Getting to know… Maura Clarke

Freshman Swimmer

Purvit Patel

Freshman Swimmer

Name: Maura Clarke
Year: Freshman
Major: International Studies
Hometown: Plains, Pa.
High School: Coughlin High School
Position: Butterfly and Mid-Distance Freestyle

Q: What was the driving force for your decision to come to Wilkes?

A: To be able to participate in AFROTC and be on the swim team.

Q: Post-graduation plans in terms of a Career?

A: To be a pilot in the United States Air Force

Q: What are your hopes for your current season as a Colonel?

A: To break my personal records at MACs.

Q: When/Why did you first begin swimming?

I first started swimming when I was 8 at the CYC because I always really enjoyed being in the water.

Q: If you had to choose one thing about Wilkes’ Swimming Program that you could improve, what would it be?

A: It would be nice if we could have our own pool.

Q: Do you have other sports/interest/hobbies off of the field?


Q: Who would you say, is the most influential person in your life?

A: Majeed Al-Mutairi, fellow swimmer

Q: A quote you live your life by?

A: “We cannot become what we want to be by remaining what we are”

Q: What does “Be Colonel” mean to you?

A: Having pride in Wilkes and my team

Q: If you could have dinner with a famous person from the past, who would it be?

A: Slim Shady