BALTIMORE, Maryland, July 21. ALTHOUGH he most recently earned attention for some remarks regarding Michael Phelps' work ethic, Olympian Tyler Clary is gaining attention for his away-from-the-pool activities as well.
Clary, who also goes by the name DJ Copacetic as a music producer, earned the attention of the music blog Embrace the Beat.
Blogger Connor Kalisz wrote the following about Clary's musical talents:
In the spirit of the 2012 Olympics in London this summer I have something special to share with you all. Olympic swimmer, Tyler Clary is obviously well known for being a swimmer but what about his other life? Tyler, whose DJ/producing alias is 'DJ Copacetic' made this mix while he was on his trip to Shanghai, China. This mix includes all the classics and more; I'm actually very impressed with Clary's ability to not only mix but produce. Even though he only has 3 songs available on his Soundcloud, each one is quality. Tyler has said once he's done swimming he will have more time focus more on his career as a producer. Exciting right? totally! Hoping for the best for his guy in the water and out.
Our readers might recognize the name of the author as well. Kalisz, the brother of Courtney and Chase of the North Baltimore Aquatic Club, is also heavily into the music scene as well as training in the sport. So much so, that he created Embrace the Beat. His sister is also a DJ in California. Kalisz is also the co-founder of the popular Twitter feed @swimmerproblems.
“Embrace the Beat is a website that's mission is to spread and promote music for personal enjoyment,” Kalisz said. “Being swimmers, we know we all need a good pump up song or playlist before a race or game. Our goal is to help you 'get in that zone' that you need to help your performance and attitude. Outside of sports, we aim to provide not only entertainment but serenity by promoting peaceful and calm songs as well.”