Claire Thompson
Claire Thompson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Largo, Fla.

High School:
Admiral Farragut Academy

Height:
5-8

Event:
Freestyle/Butterfly


2008-09 - Was again the team leader in the mid-distance freestyle events... Advanced to consolation finals at SEC Championships in the 200 free, finishing 11th (1:47.91)...Had the top times in the 200 free (1:47.28 - NCAA `B' cut) and 1000 free (9:58.36) and was second-fastest in the 500 free (4:51.19)...Part of school record-setting 800 FR (7:15.38) and 400 MR (3:41.87) teams at SEC Championships... Earned NCAA `B' cuts in 400 FR (3:20.41) and 800 FR.

2007-08 - Turned in Carolina's top times in every freestyle event except the 50...Scored six points at the SEC meet in the 200 free (15th) and the 1650 free (13th)...Earned NCAA `B' cuts with a 1:47.20 in the 200, 4:46.75 in the 500, and 16:39.44 in the 1650 ...Her time in the 200 free was the second-fastest in school history...Her 500 time ranked third in Gamecock annals, and her times in the 1000 and the 1650 also cracked the top five...Part of three relay teams that earned `B' cuts: the 200 free relay (1:33.07), 400 free relay (3:23.45) and 400 medley relay (3:43.84).

PRE-COLLEGE - Graduated from Admiral Farragut Academy ... Holds school records in the 50, 100, 200 and 500 free and was part of the record-setting teams in the 200 and 400 FR and 200 MR...Was junior national champion in the 200 freestyle in Aug. 2007...Named to the Headmaster's List, Honor Roll and the Commandants List ... Scholastic All-American ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Member of West Florida Lightning Aquatics ... Named Team MVP for the last three years ... Claimed the Coach's Award for the last two years...Was a Top 100 recruit according to CollegeSwimming.com.

PERSONAL - Full name is Claire Anne Thompson ... Born on March 15, 1989 ... Twin sister, Christine, also swims at USC ... Parents are Michael and Melanie Thompson ... Major is undecided.

THOMPSON'S TOP TIMES

100 Free 50.95
200 Free 1:47.20
500 Free 4:46.75
1000 Free 10:03.95
1650 Free 16:39.44
100 Fly 1:00.36
200 Fly 2:11.62