Tyler Clary To Coach High School Swimming At Hotchkiss School

2012 Olympic champ Tyler Clary will join the coaching staff at the Hotchkiss School in Connecticut, he announced on his Twitter page this week.

Clary says he’ll start in February, joining the staff at the boarding school with a total body of about 600 students in grades 9-12. The boys high school season has already begun, with the first meet on the team’s listed schedule taking place next Saturday, January 14. Head coach Keith Moon noted that the current Hotchkiss group is a young but coachable crew. They’ll now get to learn from Clary, who won Olympic gold in 200 back in London.

Clary has long been one of the nation’s top all-around swimmers, but was continually blocked out of Olympic berths in the IM races due to Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte continuing to dominate the world into their 30s. Clary made the Olympic team in the 200 back in 2012, but missed the Rio team as young swimmers rose up in both the 400 IM and 200 backstroke for the United States.

Hotchkiss will host the team’s end-of-season meet, the New England Championships, in early March. Per the school’s website, the staff previously included Moon and assistant John McBratney. Clary’s Twitter announcement of his new job is below:

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PsychoDad
5 years ago

I know one thing only – when I want to show how to swim backstroke to our children, I show them Clary’s 200 back from London. Not Phelps and not Lockte.

CROOKED HILLARY
Reply to  PsychoDad
5 years ago

I don’t doubt that you know nothing else

ABC
Reply to  PsychoDad
4 years ago

Not Peirsol?

tea rex
5 years ago

The head coach’s name is Keith Moon? That is pretty cool.

ERVINFORTHEWIN
Reply to  tea rex
5 years ago

I thought the same thing

Firefish coach
5 years ago

As a Hotchkiss alum, couldn’t be more excited!

Merp
5 years ago

Good luck to Hotchkiss when they face the hilltoppers next weekend. We’ll be sure to warm them up for you, Tyler. Go hop!

Bigly
5 years ago

I always admired his toughness. He’s swim that 400 LCM IM dead tired in the middle of heavy training all the time. Plus he had that killer anchor leg on the 800 free relay at 2014 worlds.

ERVINFORTHEWIN
Reply to  Bigly
5 years ago

That Anchor was amazing indeed

Colin
5 years ago

Clary will be a stone’s throw away from Lime Rock Park, one of the best road racing facilities in the northeast. It seems perfect for him. I wish him well.

Skoorbnagol
5 years ago

Class act, told the truth about Phelps and never recovered on social media or with fans.
Extremely underrated, one of the best swimmers of all time, his versatility and range is highly impressive.
Good luck to him.

Markster
Reply to  Skoorbnagol
5 years ago

I believe his comment was in regards to Phelps 400IM which was the only event Clary competed with him in. And we all remember how well Phelps did in London with that event…. Clary was right!

Bigly
Reply to  Markster
5 years ago

And Phelps admitted that what Clary said about Phelps’ work ethic at the time was true. He just didn’t attribute it to Clary.

CROOKED HILLARY
Reply to  Markster
5 years ago

He did well enough to keep Benedict Clary in the stands during that race 🙂

Steff
Reply to  Skoorbnagol
5 years ago

Maybe because no matter what issues phelps may have had at the time it wasn’t Tyler’s place to speak about it

CROOKED HILLARY
Reply to  Skoorbnagol
5 years ago

Told the truth but sold him out in the process because he knew a good beating was coming his way in the 400 im

bobo gigi
5 years ago

He doesn’t look particularly fat on the photo. I thought he would already weigh at least 250 pounds a few months after his retirement. Bad prediction.

Markster
Reply to  bobo gigi
5 years ago

Imagine when Marco Koch retires…

Spectatorn
Reply to  bobo gigi
5 years ago

no fat NASCAR driver 😉

completelyconquered
Reply to  bobo gigi
5 years ago

I wonder how much money you lost at the Olympics this past summer.

ARK
Reply to  completelyconquered
5 years ago

Damn son

Bigly
Reply to  bobo gigi
5 years ago

That would be Marco Koch in season leading up to Rio.

ERVINFORTHEWIN
Reply to  bobo gigi
5 years ago

u didnt nail it this time LOL

CROOKED HILLARY
Reply to  bobo gigi
5 years ago

Have to admit I was thinking the same thing.

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