UT Women's Swimming & Diving BIO
 Claire Leichty

2010-11: Named First-Team All-MAC...2011 MAC Champion in 1650 Free (16:16.33, NCAA "B")... finished fourth in the 500 Free at the MAC meet (4:48.55)...Her 11th-place finish in the 1650 Free at the AT&T Short Course National Championships was highest in program history (16:32.88, NCAA "B")... Earned CollegeSwimming.com Mid-Major All-American Honorable Mention accolades...Earned 17 top-five individual finishes during regular season, and six top-five finishes in 200 and 400 Free Relays...Recorded 17 top-five finishes during the regular season...Earned Academic All-MAC honors.

2009-10: Second Team All-MAC...Academic All-MAC...Placed third in 1650 free at MAC Championships in NCAA "B" qualifying mark...Also scored points taking seventh in 500 free and 12th in 200 free...Finished second in 500 free against Akron and second in 1000 free against Ball State...Tallied four third-place efforts on season and total of 12 top-five finishes.

2008-09: Took fifth in 200 and 500 freestyle against Bowling Green...Season-best time of 1:58.62 in 200 free against Buffalo...Time of 5:21.03 against Ball State in 500 free was also season-best.

High School: A 2008 graduate of Purcell Marian... Earned four letters in swimming under Head Coach Erica Grossman... Qualified for states in her junior and senior years.

Personal: Born Claire Elizabeth Leichty in Cincinnati on July 20, 1990... Daughter of Chuck and Ann Leichty... Has two brothers (Ben and Jacob)... Majoring in special education.

Up Close with Leichty
Favorite swimmer: Ryan Lochte.
Nickname: “Winky”, “Squirt”, and “Claire Bear”. 
One word to describe myself: Goofy. 
Favorite TV show: Saved By the Bell.


Position: Distance Free
Year: Senior
Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
High School: Purcell Marian
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