Clara Heffernan
    Clara Heffernan


    Olympia, WA

    High School:


    Distance Free


    Air Force Sets Five More School Records Saturday at MW Championships

    Davis sets three records and Menke sets two in one event.


    Air Force Leads After Day One At Incarnate Word Invitational

    Falcons led by win in 500 free by freshman Sara Menke.


    Falcons Go 4-1 Saturday In Second Meet vs. North Dakota, Seattle and Wyoming

    Falcon men go 2-1 and women go 2-0.


    Falcons Go 4-1 Saturday In Second Meet vs. North Dakota, Seattle and Wyoming

    Women go 2-0 and men's team goes 2-1 for second consecutive day.


    Davis Sets 200 Breaststroke Record At Hansel Invite Saturday

    Falcons with five school top 10 swims on the day.

    personal bests
    200 free - 1:54.32
    500 free - 5:05.16
    1000 free - 10:44.00^
    1650 free - 17:31.90
    ^ Academy Top 10

    2012-13 (SOPHOMORE): Second on the team in the 1000 and 1650 free...time of 10:24.87 in 1000 free is eighth-fastest time in Academy history...1650 time of 17:20.83 is just outside Academy top 10...swam the fifth-fastest 200 free time (1:53.30) on the team...MW all-academic for second time.

    2011-12 (FRESHMAN): Swam the fastest 1650 free on the team...ranked second in the 500 and 1000 free and third in the 200 free...MW all-academic.

    HIGH SCHOOL (Olympia):Lettered four years in record holder in the 200 and 500 free in addition to several relay records...three-time scholastic All-American...high school swim coach was Mel Smith...swam club for Tacoma Swim Club, coached by Jay Benner and Trever Gray.

    PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 10...has an older brother...nickname is Clarita...hobbies are playing the cello and piano, listening to music and singing...favorite food is Korean...favorite movie is the BBC version of Pride and Prejudice...credits Jay Benner has having the biggest influence on her sports career...most noteworthy thing about her home town is that it rains almost every day...favorite athlete is Roger Bannister...if she could be on any reality TV show, it would be Minute to Win it...favorite quote is: "Carpe Diem."...daughter of Mike and Becky Heffernan.

    Inside Women's Swimming