In early 2017, CW Therapy announced its first professional athlete sponsorship. We are proud to support Ali DeLoof, professional swimmer and USA Swimming National Team member. A 2016 University of Michigan graduate, she is now a Michigan graduate student pursuing a master’s degree in elementary education.
Ali concluded her stellar collegiate career at the 2016 US Olympic Trials with a 4th place finish in the 100-meter backstroke. As a rookie in the professional ranks, Ali made some pretty big waves in December at the 2016 Short Course World Championships. She took home 5 medals, including a Gold Medal for her part in the World Record breaking 200-meter Medley Relay team, where she swam the fastest 50-meter backstroke leg in American history.
In three appearances on the 2017 Arena Pro Swim Series circuit, she collected three wins in her signature 100-meter backstroke event (Indianapolis in March, in Mesa in April and in Atlanta in early May). At the US National Championships, held in Indianapolis in June, she finished 4th in the 100-meter backstroke to earn her second consecutive spot on the USA Swimming National Team. She finished her first professional season in style, representing Team USA at the World University Games in August, held in Taipei, Taiwan. There, she took home the Gold Medal in the 50-meter backstroke.
Ali DeLoof, we are so proud to have you represent CW Therapy!