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  1. Ad Astra Per Aspera

    Mar 11, 2014, 5:11 PM EDT

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    A while ago I was reading Notre Dame women’s swimming meet recap and noticed a familiar town name: Lawrence, as in Lawrence, Kansas. Whoa. While I’m from Wichita (Kansas), located about 2.5 hours south of Lawrence, I have family in Lawrence. So I texted my cousin, currently a junior at the University of Kansas, and asked,…

  2. Reaney Takes On The World

    Jul 9, 2013, 12:05 PM EDT

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    Junior swimmer Emma Reaney (’15) recently took to the pool for the Phillips 66 USA Swimming National Championship in Indianapolis. Here is the experience in her words… A couple of weeks ago I took the short trek down to Indianapolis to compete in the Phillips 66 USA Swimming National Championships/World Championship Trials. For you non-swimmers,…

  3. Reaney, Chiang Build Irish Point Total

    Mar 24, 2013, 12:56 AM EDT

    Emma Reaney 100m Breaststroke

    It was another big day for the Notre Dame women’s swimming and diving program as the Irish picked up another two All-America honors as Emma Reaney registered her sixth career All-American citation while senior Jenny Chiang collected her first ever All-America scroll. Reaney’s fifth place performance paired with Chiang’s 12th place showing earned the Irish…

  4. Reaney Highlights Day 1 at NCAAs

    Mar 22, 2013, 1:22 PM EDT

    Emma Reaney competing in the 200 IM.

    Sophomore Emma Reaney led the Irish on an extremely productive first day at the 2013 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships. Reaney finished in ninth place in the 200 IM, garnering her fourth Honorable Mention All-America accolade. She did not wait long to pick up her fifth as she helped the Irish’s 400 medley relay squad finish…

  5. March Madness: Busy Weekend for the Fighting Irish

    Mar 3, 2013, 7:19 PM EDT

    Even if you were running as fast as the athletes in this photo, you probably weren't quick enough to catch all of this weekend's Fighting Irish athletics action.

    Thirteen Fighting Irish athletic teams took to the court, field, diamond, track, ice, pool and piste, in what was most definitely one of the busiest weekends of the year for Notre Dame athletics. On campus, the track & field programs competed in day two of the Alex Wilson Invitational, men’s lacrosse made its 2013 home…

  6. Irish Remain Strong After Day 2

    Mar 1, 2013, 9:46 AM EDT

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    The Notre Dame men’s swimming and diving program took the lead Wednesday but decided that wasn’t good enough so they went out and won three of the four events last night.  Not only did they win three events, but they took the top three spots in two of those events.  Frank Dyer then topped the…

  7. Coach Tallman Explains NCAA Rule Change

    Feb 28, 2013, 5:03 PM EDT

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    As the records keep falling at the BIG EAST Swimming and Diving Championships this week at the IUPUI Natatorium in Indianapolis, a recent tweak to the qualifying process for the NCAA Championships has changed the means in which a relay may become eligible to participate in the pinnacle of collegiate competition. Matt Tallman, Associate Head…

  8. Oh What A Night

    Feb 28, 2013, 11:11 AM EDT

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    The Notre Dame men and women’s swimming and diving programs both had historic nights at the BIG EAST Championships yesterday. The men had the best night in program history, while Jenny Chiang accomplished something that no Irish or BIG EAST diver ever has. The women showed up in full force last night and took down rival…

  9. Irish Swimming and Diving Storm Indy

    Feb 27, 2013, 8:51 AM EDT

    The Irish at last year's BIG EAST championships.

    The Irish women’s and men’s swimming and diving programs have descended upon Indianapolis for the next four days as they compete in the BIG EAST Championships. The men look to repeat as BIG EAST champions after they dethroned rival Louisville last season. The women look to claim back the title that they had held for 14 straight…

  10. Golic’s New Gig

    Jan 29, 2013, 10:01 AM EDT

    Mike Golic also emceed the BCS pep rally earlier this month in Miami (Photo by Mike Bennett).

    You know you can hear him every morning on ESPN Radio, and you know you can see him with his family on Notre Dame’s campus every football weekend. You can now add Notre Dame Swimming & Diving meets to the list of places you can see (and now hear) Mike Golic. Because his daughter Sydney…

  11. Irish Close Out Home Slate With Shamrock Invite

    Jan 25, 2013, 12:05 PM EDT

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    Being a senior has changed my perspective on a lot of things at Notre Dame. One of which is my empathy during Senior Day at sporting events. Being a senior, I can sympathize with the senior athletes on a whole other level and this weekend is no exception.  This is the last opportunity these senior swimmers…

  12. 2012 in Review: March

    Dec 29, 2012, 1:25 PM EDT

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    It’s often said that “March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.” While I don’t know the origin of that particular phrase, I can tell you one thing – it was a wild month for the Fighting Irish. Here are some of the highlights. On Senior Night at Purcell Pavilion, Notre…

  13. New “Strong of Heart” Debuts on Sunday

    Dec 12, 2012, 1:19 PM EDT

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    On Sunday, Dec. 16, the latest in Notre Dame’s Strong of Heart series will debut on NBC Sports Network. The episode tells the inspiring stories of a pair of former Irish athletes – women’s basketball player Dr. Carol Lally Shields (’79) and swimmer Haley Scott DeMaria (’95). Dr. Lally Shields is a world-renowned ophthamologist in…

