Men's Swimming & Diving


Men’s Swimming and Diving at Notre Dame was established as a varsity sport in 1958. Since that time, Irish swimmers have earned dozens of league titles, NCAA championship invitations, All-America Honors, and BIG EAST and Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) victories.

After competing for 25 years as an independent, Notre Dame joined the Midwestern Collegiate Conference in 1983-84, beginning a 12-year membership in which the Irish would win six league championships (1986 and 1988-92) and finish as the MCC runner-up four times (1984-85 and 1993-94). Notre Dame joined the BIG EAST Conference prior to the 1995-96 season and was a member through the 2012-13 season.

Notre Dame registered 15 consecutive top-four finishes in the BIG EAST Championships, including six victories (2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013) and six runner-up results. In their first ACC Conference Championship meet, the Irish broke or re-set 15 school records and earned three gold medals.

A total of 23 Notre Dame student-athletes have made 17 all-time appearances at the NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships. Irish student-athletes have also taken part in high-profile national and international meets, including the Olympic Games. 

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