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Claire
Donahue
United States of AmericaUnited States of America, USA
Swimming

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
12 January 1989
Height
170 cm
Residence
Bowling Green, KY, USA
Occupation
Coach
Languages
English
Higher education
Social Work Studies - Western Kentucky University: Bowling Green, KY, USA

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She first took swimming lessons at age three.
Why this sport?
"My family always says that they just threw me in a pool when I was about two or three, and I just started swimming. I think I'm just supposed to be swimming."

International Debut

Year
2011
Competing for
United States
Tournament
Pan American Games
Location
Guadalajara, MEX

General Interest

Hobbies
Spending time outdoors, cooking, ultimate frisbee, photography, cycling. (Facebook page, 06 Dec 2018)
Most influential person in career
Coach Bruce Marchionda. (swimswam.com, 08 Sep 2017)
Injuries
She had an appendectomy in January 2013. Her appendix and an ovarian cyst were removed in the operation. She returned to training just five days later. (swimmingworldmagazine.com, 11 Apr 2013; swimswam.com, 19 Feb 2013)
Awards and honours
She was named the 2011 Student Athlete of the Year at Western Kentucky University in the United States of America. (thedailytimes.com, 25 Oct 2011)
Famous relatives
Her sister Audrey is a two-time world champion in power tumbling. (usaswimming.org, 20 Jan 2012)
Other information
COACHING
Since September 2017 she has worked as a swimming coach for the Triangle Aquatic Center [TAC] Titans in Cary, NC, United States of America. (swimswam.com, 08 Sep 2017; Facebook profile, 03 Jul 2018)