Michigan Picks Up Kentucky HS Champ Claire Donan for 2020

Claire Donan of Triton Swimming has verbally committed to the Michigan Wolverines for 2020. Donan was the runner-up in both breaststroke events at the 2017 US Summer Junior Nationals, and then finished 3rd in the 200 breast at the 2018 Summer Juniors.


  • 100y breast – 1:00.88
  • 200y breast – 2:12.25
  • 200y IM – 1:59.63
  • 400y IM – 4:16.91
  • 100y free – 50.99
  • 200y free – 1:49.51

Last high school season, as a sophomore with Sacred Heart Academy in Louisville, Donan won the 2018 KHSAA title in the 200 IM. She was also the runner-up in the 100 breast, and split 23.56 and 50.83 on Sacred Heart’s winning 200 and 400 free relays, respectively.

Michigan is led in breaststroke by 2018 NCAA 100 breast runner-up Miranda Tucker, a redshirt junior, and Jamie Yeung, a senior. Michigan will definitely be needing breaststroke reinforcements soon, and Donan should be an immediate contributor; she’s already at Big Ten B final level scoring speed in both breaststrokes and C final level scoring speed in the 200 IM.

Donan joins Casey Chung, #11 Kathryn Ackerman and Kalli Fama in Michigan’s class of 2024.

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Swim Papa
3 years ago

Congrats Claire! Interesting to see all the Louisville commits this past weekend, but yet Louisville, Kentucky’s top swimmer committed to go out of state that same weekend…

3 years ago

great get! Go Blue

About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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