Charlie Clark


Player profile

  • Year Junior
  • Hometown Sandusky, Ohio
  • Last School Perkins High School
  • Club Vacationland Swim Club

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Career Bests

Career Honors

  • CSCAA All-American
    • 1650 Free (2021, 2022)
  •  First Team All-Big Ten (2022)

2021-22 (Sophomore)

  • Named to the U.S. national team prior to the season
  • 2022 Big Ten Champion in the 1650 free
  • Finished eighth in the 1650 at the NCAA Championships)
  • Took bronze in the 500 free at the conference championship meet
  • Won the 500 and 1000 free in the Buckeyes’ dual win over Michigan
  • Qualified for the 2022 World Championships with second-place finishes in the 800 and 1500 freestyle
  • Also raced open water for Team USA at the World Championships


2020-21 (Freshman)

  • Won the 500 (4:30.47) and 1000 (9:07.90) at the season opener against Penn State (1/16)
  • Touched the wall first in 9:07.08 in the 1000 against Rutgers and Purdue (2/6)
  • Swam in the 1650 Free, 200 IM and 500 Free for the Buckeyes at the Big Ten Championships
  • Recorded a personal best time of 4:17.74 in the 500 Free to take fourth at the conference championships
  • Qualified for the 1,650 Free with an Ohio State school record time of 14:45.24 and went on to best that time with a 14:40.70 at the national championships

Prior to Ohio State

  • Clark was a standout distance freestyle swimmer at Perkins High School.
  • He earned 2020 U.S. Olympic Team trial invites in the 800 and 1,500 freestyle events.
  • He was a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American.
  • Won state championships in the 500 freestyle in 2020
  • At the 2019 OHSAA Division II state championships, he was runner-up in the 500 free and was fourth in the 200 free.
  • Also competed in cross country and tennis for the Pirates


  • Son of Jimmy and Patty Clark
  • Hobbies include running, playing guitar and photography
  • Wants to become a college swim coach and swim professionally after graduation
  • Majoring in sport industry