Claire Barron
Claire Barron
Height: 5-9
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Lowestoft, England
High School: Benjamin Britten/New Orleans
Position: Breast/Mid Free

2011-12: Helped both the 200-yd. and 400-yd. medley relay teams win gold at the America East Championships... Finished fourth in the 100 (1:04.08) and 200 breaststroke (2:19.19) events and ninth in the 500 free (4:57.96) at the conference meet, setting a new season-best in each event... Her time in the 100 breast ranks third all-time in UMBC history while her 200 breast and 500 free times rank fifth and ninth, respectively... Finished in second in the 200 breaststroke at the Patriot Invitational... Won three individual events during the Retrievers' dual meet season in addition to helping UMBC win two relays. 

  

2010-11: Placed fourth in the 200-yard breaststroke, sixth in the 100-yard breaststroke and 10th in the 500-yard freestyle at the America East Championships... Finished sixth in the 200 back and 11th in the 100 breast at the Patriot Invitational... Best finish in a dual meet came in the 200 breast where she placed second against Rider... Swam season-best 100 breast (1:05.13) and 200 breast (2:20.71) at the conference meet, which both rank sixth respectively on UMBC's all-time list... 500 free (4:59.47) at the conference championships places 10th on the all-time list.

 

Background: Claimed the bronze as part of the 200-yard medley relay for the University of New Orleans at the 2010 Sunbelt Conference Championships… Earned a silver medal at the ASA National Youth Championships in the United Kingdom in the 100-meter breaststroke and finished fifth in the 200 breast.

 

Personal: Daughter of Craig and Allyson Barron… Has two older brothers, Craig and Graeme… Majoring in economics… Born Dec. 17, 1990.