Whether he’s winning an Olympic gold medal, driving a race car or deejaying at a club, Tyler Clary is always busy.
Last summer, the 23-year-old swimmer won gold at the 2012 Olympic Games in the 200-meter backstroke. In January, he completed the Skip Barber IndyCar Academy, finishing 13th out of 33 competitors.
Somewhere in between, Clary has spent time deejaying in night clubs. He also trains, travels to compete in swim meets, designs video games and does media interviews.
When does the guy sleep?
Clary has a lot going on, but his main focus is still training for the 2016 Olympic Games, he said. The race car driving and deejaying — that all takes place on the side.
In fact, he backed off from deejaying for a while, he said, but he plans to pick the hobby back up again soon.
“I’m not as active as I was after the Olympics. I got the chance to deejay at China White a couple of times, which was a lot of fun. It’s a great club,” Clary told Swimming World TV. “Locally I’m planning on starting up an internet radio show, maybe once or twice a week, just to kind of mix an start a little bit of a following and let people listen to what I do.”
Though he enjoys mixing, the activity is not high on his priority list right now, he said. After swimming, he hopes to start a new career as a race car driver. If that doesn’t work out, Clary may use his computer science degree from the University of Michigan to begin a new career.
That’s all down the road, though. For now, Clary plans to focus on his strongest skill — winning in the pool.