Georgia Tech men’s swimming will compete at the 2018 ACC Championships this week in Greensboro, N.C.
Georgia Tech swimming and diving swept the Emory Eagles in dual meet action on Saturday at the McAuley Aquatic Center
Georgia Tech swimming and diving will be back in action next Saturday at 11 a.m. versus Emory on Senior Day
Georgia Tech swimming & diving will return to action in two weeks at South Carolina on Jan. 20
Two school records fall as men finish third, women finish fourth
2016-17 (Freshman): Closed out his freshman campaign with career-best marks in the 100 fly (48.71) and the 500 free (4:30.64) at the ACC Championships, as well as the 200 fly (1:47.71) at the Ohio State Last Chance Meet … Also had a career-best mark of 1:41.37 in the 200 free at the Georgia Tech Invitational … Recorded the fourth-fastest time of the year for Tech in both the 500 free (4:30.64) and the 200 fly (1:47.71) … Also had the fifth-fastest time on the season in the 100 fly (48.71) … Earned runner-up honors in both the 100 fly (50.65) and 200 fly (1:50.92) events in his first meet as a Jacket versus Boston College and Pitt … Also finished fourth in the 200 fly (1:50.31) and sixth in the 100 fly (50.44) in the dual meet against Notre Dame … Recorded a second-place showing in the 200 free (1:42.62) and a third-place finish in the 200 fly (1:52.05) against Cincinnati and FAU … Finished fourth in the 200 fly versus Alabama (1:51.38) and in the tri-meet with Florida State and SCAD (1:49.85) … Placed fifth in both the 100 fly (49.80) and the 200 fly (1:47.71) events at the Ohio State Last Chance Meet.
Before Tech: Swam for four years at Page High School under coach Nicole Krasowski … Ranked as high as seventh overall in the state of North Carolina … Was a team captain his senior season … Led his team to four-straight conference championships, including two undefeated seasons … Tabbed a high school all-American … A four-time state champion … Also a four-time all-conference selection … Named the conference swimmer of the year his senior season in 2015-16 … A three-time USA scholastic all-American … Holds the Metro 4A Conference record in the 100 fly … Holds school records in the 200 free, 100 fly, 200 free relay, 400 free relay and 200 medley relay events at Page H.S. … Also holds the John Sawyer Meet record in the 200 free … Was a participant in the Carolina Crown Swim Challenge, a swim meet that mixes the best swimmers from North Carolina and South Carolina on four different teams to compete against each other … A member of the Page Honors Society … Served as the class president as a freshman, sophomore and junior ... Was the student body president his senior year … Earned an Eagle Scout award.
Personal: Full name is Clayton Mallard Hering … Goes by Clay … Born Aug. 29, 1997 … Son of Clark and Beverly Hering … Has two younger siblings named Tanner and Flinn … Grandfather, George Hering III, was the speaker of the house for the Delaware state legislature … Chose Georgia Tech because of the swimming program and facilities, the location and the reputation of the school overall … Intends to major in business administration.
|Hering's Career Top Times (through 11/30/17)|
|100 Fly||48.71||2017 ACC Championships|
|200 Fly||1:46.67||2017 Georgia Tech Invitational|
|200 Free||1:41.37 (s)||2016 Georgia Tech Invitational|
|500 Free||4:30.64||2017 ACC Championships|
|* relay split (s)|