Texas A&M Commit Clairmont Takes Bronze at Canadian National Championships

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WINDSOR, Ontario – Incoming Texas A&M freshman diver Alyssa Clairmont, finished with a Canadian National Championship bronze medal in the 1-meter springboard at the 2019 Speedo Summer Nationals at the Windsor International Aquatic and Training Centre on Saturday.

Clairmont placed third with a 252.80 final score. The Regina, Saskatchewan native had her best dive when she completed a reverse 1.5 somersault in her second dive of the 1-meter finals. Earlier in the day, Clairmont had a top-five finish in the 1-meter preliminary round, finishing with a 233.95 final score to secure her spot in the finals.

The incoming freshman also competed in the 3-meter finals on Friday. She posted a 269.50 score, placing seventh. Her highest score (63.00) during the 3-meter dive came from a 2.5 somersault.

Clairmont concluded the Canadian National Championships on Sunday in the 10-meter finals, finishing in the top eight with a final score of 270.90.

“Alyssa showed great confidence diving in a senior event with Olympians,” Texas A&M diving coach Jay Lerew said. “I’m very happy to see her compete at a high level and final in all three events. It’s rare to have a three-event Aggie coming in. We are very excited Alyssa decided to come to Aggieland.”

Clairmont has been diving for seven years and was named the Regina Diving Club Top Junior Elite Female in 2017. She was a bronze medalist at the Canada 2017 Summer games and will join the Aggies for the 2019-20 season.

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