Clark Burckle

Clark Burckle

Clark Burckle
Personal information
Full name Christopher Clark Burckle, Jr.
Nationality  United States
Born (1988-02-23) February 23, 1988
Louisville, Kentucky
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 196 lb (89 kg)
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Breaststroke, individual medley
Club Lakeside Swim Team
College team University of Florida
University of Arizona

Christopher Clark Burckle, Jr. (born February 23, 1988) is an American competition swimmer who specializes in breaststroke and medley events. He competed in the 200-meter breaststroke at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Burckle was born in Louisville, Kentucky. He attended St. Xavier High School in Louisville, and was a member of St. Xavier Tigers Sharks high school swim team. He was raised in an athletic family. His father Chris swam at the University of Louisville and his mother Jill played tennis for the University of California, Santa Barbara and Indiana University. His older sister Caroline swam for the University of Florida and was an Olympic bronze medalist.

Burckle initially attended the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he swam for coach Gregg Troy's Florida Gators swimming and diving team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) competition from 2006 to 2008.[1] For his senior year in 2010, he transferred to the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona, where he swam for the Arizona Wildcats swimming team.[2] Burckle won the NCAA championship in the 200-yard breaststroke while at the University of Arizona, helping the Wildcats to a third-place team finish at the NCAA national championship in 2010.[2]

He was a finalist in the 200-meter breaststroke and 400-meter individual medley events at the 2008 United States Olympic Trials. At the 2012 United States Olympic Trials, Burckle finished second in the 200-meter breaststroke with a time of 2:09.97, qualifying to compete at the 2012 Olympics.[3] At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, he finished sixth in the 200-meter breaststroke final with a time of 2:09.25.

See also


  1. ^, Men's Swimming and Diving, 2007–08 Roster, Clark Burckle. Retrieved July 5, 2012
  2. ^ a b Arizona, Men's Swimming, 2009–10 Roster, Clark Burckle. Retrieved July 5, 2012.
  3. ^ Paul Newberry, " Louisville's Clark Burckle makes Olympic swim team in upset," Lexington Herald-Leader (June 30, 3012). Retrieved July 5, 2012.

External links

  • Clark Burckle – National Team swimmer profile at
  • Clark Burckle – University of Arizona athlete profile at
  • Clark Burckle – University of Florida athlete profile at