Swimming & Diving



Irish Athletes Honored For Academics By CSCAA

A total of 23 Notre Dame swimming and diving athletes earned academic honors from past season


Historic Irish Season Culminates With Team Awards

Abbie Dolan and Zach Yeadon named swimming MVPs, Erin Isola and Joe Coumos standout divers


Eight Irish Honorees On ACC All-Academic Team

Three Notre Dame women's swimming athletes and five men's swimming and diving competitors honored


#19 Irish Earn Historic 23rd-Place NCAA Finish

Notre Dame scores 29 points, Zach Yeadon takes fourth in the 1650 free for 1st Team All-America honors


#19 Irish Score In 200 Medley Relay At NCAAs Day 3

Notre Dame relay squad places 15th in thrilling fashion to tally key championship points for the Irish


Swimming & Diving NCAA Pump Up Video

The Notre Dame swimming and diving team is pumped up for the NCAA Championships.


2018 Shamrock Invitational

Photos by Mike Miller


    •    Male winner of the inaugural Notre Dame Diver of the Year Award, presented to the most outstanding diver each season.

    •    Earned All-America honors for the first time, claiming Honorable Mention All-America accolades in the 1-meter dive thanks to a 14th place finish (325.70 points) at the NCAA Championships.

    •    Added a placement of 22nd with a score of 354.60 points at the NCAA Championships.

    •    Runner-up in the 1-meter dive with a score of 391.90 points at the ACC Championships, adding a fourth-place result of 401.15 points in the 3-meter dive.

    •    Swept the 1-meter (408.55 points) and 3-meter (school record 419.80 points) dives at the Shamrock Invitational.

    •    Winner in the 1-meter (327.53 points) and 3-meter (383.78 points) events in a dual win over No. 20 Florida State.

    •    Top scorer in the 1-meter with a total of 414.15 points in a dual showdown with Iowa.

    •    Runner-up off both the 1-meter (381.25 points) and 3-meter (373.65 points) at the Ohio State Fall Open Invitational.

    •    Placed second in the 3-meter dive against No. 1 Indiana and Cincinnati (381.90 points) and No. 23 Purdue (383.63 points).

    •    Led the field with winning scores of 333.90 points (1-meter) and 357.75 points (3-meter) against Georgia Tech.

    •    Finished as the runner-up in the 1-meter dive with 323.33 points in an upset victory over No. 7 Louisville.

AS A SENIOR (2016-17):

    •    Named to the All-ACC Academic Team.

    •    Returned to the NCAA Championships for the first time since 2015, scoring 344.00 points off the 3-meter board to finish 19th and 313.20 points off the 1-meter board to place 20th.

    •    Won first career ACC title, taking the top spot in the 1-meter with a school record 420.00 points at the 2017 ACC Championships.

    •    Added fourth-place result with a score of 398.20 in the 3-meter competition.

    •    Swept the 1-meter (310.30 points) and 3-meter (388.55 points) events for Notre Dame during the Shamrock Invitational.

    •    Winner in the 1-meter (345.60 points) and 3-meter (372.08 points) in a dual meet against IUPUI.

    •    Claimed the 3-meter dive with a score of 393.60 points against ACC foe Louisville.

    •    Won both the 1-meter (335.30 points) and 3-meter (371.25 points) dives against Northwestern.

    •    Took the win in the 1-meter (317.60 points) and the 3-meter (360.70 points) events in a dual against Iowa.

    •    Runner-up in the 3-meter dive with a score of 374.90 points at the NC State/GAC Invitational.

    •    Winner in the 1-meter with a score of 323.85 points against Georgia Tech.

    •    Swept both the 1-meter (363.00 points) and the 3-meter (363.15 points) against Oakland.

AS A JUNIOR (2015-16):

    •    Did not compete during the 2015-16 season.

    •    Redshirted in order to train for Olympic Diving Trials.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2014-15):

    •    For the second season in a row was the sole male Irish diver to compete at the NCAA Championships, placing 23rd in the 1-meter competition with a score of 330.00 and 20th in the 3-meter event (score of 370.30).

