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 Claire Donahue: Swimming

 Donahue is an Olympic 100-meter butterfly swimmer.

Donahue was a letter winner in swimming, track and field and cross country during high school. She went on to swim at Western Kentucky University. She broke the school record in the 100- and 200-yard butterfly during her freshman season. She went on to set a total of five school records throughout her career at WKU. 

In 2008, Donahue qualified for the Olympic Trials in the 100- and 200-meter butterfly. She did not qualify for the Olympic Games.In 2010, she captured her first NCAA All-American titles after finishing fourth in the 100-yard butterfly.

Donahue had an outstanding 2011 season. She improved her finish in the 100-yard butterfly at NCAA's, placing second overall. She competed at the Pan American Games. There, she won the 100-meter butterly. Finally, she won silver at the U.S. National Championships. 

She qualified once again for the Olympic Trials in 2012. There, she finished second in the 100-m butterfly, earning a spot on the London Olympic team. At the Games, she finished seventh in the 100m butterly and swam the butterfly leg of the 4X100m medley semifinal round. She helped them advance to the final round. At the finals, Dana Vollmer took over the butterfly leg. The relay won gold.

 

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