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Tyler Clary   

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Career Highlights

Finished third in the 200m back and seventh in the 200m free at 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials ... Anchored Team USA to gold in the 800m free relay at 2014 FINA Short Course Worlds in Doha, Qatar … Won gold in the 200m back at the 2014 Pan Pacs and added a second-place finish in the 400m IM, third in the 200m fly and fifth in the 200m IM ... Won titles in the 200m back and 400m IM at 2014 Phillips 66
Nationals to earn a ticket to Pan Pacs … Also took second in the 200m fly and third in the 200m IM ... Won bronze in the 200m back at the 2013 FINA World Championships ... Qualified for the 2013 FINA World Championship with second place finishes in the 200m fly, 200m back and 400m IM at Phillips 66 Nationals ... Won gold in the 200m back at the 2012 Olympic Games ... Also touched fifth in the 200m fly ... Qualified for the 2012 Olympic Team by finishing second in the 200m fly and 200m back ... Collected two individual medals in the 400m IM (silver) and 200m back (bronze) at the 2011 FINA World Championships ... Placed eighth in the 200m free and 200m fly at the 2011 ConocoPhillips National Championships ... Took home a silver and a bronze at the 2010 FINA Short Course World Championships ... Claimed three silver medals at the 2010 MOO Pan Pacific Championships ... Finished second in the 400m IM at 2010 U.S. Nationals ... Earned a silver medal in the 400m IM at the 2009 FINA World Championships... Placed second in the 400m IM and 200m fly at 2009 Nationals, earning a berth on the 2009 World Championship Team ... At the 2009 NCAA Championships, placed first in the 400y IM and 200y back, and second in the 200y IM ... Placed third in the 200m back and fourth in the 400m IM at the 2008 Olympic Trials ... Tied for ninth in the 500y free and the 400y IM at the 2008 NCAA Championships ... Silver medalist in the 200m back at the 2007 Pan American Games ... Placed first in the 400m IM, second in the 400m free and fourth in the 200m free at the 2007 Junior Pan Pacs.

Olympics History

2012: 1st, 200m Back; 5th, 200m Fly

World Champs History

2015: 4th, 400m IM; 7th, 200m BK; 12th, 200m FL ... 2013: Bronze, 200m BK; 4th, 400m IM; 7th, 200m FL ... 2011: Silver, 400m IM; Bronze, 200m BK ... 2009: Silver, 400m IM; 5th, 200m FL

Pan Pacs History

2014: Bronze, 200m FL; Silver, 400m IM; Gold, 200m BK; 5th, 200m IM...2010: Silver, 400m IM; Silver, 200m BK; Silver, 200m IM; 7th, 200m FL

Pan Ams History

2007: Silver, 200m BK

SC Worlds History

2014: Gold, 800m FR-R; 5th, 400m IM; 11th, 200m IM; 13th, 200m FL; 5th, 200m BK ... 2010: Silver, 200m BK; Bronze, 200m IM / 400m IM

Duel in the Pool History

2013: 2nd, 200m BK; 2nd, 200m FR; 5th, 200m FL; 5th, 200m IM ... 2009: 1st, 400m IM(AR); 3rd, 200m IM; 4th, 200m

Olympic Trials History

2016: 3rd, 200m BK; 7th, 200m FR; 16th, 200m FL ... 2012: 2nd, 200m BK; 2nd, 200m FL; 3rd, 400m IM … 2008: 3rd, 200m BK; 4th, 400m IM; 16th, 200m IM

U.S. Nationals History

2014: 1st, 200m BK; 2nd, 200m FL; 3rd, 200m IM; 1st, 400m IM … 2013: 2nd, 200m Fly; 2nd, 200m Back; 2nd, 200m IM

NCAA History

2010 (Jr): 1, 400y IM, 2nd 200y BK ... 2009 (So): 1, 400y IM/200y BK; 2, 200y IM


He is the current American Record holder in the 400y IM.


He is the 4th fastest performer All-Time in the 200m Bk & 400m IM. He is the 6th fastest All-Time performer in the 200m Fl.


1x Olympian, 4x World Champ member for USA


Will be swimming in his 3rd Olympic Trials

Fun Facts

High School

Riverside Polytechnic '07


University of Michigan

College Major

Computer Science

Future Professional Aspirations

Professional race car driver


Lonnie and Stacy ... father is a roofing contractor


Has a younger brother (Lonnie) and younger sister (Lindsey) ... Lonnie plays travel ice hockey and Lindsey swims with FAST

Started Swimming

Age 8 ... began swimming during a water safety class ... "We went to the river a lot, and since my brother and sister were very small [my parents] wanted to make sure I could swim if something happened." ... tried other sports but liked swimming best

Sports Played Before Swimming

Baseball, soccer, football


One dog ... Wilbur is a two-year-old West Highland Terrier ... "He just lived through a coyote attack so he is pretty spoiled right now."

Hobbies Outside the Pool

Surfing, playing World of Warcraft, Air soft

Ultimate Way to Relax

Waking up late and doing close to nothing

Most Influential Person

His family and his swim team ... "mom because of the work ethic and respect she taught" ... swim team because, "My team is full of some of the most stubborn and hearty athletes I've ever known. When it comes to race time, it definitely comes in handy against tough opponents."

Training Stats

Swims 6-9,000 meters/yards per day, 3.5 hours a day, 6 days a week


"I am a practical joker. I have about an hour drive to and from practice. I carpool with about five others so we like to have lots of fun on the way there. In traffic we like to 'communicate' with the other drivers by asking for spare change, dancing in the car, just basically acting stupid and really shocking other people."


TV: Family Guy ... movies: A River Runs Through It, The Bourne Supremacy, 300 ... music: everything

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