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National Champion at Stanford

National Champion at Stanford

Congratulations to Caitlin Klauer '17, who won national titles in synchronized swimming as an All-American student-athlete at Stanford University.

Above photo credit, Hector Garcia-Molina/, from the 2019 U.S. Collegiate Championships

From The Eagle-Tribune:

Caitlin Klauer helped Stanford win the USA Artistic Swimming Collegiate national championship in synchronized swimming. Klauer won national titles in both trio and 8-person team events along with the overall team title.

Image of Caitlin on All-American Slide

Career Accolades from the Stanford University Website

    Three-time Collegiate All-American (2018-20)

As a Junior (2020)

  • Collegiate All-American 
  • Helped Stanford finish first at Western Regionals
  • Finished first in the duet at Western Regionals with Hailee Heinrich with a score of 79.0333
  • Finished second in the trio at Western Regionals with Grace Alwan and Hailee Heinrich with a score of 78.5667

As a Sophomore (2019)

  • Collegiate All-American 
  • Helped team finish second at Collegiate National Championships
  • Earned bronze medal in trio with Grace Alwan and Natalie Fletcher with a score of 81.8000
  • Earned bronze medal in duet with Grace Alwan with a score of 83.1667
  • Finished sixth in technical competition Collegiate A Figures with a score of 78.2043

As a Freshman (2018)

  • Collegiate All-American 
  • Helped the team finish first at Western Regionals 
  • Finished first in duet at Western Regionals with Erica Slavin with a score of 81.3000
  • Claimed a top four spot in the technical competition at Western Regionals 
  • Finished first in trio at Collegiate National Championships with Clare McGovern and Erica Slavin with a score of 83.4333
  • Finished second in duet at Collegiate National Championships with Erica Slavin with a score of 83.5000
  • Finished second in team routine at Collegiate National Championships with Natalie Fletcher, Rachel Hyon, Joanna Langner, Jacklyn Luu, Clare McGovern, Erica Slavin and Dylan Harding with a score of 84.8000


  • 2017 Graduate of Central Catholic High School in Lawrence, MA 
  • Swam in High School (2013-2016), 2nd at Division II State Championships in 2016
  • Daughter of Jim and Kathleen Klauer
  • Three brothers: Matt, Daniel, and Thomas 
  • Started a volunteer program to teach young girls at the YWCA how to swim 
  • National Honor Society (2015-2017)
  • Harvard Book Award (2016)
  • Enjoys cooking, traveling, and photography in her free time 

A Raider Family

Caitlin's brother Matt graduated from Central Catholic in 2015, the University of Notre Dame in 2019, and is currently pursuing a doctorate at Duke University; her brother Daniel is graduating from Central Catholic this year as a member of the Class of 2021 and will be attending Northeaster University, and her brother Thomas is entering Central Catholic this fall as a member of the Class of 2025.

Congratulations, Caitlin, on an exceptional collegiate swimming career! We look forward to seeing what you accomplish next.

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