Army West Point Adds Eight-Time Florida 3A Finalist Clara Williams to Class of 2025

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NEW COMMIT: Junior National qualifier Clara Williams of Seminole, Fla. has announced her commitment to the United States Military Academy at West Point as a member of the Class of 2025.

She will join Maddie ClarkLauren WetzelMary Rotenberg, Meghan ColeSarah Platt, and Rea Smith in West Point at the start of the 2021-22 season.

Regarding her commitment, she said:

“I am beyond exited to announce my verbal commitment to continue my academic and athletic careers at the United States Military Academy. I would sincerely like to thank each and every person who has been a part of my journey; specifically my coaches, teammates, mother, and my grandfather. I am more than honored to continue his Westpoint legacy. I have a lot to live up to. I am grateful to have the opportunity to be a part of the Westpoint family. With that being said…Go Army! Beat Navy!”

A talented backstroker, Williams does her club swimming with Clearwater Aquatic Team and most recently won three events at the CAT Jingle Bell Invitational last month. In Summer 2019, she placed 10th in the 100m back and 15th in the 200m back at Gainesville Sectionals before going on to race those events at Junior Nationals.

Her best times include:

  • 50 back – 26.87
  • 100 back – 55.74
  • 200 back – 2:01.63
  • 100 fly – 55.47
  • 100 free – 51.98

Also competing for Osceola High School, Williams is an eight-time individual Florida 3A State Championship finalist. She placed third in the 100 back and fourth in the 100 fly as a senior while taking second and third, respectively, in those events during her junior season.

Williams would’ve scored in the A-final of the 200 back as well as the B-final of the 100 back and 100 fly at last year’s conference meet. Under head coach Brandt Nigro, the Black Knights finished fourth overall in the team standings at the 2020 Patriot League Championships.

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