill, NC

High School:
Chapel Hill


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