Maddie Clark back in the water


On Sept. 24 senior swimmer Maddie Clark was involved in a car accident on State Street, breaking her pelvis, sternum and a few ribs. She was admitted into the hospital for a week, followed by half a week of rehab, putting a pause on her swimming career. 

Senior Maddie Clark is committed to swim at the United States Military Academy at West Point in New York and is planning on majoring in life science on the pre-med track.

After being in a wheelchair, Clark hit a big milestone when she started standing on Oct. 20 and later walking on Nov. 18.

“My transition has been very smooth with little pain,” Clark said. Eager to get back to swimming, her first time back in the water was with her club swim team on Nov. 18. She had her first swim with the Marian team on Nov. 20.

“My goals for the rest of the season are to walk normally and carry my own backpack, have my pelvis continue to heal and be able to drive. I would also like to be able to swim at state, because it is my senior year,” Clark said.

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