    •    Began the season competing at the Dennis Stark relays, placing first in the 1-meter relay event with classmate James Lichtenstein (combined scored 672.14, individually scored 343.57) and second in the 3-meter synchro diving event (283.80, again paired with Lichtenstein).

    •    In an exhibition meet against Georgia Tech and South Carolina, took first in the 1-meter event (score of 334.40) and came in third in the 3-meter (343.25).

    •    Next day versus Auburn came in second in both events, scoring 342.83 in the 1-meter and 373.50 in the 3-meter.

    •    Back home against Purdue, came in second in 1-meter (339.30) and fourth in 3-meter (353.40).

    •    The next week against Virginia Tech and Pittsburgh, took fifth in both 1-meter (285.00) and 3-meter (319.10) competition.

    •    On the road at Michigan State, won both the 1-meter (370.80) and 3-meter (383.10).

    •    At Hawkeye Invitational meet, took first in the 1-meter competition (378.40), qualifying for the evening finals after a 289.35 showing in the morning prelims.

    •    Finished fourth in 3-meter (346.90) after qualifying with his 335.05 prelim score.

    •    Dove to a score of 238.90 in the platform competition, finishing 11th.

    •    At Michigan, scored 233.10 in the 1-meter and won the 3- meter competition (353.55).

    •    At Wisconsin, took third in both events (353.30 in 1-meter, 390.95 in 3-meter).

    •    In Shamrock Invitational, won both 1-meter (374.80) and 3-meter (377.50) events.

    •    Repeated first place performances the following week in both events, winning 1-meter with a score of 361.35 and 3-meter with a 409.27 showing.

    •    In ACC Championship meet, narrowly missed evening finals in both 1-meter and 3-meter competitions, earning preliminary scores of 313.90 in 1-meter (good for 11th place) and 331.20 in 3-meter (good for 15th place).

    •    Finished 20th in the platform competition (249.65).

    •    Qualified at NCAA Zone C diving meet by taking seventh place in the 3-meter competition, scoring 751.50 total (385.45 from prelims).

    •    Finished ninth in the standings in 1-meter competition (645.00, 317.20 after preliminary competition) and 14th in platform (531.80, 266.95 after prelims).

AS A FRESHMAN (2013-14):

    •    Lone diver to compete at the NCAA Championships, placing 19th in the 1-meter (324.10), 23rd in the platform (259.30) and 27th in the 3-meter (325.60).

    •    Also represented Notre Dame at the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Championships, racking up an 18th-place finish in the 1-meter (321.90), 11th-place finish in the 3-meter (345.50) and 21st-place finish in the platform (255.85).


    •    First began competing in diving during final two years at Tomball High School.

    •    Two-time Academic All-American in diving.

    •    Member of the school's 4A district and regional champion as a senior, finishing as the runner-up at the state championship meet.

    •    Dove for The Woodlands Diving Academy on the club circuit.

    •    Swept the 1 and 3-meter springboard events at the 2013 USA Diving Summer Junior Region 5 Championships.

    •    Finished first in the 1-meter and was the runner-up off the 3-meter springboard at the 2013 USA Diving Summer Junior Zone C Championships.

    •    Earned a pair of top-15 finishes in both dives at the USA Diving Summer Junior National Championships.

    •    Qualified for both the 2012 Junior National Diving Championships and the AT&T National Diving Championships.

    •    Took up diving during sophomore year of high school after previously competing in gymnastics for the Cypress Academy of Gymnastics.

    •    Was a two-time first team Academic All-American in gymnastics.

    •    Inducted into the National Honor Society and the Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics Honor Society while attending Tomball High.

    •    Son of Michael and Barbara Coumos.

    •    Has one brother, Andrew.

    •    Has one sister, Courtney.

    •    Mother, Barbara, competed in track and field and volleyball at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

    •    Graduated from the College of Arts & Letters with a degree in English and history after also minoring in business economics.

Joe Coumos
Joe  Coumos


Tomball, Texas

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-7 / 155


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