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:
Freshman

Hometown:
Chapel Hill, NC

High School:
Chapel Hill

Height:
5-5

Event:
Fly / IM

Event Calendar

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October 6
5:00 PM
Dennis Stark Relays
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
October 7
11:00 AM
Louisville
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
October 13
5:00 PM
Texas A&M & Michigan State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
October 14
11:00 AM
Texas A&M & Michigan State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
October 20
5:00 PM
Georgia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
October 27
5:00 PM
Purdue
West Lafayette, Ind.
November 10
2:00 PM
Indiana
Bloomington, Ind.
November 17
All Day
Ohio State Invitational
Columbus, Ohio
November 18
All Day
Ohio State Invitational
Columbus, Ohio
November 19
All Day
Ohio State Invitational
Columbus, Ohio
January 12
6:00 PM
Iowa & Illinois
Champaign, Ill.
January 13
12:00 PM
Iowa & Illinois
Champaign, Ill.
January 19
4:00 PM
Florida State
Tallahassee, Fla.
January 20
10:00 AM
Florida State
Tallahassee, Fla.
January 26
All Day
Shamrock Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
January 27
All Day
Shamrock Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
February 3
1:00 PM
Ball State & Green Bay
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
February 10
All Day
Ohio State Winter Invitational
Columbus, Ohio
February 11
All Day
Ohio State Winter Invitational
Columbus, Ohio
February 14
All Day
Womens ACC Championship
Greensboro, N.C.
February 15
All Day
Womens ACC Championship
Greensboro, N.C.
February 16
All Day
Womens ACC Championship
Greensboro, N.C.
February 17
All Day
Womens ACC Championship
Greensboro, N.C.
February 21
All Day
Mens ACC Championship
Greensboro, N.C.
February 22
All Day
Mens ACC Championship
Greensboro, N.C.
February 23
All Day
Mens ACC Championship
Greensboro, N.C.
February 24
All Day
Mens ACC Championship
Greensboro, N.C.
March 14
All Day
Womens NCAA Championship
Columbus, Ohio
March 15
All Day
Womens NCAA Championship
Columbus, Ohio
March 16
All Day
Womens NCAA Championship
Columbus, Ohio
March 17
All Day
Womens NCAA Championship
Columbus, Ohio
March 21
All Day
Mens NCAA Championship
Minneapolis, Minn.
March 22
All Day
Mens NCAA Championship
Minneapolis, Minn.
March 23
All Day
Mens NCAA Championship
Minneapolis, Minn.
March 24
All Day
Mens NCAA Championship
Minneapolis, Minn.

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