Sheclyia was born and raised in Brooklyn, where she learned to swim at the Mill Basin Day Camp when she was six-years-old. Within a year, she was swimming competitively for the JCC Hurricanes club team. At Abraham Lincoln High School, she was not only a four-year varsity swimmer for the RailSplitters, Sheclyia was also the Captain of the team all four years of high school! After graduating, she went on to Penn State Altoona University, where she continued her swimming journey with the Altoona women's team. With a major in Security Risk Analysis and a minor in Information Sciences and Technology, Sheclyia’s career goal is to become a cybersecurity attorney.