With Michigan becoming all-of-a-sudden a hotbed for distance talent (including 2012 Olympian Connor Jaeger), and the pro training group at Fullerton seeming to be all-but-dissapated, Tyler Clary has decided to return to Ann Arbor after the Olympics to continue training with Club Wolverine at the University of Michigan.
For Clary, who spent his three years at the NCAA level swimming for Michigan, this will give him both the opportunity to continue his elite training as well as complete his degree, which he left unfinished to focus on his Olympic training. He’ll join fellow Fullerton trainees Emily Brunemann and Michael Klueh, who will also join this group in September.
Clary will be a part of an IM/distance group that will include: Klueh, Brunemann, Jaeger, Sean Ryan, Kyle Whitaker, Ryan Feeley, and now Clary. That’s not bad for a program led by coach Mike Bottom, who built his reputation as a sprint coach at the Race Club.