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  1. The End of an Era

    Feb 10, 2014, 9:12 AM EST

    When I sat down to interview senior swimmer Frank Dyer, it was almost chilling to hear the song “1985” by Bowling for Soup playing in Rolfs Aquatic Center. Normally Bowling for Soup doesn’t have much of any effect on me, but that day I was asking Dyer about Men’s Swimming and Diving Head Coach Tim…

  2. Full Circle: Bass and Johnson look to end careers at the place where it all began

    Mar 28, 2013, 9:40 AM EST

    Reaching the NCAA Championships is the dream of nearly every collegiate swimmer, but for two senior student-athletes on the Notre Dame men’s swimming and diving squad, participating in this year’s championship meet carries a little extra emotional significance. Bill Bass (Chesterton, Ind.) and Chris Johnson (St. John, Ind.) are native Hoosiers, and for the majority…

  3. March Madness: Busy Weekend for the Fighting Irish

    Mar 3, 2013, 7:19 PM EST

    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…

  4. Irish Remain Strong After Day 2

    Mar 1, 2013, 9:46 AM EST

    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…

  5. Coach Tallman Explains NCAA Rule Change

    Feb 28, 2013, 5:03 PM EST

    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…

  6. Oh What A Night

    Feb 28, 2013, 11:11 AM EST

    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…

  7. Johnson Looks To Conclude Storied Career On A High Note

    Feb 27, 2013, 11:24 AM EST

    Entering the Shamrock Invitational, senior swimmer Chris Johnson had already accomplished a lot in his three and a half years at Notre Dame. The St. John, Ind. native is the program record holder in the 100-yard breaststroke and was only the fifth two-time captain of the Irish swimming and diving program. However, Johnson added to…

  8. Irish Swimming and Diving Storm Indy

    Feb 27, 2013, 8:51 AM EST

    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…

  9. Golic’s New Gig

    Jan 29, 2013, 10:01 AM EST

    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…

  10. Irish Close Out Home Slate With Shamrock Invite

    Jan 25, 2013, 12:05 PM EST

    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…

  11. 2012 in Review: March

    Dec 29, 2012, 1:25 PM EST

    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…

  12. 2012 in Review: February

    Dec 29, 2012, 11:17 AM EST

    The only big football game in the month of February is the Super Bowl, but on the first Wednesday of the month, college football steals the spotlight for a few hours once again. National Signing Day fell on Feb. 1 this year, and Fighting Irish Digital Media carried all the action live on But…

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

    Dec 8, 2012, 7:26 PM EST

    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…

  14. Irish Swimming and Diving Enter Final Weekend

    Nov 30, 2012, 8:58 AM EST

    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…

  15. Fighting Irish Xtra: 11/12/12

    Nov 12, 2012, 4:06 PM EST

    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.

  16. Irish Welcome Boilermakers to Rolfs Aquatic Center

    Nov 2, 2012, 9:31 AM EST

    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…

  17. The Rowdy Gaines Experience: ND Style

    Oct 16, 2012, 2:32 PM EST

    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…

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

    Oct 12, 2012, 1:41 PM EST

    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…

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

    Oct 2, 2012, 12:04 PM EST

    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…

  20. Google+ Hangout: A Conversation With Jack Swarbrick (2.0)

    Sep 26, 2012, 6:35 PM EST

    In July, University Vice President/Director of Athletics Jack Swarbrick participated in a Google+ Hangout, discussing the state of Fighting Irish Athletics with representatives from several Notre Dame online fan communities. Tonight at 7:00 pm ET, Swarbrick joins Fighting Irish Digital Media for a second Hangout. Due to an unfortunate technical glitch, the host computer disconnected…

  21. History Lesson: ACC Roots Run Deep

    Sep 12, 2012, 8:11 PM EST

    While Notre Dame might not leave the BIG EAST Conference until the 2015-16 season, looking at the current Fighting Irish coaching staff reveals many ties to the university’s future home – the Atlantic Coast Conference. From Mike Brey to Tim Welsh, several Notre Dame head coaches got their start in ACC programs. Here’s a closer…

  22. Hanging By A Moment

    May 1, 2012, 9:32 AM EST

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    Following a particular college or university is a pastime for all sports fans as they go through their stages of adolescence. Whether it be where their parents went, where they live or just an obsession with a particular team for no apparent reason, all fans share random, common bonds with people who may be miles…

  23. Nemetz Steals Show at BIG EAST Championships

    Feb 13, 2012, 3:21 PM EST

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    It was a big weekend in the pool for Notre Dame freshman Nick Nemetz. The Ann Arbor, Mich. native took home a pair of titles at the BIG EAST Conference Diving Championships, winning the 1-meter and 3-meter events at the University of Pittsburgh’s Trees Pool. Nemetz won his first career collegiate title on Friday evening,…

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