USA Swimming: Klueh Gives Back to Athletes and Swimming in Many Ways

USA Swimming spent time catching up with Athletes Connected program coordinator Emily Klueh and her impact on student-athletes and the sport of swimming.

By Mike Watkins

When it became clear she was ready to retire from competitive swimming and move forward into the next phase of her life, Emily Brunemann Klueh knew she needed to do something emphatic and personal for a smooth transition.

Knowing it could be difficult leaving behind something that became more than just a sport, Klueh said she chose to channel that love into her work, her marriage (to fellow swimmer Michael Klueh) and ultimately herself.

“Finding a passion away from the sport of swimming has been significant in helping us move on from the sport,” she said of both her and Michael, who also recently retired from the sport and is now in medical school. “While we are both very busy we support each other and respect each other’s passions. Being able to come home and talk about our days is one of my favorite things.”

Since retiring in November 2016, Klueh has been focusing on her career as a Performance Psychology Athlete Counseling Counselor in the University of Michigan Athletic Department as well as the Program Coordinator for Athletes Connected at her alma mater. She started her position with Michigan in January 2017 and has been part of Athletes Connected since 2014.

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