UND Roster

2019-20 Swimming and Diving Roster

Claire DeSelm

Fly / IM

Class Senior
Hometown Chapel Hill, N.C.
High School Chapel Hill

As A Junior (2019-20)

  • Participated in the 200-yard Medley Relay with Meaghan Lyons, Katie Rentz, and Kelly Jacob (1:50.87).  Participated in the 100-yard Backstroke (59.53).  Participated in the 200-yard Backstroke (2:07.75) vs. Purdue.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2017-18):

•    Finished fourth in the 100 backstroke (:59.78) against Michigan State and No. 5 Texas A&M.
•    Against Illinois and Iowa, placed fourth in the 200 backstroke (2:07.17).
•    Swam her best at the Ohio State Winter Invite where she won the first race of her college career in the 200 backstroke with a career-best time of 1:59.08, placed second in the 100 backstroke with a career-best time of 54.75, and finished fourth in the 200 IM with a season-best time of 2:04.57.

AS A FRESHMAN (2016-17):

•    Had a third place finish in the 100 backstroke (:59.24) against IUPUI and Indiana State.
•    Showed improvement at the end of the season, having best meet at the Ohio State Winter Invite where she placed fourth in the 100 backstroke (:55.77), fifth in the 200 backstroke (2:01.75), fourth in the 100 butterfly (:56.17), and third in the 200 IM (2:06.57) with her top times of the season in each event.


•    Swam with prep team at Chapel Hill High School and on North Carolina Aquatic Club (NCAC) team all four years of high school.
•    With NCAC, named most valuable player four consecutive times and helped team finish second at 2015 Senior National meet.
•    As a freshman with prep team, finished third in 100 butterfly and fourth in 200 IM at North Carolina State Championships.
•    Improved to state champion in both events as a sophomore.
•    Crowned Big 8 Conference, Division 3A Women’s Swimming State Championship MVP for her titles and was recognized as a Scholastic All-American in both events.
•    Also recognized as high school swimming All-American.
•    As a junior, repeated as 3A state champion in 100 butterfly and 200 IM.
•    Voted captain and again earned Scholastic All-American honors.
•    As a senior, won 3A state title for third consecutive year in 100 butterfly, finishing fourth in 200 IM.
•    Recipient of 3A Women’s Swimming Outstanding Sportsmanship Award.
•    Won NCHSAA Performance of the Week Award (Feb. 9, 2016).
•    Captained CHHS team for second season and was voted 2016 Big 8 Conference Swimmer of the Year.
•    Team finished regular season 9-0 and went on to win conference championship, regional championship and finish second at state championship meets.
•    Outside of the pool, volunteers with Special Olympics.
•    Also served as a senator in Chapel Hill High School student government, as a senior athlete representative for North Carolina Swimming and as Tiger Roar Advisor, assisting with school spirit club.
•    Member of Rho Kappa National History Honors Society and Latin Honors Society.
•    Elected Vice President of Chapel Hill High School National Honors Society.
•    Biggest athletic thrill to date was representing CHHS and winning individual events at state championship for three years.
•    Youngest child of Tracy and Rich DeSelm.
•    Has an older brother, Grant.
•    Father, Rich, is current head men’s and women’s swimming coach at his alma mater, the University of North Carolina, and served as a U.S. Swimming National Team coach in 2014.
•    Grandfather Jack Martin played football and baseball at Kentucky.