Claire Dudley Wilkiemeyer was a four-year letterwinner for the
swimming team, serving as a team captain during her senior
A First Team All-ODAC performer all four years, she was the first women's swimmer at W&L to qualify for the NCAA National Championships each of her four years and she helped lead the Generals to four-straight ODAC Championships.
Dudley Wilkiemeyer burst onto the scene as a freshman when she set five school records en route to earning ODAC and Atlantic States Swimmer of the Year honors. She qualified for NCAA Nationals in the 100 and 200 breast and the 200 IM, earning Honorable Mention All-America honors after finishing 12th in the 100 breast. Dudley Wilkiemeyer also qualified for Nationals as a sophomore and as a junior when she was tabbed the Atlantic States Swimmer of the Year. As a senior, she again advanced to NCAA Championship event and earned Honorable Mention All-America laurels with her 16th-place finish in the 200 breast.
The W&L Outstanding Swimmer each of her first three seasons, Dudley Wilkiemeyer helped lead the Generals to a then school-record eight wins (8-3) as a senior when she was named the Pres Brown Outstanding Senior Female Athlete. She was also named to the NCAA Division III All-Academic Swimming Team following her final season.
Dudley Wilkiemeyer graduated cum laude from W&L and was inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa. She later attended medical school and is now a practicing M.D.
Dudley Wilkemeyer completed her swimming career holding school-record times in the 100 breast (1:09.29), 200 breast (2:29.40), 400 IM (4:51.02), 200 medley relay (1:57.65), 400 medley relay (4:14.29) and 800 freestyle relay (8:16.07).