Swimming & Diving

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12/12/2017

Where The Irish Stand At The Break

Notre Dame swimming and diving enjoys successful fall in the water

11/19/2017

#13/18 Irish Place Third At Loaded OSU Fall Invite

Notre Dame men's and women's teams conclude fast weekend at Ohio State with Sunday showcase

11/18/2017

#13/18 Irish Remain In The Hunt At OSU Fall Invite

Notre Dame men and women both sit in third after two days of racing at Ohio State

11/17/2017

#13/18 Irish Off To Strong Start In Columbus

Notre Dame logs numerous NCAA B-cuts, Zach Yeadon breaks Irish 500 free record on day one

11/09/2017

#13/18 Irish Shine Against #1/9 Indiana And Cincinnati

No. 18 Notre Dame sweeps No. 9 IU and Cincy women, No. 13 Irish men split with Bearcats and No. 1 IU

03/15/2017

Swimming & Diving NCAA Pump Up Video

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

AS A SOPHOMORE: Elite performer for Notre Dame, qualified as only individual entrant at NCAA Championship and earned two second-place finishes at ACC Championship ... at NCAA Championship, finished 18th leading off the 200 free relay (19.74 split) and 20th as the first swimmer for the 400 free relay (43.34 split) ... individually, finished tied for 20th in the 50 free and broke school record with 19.56 showing, then went on to finish 41st in the 100 fly (47.26) and 38th in the 100 free (43.58) ... at ACC Championship, advanced to the A final in each individual event swum, earning eighth place in the 50 free (19.72 finals, 19.69 prelims), second in the 100 fly (46.37 finals, 47.04 prelims) and seventh in the 100 free (43.39 finals, 43.14 prelims) ... 100 fly time broke school record ... swam to sixth place in the 200 medley relay (20.48 split), fifth with the 200 free relay (19.61 leadoff split) and second with the 400 free relay (43.05 leadoff split) ... began the year at Dennis Stark Relays, swimming to first place with 200 free relay, 300 fly relay and 200 medley teams ... against Michigan State, swam 48.43 split in the 400 medley relay that took first, and on in both the 50 free (20.51) and 200 free relay, swimming a 21.82 leadoff split ... against Virginia Tech and Pittsburgh, finished first twice in the 50 free (20.68) and 400 free relay (44.73 split) ... earned second place with the 200 free relay (20.84 leadoff split), and 200 medley relay (21.68 split) and 400 medley relay team (48.38 split) ... finished third in 100 fly (49.17) and fourth in the 100 free (45.86) ... capped fall semester at the Purdue Invitational, where he clocked three NCAA B cut-times (50 free, 20.05, 100 fly, 4.85, 100 free 44.13) ... earned two first-place and no less than five runner-up finishes ... tied for first in the 100 fly and touched the wall first with the 400 free relay team, splitting 43.37 ... came in second with the 200 free relay (leadoff split-time of 19.92), the 400 medley relay (48.28 split) and 200 medley relay (21.06 split) ... individually finished as runner-up in the 50 free ... at Virginia, led the 200 free relay (20.43 leadoff split) and 400 free relay (44.96 leadoff split) to first place, and swam a 48.02 split with the 400 medley relay team ... touched the wall second in the 100 free (44.74) and 100 fly (49.02) in addition to the 200 medley relay (21.62 split) ... at home against Northwestern, swam to first in the 50 free (20.58), second with the 200 medley relay (21.57 split) and fifth in the 100 back (50.72) ... closed out the regular season at the Shamrock Invitational meet ... earned second place leading off the 200 free relay (20.51) and in the 100 free (44.37) and 400 free relay (43.71 split) ... took third in the 50 free (20.28) and with the 200 medley relay (19.78 split) ... finished fifth with the 400 medley relay (44.60 split) and seventh in the 100 fly (49.53) ... clocked in at 21.92 in the 50 free and 47.33 in the 100 fly at the Ohio State Last Chance Meet ... named Monogram Club MVP and earned a monogram.

