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Emily Claesson (2022) to Be part of Brothers Henry and Hayden at Virginia Tech


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Sprinter Emily Claesson from Virginia Seashore, Virginia, has introduced her verbal dedication to Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State College, aka Virginia Tech, for the 2022-23 college yr. She is going to simply miss overlapping together with her brother, H2Okie swimmer Henry Claesson, who may have graduated from Virginia Tech within the spring of 2022, however she’s going to spend a yr with Hayden, who swam and performed water polo in highschool. She additionally has a twin sister, Sarah.

“I’m so excited to announce my verbal dedication to Virginia Tech to proceed to swim and research. Thanks to all of my buddies, coaches, teammates from each Virginia and Illinois and my household for providing limitless help for me all through my journey. Go Hokies!! 🦃♥️🧡 #talonsup #gokies”

Claesson is a highschool junior. Her household moved to Virginia Seashore from La Grange, Illinois earlier than the beginning of the college yr. She spent the primary two years of highschool at Lyons Township Excessive Faculty and swam membership for Lyons Swim Membership. She specializes primarily within the 50/100/200 free and is a Winter Juniors qualifier within the 50/100 free.

On the 2019 IHSA Ladies State Championships, she finaled within the 50 free (sixth) and 100 free (11th) as a sophomore. Her finest 50 free time comes from earlier within the 2019-20 highschool season and her 100/200 occasions date from January 2020 on the BBSC Circle Metropolis Traditional the place she positioned sixth within the 50 free, third within the 100 free, third within the 200 free, fifth within the 100 fly, and 12th within the 200 IM. She competed at Illinois Swimming LSC Quick Course Championships in March and positioned 10th within the 50 free and 15th within the 500 free. Claesson has been with Tide Swim Workforce since fall 2020. Since September, she has notched PBs within the 1000/1650 free, 200 again, 200 breast, 200 fly, and 400 IM.

Prime SCY occasions:

  • 50 free – 23.35
  • 100 free – 50.51
  • 200 free – 1:51.08
  • 100 fly – 57.19
  • 200 IM – 2:08.60

Claesson will be a part of Carmen Weiler and Isabel Marstellar within the H2Okies’ class of 2026. A lot of the present Virginia Tech dash group may have graduated by the point she strikes to Blacksburg, however she’s going to overlap with sophomores Sarah Shackelford (22.87/49.14 final season and Julia Smith (23.66/52.01), and freshmen Emma Atkinson and Nadia Gonzalez De Oliveira.

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