Danny Clarke
Danny Clarke
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Phoenix, Ariz.
High School: Sunnyslope
Position: Butterfly/Freestyle
Major: History
Residential College: Berkeley

Best Times:

500 Freestyle: 4:42.96

1000 Freestyle: 9:45.29

1650 Freestyle: 16:16.07

2013-2014 (Senior): 500-yard freestyle: Season best time of 4:46.59 at HYP...1000-yard freestyle: Sixth place at Cornell, 11th place vs. Dartmouth and Penn... 1,650-yard freestyle: 25th at Bucknell invitational. 

2012-2013 (Junior): 500-yard freestyle: Best time in the event was at HYP, 15th with a time of 4:42.96...1650-yard freestyle: Another best time at HYP, 11th with a time of 16:19.95.

2011-2012 (Sophomore): 1000-yard freestyle: Best finish in the event was against Brown, second with a time of 9:53.09… 500-yard freestyle: Best finish in the event was against Brown, third with a time of 4:52.58… Finished 18th overall at HYP with a time of 4:55.18… 1650-yard freestyle: Finished 17th at Boston University’s Terrier Invitational with a time of 7:20.56 at Terrier Invitational… Finished ninth overall at HYP with a time of 16:32.75.

2010-2011 (Freshman): 1650-yard freestyle: 22nd at Ivy League Championships (16:17.74)... 10th at HYP (16:16.70)... 1000-yard freestyle: 27th at Ivy League Championships (9:49.17)... 5th vs. UMass (10:08.99)... 5th vs. Cornell (10:12.95)... 8th vs. Penn/Dartmouth (9:56.53)... 5th vs. UConn (9:46.27)... 4th vs. Brown (9:45.29)...500-yard freestyle: 19th at HYP (4:45.87)... 16th at Terrier Invitational (4:50.09)...200-yard butterfly: 16th at HYP (1:57.98)... 23rd at Terrier Invitational (2:00.50)... 5th vs. UMass (1:59.17)... 5th vs. Cornell (2:01.24).

Before Yale: Lettered all four years in swimming at Sunnyslope High School in Phoenix, Arizona… Sunnyslope’s Most Outstanding Swimmer all four years… Helped team to 2006 4A High School Swimming Championship… USA Swimming Academic All American… Swam for Phoenix Swim Club under Coach Dave Gibson… Sunnyslope High School Co-Valedictorian… Sunnyslope’s Most Outstanding Scholar Recipient… AP Scholar… City of Phoenix 2010 Young Man of the Year – District 6.

Personal: Member of Berkeley College... Intending to major in Economics... Father, Bill, was an All-American tennis player at the University of Kansas... Mother, Peggy, went to Arizona State University... Brother, Tommy, attends Yale Medical School... Sister, Alexandra, swam at Harvard.

Why Yale: "The rich academic and swimming tradition."