Clark Wakeland
Distance Free

Clark Wakeland

Distance Free

Year Freshman
Height 6-1
Hometown Austin, Texas
Last School Westlake
Club Team Austin Swim Club
Clark Wakeland

Biography

Before Tech: A four-year letterwinner in swimming under head coach Steve Navarro at Westlake High School … Served as a team captain as a senior … A two-time NISCA all-American … Led his team to four-straight regional and district championships from 2015-18 and to a state runner-up finish in both 2016 and 2017 … A two-time first-team all-state performer in both the 200 and 500 free events (2017 and 2018) … Placed third overall in the 500 free (4:28.92) at the 2018 UIL Texas 6A State Championships … Also finished fifth in the 200 free (1:40.71) at the 2018 Texas state championship meet … Was a 2018 UIL 6A Region 3 champion in the 500 free (4:34.54) … Was also an open water nationals qualifier … Set the Austin Swim Club program record in the 1000 free … A three-time USA swimming scholastic all-American … Graduated in the top 10 percent of his graduating class … A National Merit Scholar … A member of the Aerospace Design-Build-Fly Club.

Personal: Full name is Clark Daniel Wakeland … Born on March 16, 2000 in Houston, Texas … Son of Richard and Maureen Wakeland … Mother, Maureen, swam at Texas A&M … Has an older brother named Michael … Also enjoys open water swimming … Chose Tech to challenge himself as an athlete and a student, the great opportunities that Tech provides after graduation and the athletic facilities … Intends to major in aerospace engineering.