Claire Bacon-Brenes
Claire Bacon-Brenes
Height: 5-2
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Portland, OR
High School: U S Grant
Events: Breast, IM
Major: Neuroscience
College: Scripps

At CMS
Entering her senior season as a member of the CMS Swimming and Diving team, where she competes in the breaststroke and individual medley ... Ranked second in CMS history in both the 100 breast (1:03.51) and the 200 breast (2:19.06). 

2018-19 (Junior): All-SCIAC (100 breast, 200 breast, 200 medley relay) ... Honorable mention CSCAA Scholar All-America ... Came in third at the SCIAC Championships in the 100 breast with a 1:05.04, earning All-SCIAC honors ... Also earned a third-place finish in the 200 breast with a 2:20.83 ... Helped the Athena 200 medley relay team to a second place finish with a 1:45.22.

2017-18 (Sophomore): Honorable-mention All-American (100 breast) ... SCIAC Champion (200 breast) ... All-SCIAC (100 breast) ... Earned a 14th place finish (1:03.88), improving eight spots from her freshman year ... Also finished 27th at nationals in the 200 breast (2:22.78) ... Qualified for nationals in the 100 fly as well, finishing 43rd (1:01.92) ... Part of a 200-yard medley relay team that finished 19th at nationals with a 1:45.60 ... SCIAC champion in the 200-yard breaststroke with a 2:21.02, winning by almost a full second ... Finished third at the 2018 SCIAC Championships in the 100 breast with a 1:04.63.

2016-17 (First-Year): SCIAC Champion (100 breast, 200 breast, 200 medley relay, 400 medley relay) ... Earned SCIAC titles in the 100 breast (1:03.51, setting a meet record) and 200 breast (2:19.06) in her rookie season ... Part of a 200 medley relay team that won by over a second at the SCIAC Championships with a 1:43.88, and a 400 medley relay team that won by over four seconds with a 3:48.42.  

Personal
Attends Scripps College, where she majors in neuroscience ... Spent the summer (2019) working in a neuroscience lab at UC San Diego ... Serves as a community coordinator for residential life at Scripps ... Lists "Digital Art" as her favorite course that she has taken in college so far ... Senior thesis is looking at mitochondrial activity in a mouse model of CMT2B peripheral neuropathy