  14. Reaney Re-writes Irish Record Book

    Dec 11, 2012, 12:17 PM EDT

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    At the Ohio State Invitational, sophomore swimmer Emma Reaney didn’t just break a couple of records, she smashed them and now she holds four individual records, the most for any one swimmer in Fighting Irish swimming and diving history. In a sport that is typically decided by milli-seconds, Reaney crushed the previous 400 IM and…

  15. Irish Swimming and Diving Programs Close Out Fall On A High Note

    Dec 8, 2012, 7:26 PM EDT

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    Both the men’s and women’s swimming and diving squads closed out the fall portion of their schedules with great performances at the Hawkeye Invitational and the Ohio State Invitational, respectively. The men claimed second place at the Hawkeye Invitational behind the number one nationally ranked Michigan Wolverines.  The Irish, who are ranked 21st in the…

  16. SAAC Throws 16th Annual Pediatric Christmas Party

    Dec 7, 2012, 12:37 PM EDT

    Women's basketball players Jewell Loyd and Markisha Wright decorate cookies children at the Pediatric Christmas Party.

    Last night, the Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) held their 16th Annual Pediatric Christmas Party. SAAC invites the pediatric hematology and oncology wards from Memorial Hospital every year, and this year added St. Joseph Regional Medical Center to the list. Tammy Robison, the parent advocate for Memorial Hospital, said, “It’s phenomenal! It’s so great for our…

  17. Irish Swimming and Diving Enter Final Weekend

    Nov 30, 2012, 8:58 AM EDT

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    This weekend both the Irish men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs will compete in the last meet of the fall slate.  The men will be competing in the Hawkeye Invitational while the women will journey to the Ohio State Invitational (the women divers are headed with the men to the Hawkeye Invitational though). Typically…

  18. Fighting Irish Xtra: 11/12/12

    Nov 12, 2012, 4:06 PM EDT

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    The FIX is back, and better than ever. If you’re a frequent viewer, you might notice this week’s episode has a new look. Coming to you from the Fighting Irish Digital Media studio, Katherine Dudas has the recap on basketball, soccer and swimming in less than two minutes.

  19. Irish Welcome Boilermakers to Rolfs Aquatic Center

    Nov 2, 2012, 9:31 AM EDT

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    The Irish swimming and diving programs will kick off an action-packed weekend on the campus of the University of Notre Dame when they welcome the Boilermakers of Purdue to the Rolfs Aquatic Center. The in-state duel in the pool will feature both the men’s and women’s squads from both institutions. Notre Dame looks for revenge against Purdue…

  20. Women’s Swimming and Diving Heads to Auburn

    Oct 25, 2012, 11:04 AM EDT

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    The Irish women’s swimming and diving program is in Alabama today, ready to square off against national powerhouse Auburn University. The trip signifies the return of Notre Dame women’s head coach Brian Barnes to his previous home, as Barnes was an assistant coach for the Auburn program before heading to South Bend in 2008 to…

  21. The Rowdy Gaines Experience: ND Style

    Oct 16, 2012, 2:32 PM EDT

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    Everyone in the swimming community, and even many outside of the sport, only need to hear one voice to know that a swim meet is on TV – the voice of Rowdy Gaines. In fact, I cannot recall watching a major televised swimming event without hearing his voice. He has become synonymous with televised swimming. I…

  22. Irish Swimming and Diving Open Campaign with Dennis Stark Relays

    Oct 12, 2012, 1:41 PM EDT

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    The history of Notre Dame athletics is full of legends. Whether Knute Rockne, the Gipper or any of the individuals who have brought national fame to the university, they have all made significant contributions to the University of Notre Dame. One of these legends is long-time Notre Dame swimming and diving coach Dennis Stark. Later…

  23. Swim Clinic Makes A Splash For Cancer Awareness

    Oct 4, 2012, 9:29 AM EDT

    Sophomore Emma Reaney instructs campers at the second annual Fighting Irish Swim Clinic.

    Swimming is all about the little things. Whether it is the milli-seconds that determine a race, the breathing pattern that swimmers must retain over countless laps, the fine points of the mechanics of each stroke or the few points by which a typical meet is decided, swimming is focused on making small improvements to enhance…

  24. A Table, Some Tennis, and a Handful of Athletes

    Oct 2, 2012, 12:04 PM EDT

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    Notre Dame sent a record number of athletes to the 2012 Summer Olympics. None of those athletes were there for table tennis; however, that all may change in the near future. Monday evening marked the First Annual Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) Table Tennis Tournament. (That’s a mouthful.) Athletes from the football, hockey, men’s and women’s…

  25. Olympic Gold Medalist Tyler McGill Leads Coaches v. Cancer Fighting Irish Swim Camp

    Sep 30, 2012, 6:40 PM EDT

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    It isn’t every day that an Olympic gold medalist is at Notre Dame. It is even more rare for an Olympic gold medalist to voluntarily journey to South Bend for a swimming clinic. But this was not your average swimming clinic and Tyler McGill is not your average Olympic gold medalist. McGill immediately jumped on…

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