AS A FRESHMAN: Had a breakout year with the Irish, competing as one of three freshmen at the ACC Championship and one of two at the NCAA Championship meet ... at ACC meet, swam third leg of 200 medley relay that took seventh (20.69 split, 1:26.35), led the 200 free relay to ninth place (20.07 split, 1:19.25), swam third leg with the 400 medley relay team that finished eighth (46.97 split, 3:11.31) and led the 400 free relay to seventh (43.54 split, 2:56.03) ... individually, finished 26th in 50 free with 20.12 prelim time and came in 13th in 100 fly (46.98 finals, 47.51 prelims) before coming in 17th in 100 free (44.03 finals, 44.18 prelims) ... at NCAA Championship, swam lead leg with the 200 medley relay team that finished 24th, clocking a split-time of 22.29 (1:28.90) ... began the season at home against Purdue, swimming third leg of the 200 medley relay with the A-team that took first (22.12 split, 1:30.72) ... finished second in the 50 free (21.05) and third in the 100 free (46.72), leading the A-team in the 400 free relay to second (46.70 split, 3:04.74) ... versus Pittsburgh and Virginia Tech, led the A-team in the 200 free relay to first place (20.89 split, 1:21.94), then touched the wall in sixth in 100 fly (50.19) and fifth in the 100 free (45.94) ... also swam third leg with the 200 medley relay A-team, taking first place (22.20 split, 1:30.68) ... claimed first in the 50 free (20.67) and third in the 100 back (50.59), finishing the meet swimming third on the A-team of the 400 free relay that took first (44.62 split, 3:01.34) ... at Michigan State, anchored the A-team in the 200 medley relay (20.79 split, 1:31.78) to first place and took second in the 50 free (21.24) ... also finished second in 100 fly (49.97) and swam second stretch of the 400 free relay on the A-team (45.52 split, 3:04.63), finishing in first place ... at Hawkeye Invitational, swam second on A-team of the 200 free relay that claimed second (20.21 split, 1:20.63), anchored the A-teams in 400 medley relay (44.70 split, 3:13.25) and 200 medley relay (19.84 split, 1:28.73) that took first and second place respectively ... swam a prelim time of 20.75 in the 50 free, advancing to the evening A final and taking second (20.22) ... touched the wall ninth in 100 fly (48.78 finals, 49.57 prelims) and 11th in 100 back (49.93 finals, 50.31 prelims) in addition to fourth in 100 free (44.93 finals, 45.14 prelims) ... at Michigan, anchored the A-team to fifth place in the 200 medley relay (20.47 split, 1:30.56) and clocked a 21.31 showing in the 50 free before tying for sixth with teammate Michael Hudspith in 100 free (47.39) ... swam second on the A-team in 400 free relay, finishing third (46.73 split, 3:06.45) ... against Wisconsin, swam third on 200 medley relay (21.94 split), earning third place (1:31.25) ... took seventh in 50 free (21.22) and 100 free (46.76) and swam lead on the 200 free relay A-team that finished fourth (21.55 split, 1:24.61) ... also came in fourth in 100 fly (50.13) and swam third in the 400 medley relay that finished third (49.02 split, 3:20.73) ... in Shamrock Invitational, led A-team in 200 free relay (21.00 split, 1:22.03), anchored the 400 medley relay (45.02 split, 3:19.11) and swam third leg of 200 medley relay (21.50 split, 1:29.58), all of which came in second place ... touched the wall in first in 50 free (20.52) and 100 free (45.31) and came in fourth in 100 fly (49.73) and 10th in 100 back (51.86) ... finished the meet leading the A-team to third in the 400 free relay (45.99 split, 3:03.19) ... against Cleveland State, swam lead leg on first place 200 medley relay team (23.64 split, 1:30.64) and 200 free relay (21.04 split, 1:23.90), in addition to finishing third in 50 free (21.20) and 100 free (46.22) ... swam at NCAA Last Chance meet, clocking times of 43.95 (prelims) and 44.11 (finals) in the 100 free ... awarded the Beeler-Hipp award by graduating senior class at the end of year banquet ... earned a monogram.

PREP & PERSONAL: Swam with Team Suffolk and prep team ... holds multiple records and was named a Scholastic All-American with club team ... boasts undefeated record at dual meets, and was twice a New York state champion in the 100 freestyle and 200 individual medley (IM) races ... held the state record three times, qualifying for the state championship meet all four years during career at Hauppauge High ... won school's sportsmanship award and was voted state MVP ... chosen county MVP three times and earned 11 All-American accolades ... hails from Smithtown, New York the same area as Irish women's lacrosse player Stephanie Peragallo ... graduated from Hauppauge in spring 2014 ... son of Peter and Claudette Plaschka ... has one brother, Edurardo, and one sister, Jade ... Jade was a swimmer at SUNY Geneseo ... father was born in Germany and mother is from Jamaica ... holds dual citizenship in both the U.S. and Jamaica and plans to compete internationally ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business, majoring in Marketing.

Justin Plaschka
Justin  Plaschka

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Smithtown, NY

High School:
Hauppage

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 170

Event:
Free / Fly

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