WXYZ Senior Salutes: Hope college swimmer Daniel Clyde

Posted at 11:09 PM, Mar 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-20 23:14:19-04

We're celebrating athletes whose senior seasons have abruptly ended.

WXYZ Senior Salutes: We are asking for your senior year sports stories for our Brad Galli and Justin Rose to highlight on TV.

Daniel Clyde is a swimmer at Hope College. He competed through collapsed lungs, multiple concussions, a dislocated elbow, and a fractured bone throughout his career. He set three MIAA conference records.

He made a goal to swim in nationals this year - and made it. He couldn't compete. For once, it wasn't because of injuries. It was because of the coronavirus shutting down sports.

Daniel, we salute you!

Kudos to ESPN's Scott Van Pelt for leading the way in calling for these stories. Our producer Megan Garagiola thought we could showcase some in metro Detroit to share on our platforms.