|Hometown:||Castro Valley, Calif.|
|High School:||Castro Valley HS|
The junior decided to redshirt this season. In the exhibition events he swam, Clemensen went a lifetime best in the 100 Breast (57.19).
Clemensen participated in the 50 free (20.95), 100 free (46.73) 100 breast (57.47), 200 breast (2:18.39), 100 fly (57.11) and 100 IM (53.66) for Pacific his sophomore year.
Clemensen started his Pacific career with times of 20.66 in the 50 Free and 46.57 in the 100 Free. He also managed a 57.69 in the 100 Breast. In the 100 Fly, Clemensen swam a 57.78.
Clemensen finished a successful high school career at Castro Valley with first-place finishes in the Western Alameda County Conference in the 50 Free and 200 Free last year. He also took second in the 100 Free and 400 Free as a senior. His junior year, he set the conference record en route to winning the 50 Free. Clemensen took seventh in the state in the 200 Free as a senior, earning All-America status. He also had a top 15 state finish in the 50 Free.
Clemensen comes from a strong athletic background. His mother, Tracy, was a two-time Division II NCAA qualifier in springboard diving while at Cal State East Bay. His father, Michael, was a two-time All-American while playing football at Purdue. His brother, Dane, is currently a part of Cal Poly's track and field team and their wakeboard team. Erik enjoys wakeboarding, waterskiing, America Ninja Warrior training, and a host of other outdoor activities in his free time.