Swimming & Diving



Irish Have Successful Return To The Pool

Notre Dame swims strong in first competition after holiday break.


Irish To Compete at Michigan First Chance Meet

Four swimmers from the women’s team and nine from the men’s team will race in Ann Arbor this weekend.


Irish Earn 11 Victories Across 2-Day Meet with Virginia

Katie Miller won the women's 400 IM, while Tabahn Afrik and Matthew Grauslys shined for the men's team.

AS A FRESHMAN (2015-16): Added roster depth in sprint freestyle events in first year with the team ... began the season at Dennis Stark Relays, taking fourth with 400 free relay (47.60 leadoff split) and exhibitioning in 200 free relay (21.02 split) ... versus Michigan State, earned two fourth-place finishes in the 100 free (47.74) and 200 free relay (21.16 split), finishing sixth in 50 free (21.80) ... at Purdue Invitational, advanced to the finals in 50 free, 100 free and 200 free ... in 50 free, finished 29th overall (21.75 finals, 21.76 prelims) ... took 26th in 200 free (1:42.39 finals, 1:45.05 prelims) and 25th in 100 free (46.93 finals, 48.14 prelims) and helped 400 free relay to 13th (47.16 split) ... at Virginia, swam to fourth place with 200 free relay (20.86 split) and fifth with 400 free relay (46.77 split) ... individually clocked in at 21.84 in 50 free and 47.47 in 100 free ... against Northwestern swam 50 free (21.59) and led fourth-place 400 free relay (47.65 leadoff split) ... in Shamrock Invitational meet, earned two sixth-place finishes with the 200 free relay (20.88) and 400 free relay (47.25 split) ... individually clocked in at 21.72 in 50 free, 1:44.59 in 200 free and 46.99 in 100 free ... finished the year at Michigan First Chance met, taking sixth in 50 free (20.88) and seventh in 100 free (46.03), time-trialing to the tune of 1:41.05 in 200 free.

PREP & PERSONAL: A freestyler walk on from Chicago, Illinois ... eight time varsity letterwinner at Saint Ignatius College Prep, earned four letters each in men's water polo and swimming ... swam with both prep team and Chicago Wolfpack Aquatic Club team throughout high school career ... earned Scholastic All American honors three times and holds 11 team records ... member of the national honor society ... was an AP Scholar and a member of the IHSA all state academic team ... as a sophomore, broke three team records in swimming and helped team become sectional champions ... qualified for state title meet on four occasions ... named team MVP ... in water polo, helped team win sectional championship, named to first team all sectional ... came in fourth place at state championship and was awarded second team all-state honors ... as a junior was two-time state sectional champion and four-time state qualifier ... placed 19th in 50 free and 30th in 100 free ... again voted team MVP ... in water polo repeated as sectional champions and was awarded first team all-sectional honors and first team all-state honors ... led team in goals, assists and steals ... during senior campaign, twice was sectional champion and qualified for state championship four times ... made finals at the state title meet in the 50 free (finishing in 11th place) and came in 13th in 100 free ... swam four All-American cut-times and set four team records, earning team MVP award in the process ... in water polo, repeated as sectional champions for third straight year ... achieved first team all sectional honors ... finished fourth at state tournament, awarded first team all-state honors ... youngest child of Edward and Holly Barth ... father was a running back at Lehigh, and won a Division II national title while mother played golf at Tulsa and went on to play professional golf on the LPGA for 10 years ... has two older siblings, brother Kevin and sister Hollis, both of whom attended USC ... graduated from Saint Ignatius College Prep in May 2015 ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business.

Billy Barth
Billy  Barth


Chicago, IL

High School:
Saint Ignatius College Prep

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 165


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