Around here, we know her as a hard-working former student, in the classroom and in the pool. She’s a 2010 graduate of Delavan-Darien High School. She’s the daughter of a former Comets swim coach. She’s a former WIAA swimming state champion.
She’s Emily McClellan.
She’s also known around the world as one of the top up-and-coming swimmers. McClellan qualified for the Olympic trials this past summer and nearly made it. She missed the cut, but had she made it to London as part of Team U.S.A., her time in the 100-meter breaststroke would have placed her eighth in the world.
She’s a contender to swim for Team U.S.A. in the Olympics in 2016. And she’ll be swimming in Russia this summer as a member of the U.S. Intercollegiate Team. She’ll also be heading back to the NCAA Championships once again after another record-setting year in the college pool.
Her college, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, caught up with our star alumni swimmer for an interview about her swimming experiences. Here’s what she had to say: