Swimming & Diving



#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 Off To Solid Start At NCAAs

Notre Dame scores 10 points on Thursday to move into meet top 25


Three Divers From #19 Irish Qualify For NCAA Championships

Joe Coumos (men's 3-meter), Erin Isola and Kelly Straub (women's 1-meter) on to the national meet


#19 Irish Will Be Well Represented At NCAA Championships

A total of 13 Notre Dame swimmers have already earned spots for upcoming national meets


#19 Irish Soar To 4th-Place ACC Finish

Zach Yeadon, Rob Whitacre re-write the Notre Dame record book once more with Saturday silver medals


Swimming & Diving NCAA Pump Up Video

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

AS A FRESHMAN: Had a strong first season at Notre Dame, swimming at both the ACC Championship and the NCAA Championship meets ... at ACC Championship, helped 800 free relay team (1:36.50 split) and 200 free relay (19.80 split) to fifth place, and swam second leg of 400 free relay that finished second and broke the school record, touching the wall with a 43.09 split-time ... individually, finished 22nd in the 50 free (20.20 finals, 20.12 prelims) and tied for 14th in the 100 free (43.60 finals, 43.84 prelims) ... at NCAA Championship, swam on 200 free relay (19.69 split, 18th place), 400 free relay (43.14 split, 20th) and 800 free relay (1:36.26 split, 21st) ... began the year swimming with the 200 free relay (20.52 split) and 400 free relay (45.21 leadoff split) at the Dennis Stark Relays, winning both events ... versus Michigan State, earned three first-place finishes in the 400 medley relay (44.35 split), 100 free (45.38) and 200 free relay (19.08 split) ... at Virginia Tech, against the Hokies and the Pittsburgh Panthers, swam with four relays and in three individual events ... won the 400 free relay with 45.02 leadoff split, and earned second with the 400 medley relay (45.09 split) and 200 free relay (20.78 split), taking third in the 800 free relay (1:42.50) ... individually, swam to second place in the 100 free (45.36) and finished sixth in the 50 free (21.26) and eighth in the 200 free (1:43.17) ... at Purdue Invitational, won the 100 free (44.10 final, 45.04 prelims) and took first with the 400 free relay team, swimming 44.37 leadoff split ... also finished second with the 200 free relay (20.12 split) and 400 medley relay (43.67 split) ... placed third in 800 free relay (1:39.43 split) ... touched the wall ninth in the 50 free (20.43 finals, 21.09 prelims) and fifth in the 200 free (1:39.34 finals, 1:40.92 prelims) after helping 200 medley relay to 12th (20.25 split) ... against Virginia notably won three relay races (200 free, 20.30 split; 400 medley, 44.00 split; 400 free, 43.74 split) and finished in third with 200 medley relay (19.89 split) ... individually won the 100 free (44.69) and 50 free (20.68) and clocked in at 1:41.30 in the 200 free, good for fourth place ... for his efforts, was named the collegeswimming.com ACC men's swimmer of the week ... finished regular season with a strong showing at the Shamrock Invitational meet ... highest finish cane with 200 free and 400 free relays both touching the wall second (20.28 split in the 200, 45.09 leadoff split in the 400) ... placed third with the 400 medley relay (44.25 split) and 800 free relay (1:40.88 split), while individually placed third in 100 free (44.49), fifth in the 200 free (1:41.04) and ninth in the 50 free (20.92).

PREP AND PERSONAL: Highest-ranked recruit to sign with the Irish ... qualified as a Junior National Finalist in 100 and 200 free, placing in top 10 and top five during various years in individual events ... holds the Michigan state record in the 15-16 age group in 50, 100 and 200 free (LCM) ... voted team MVP freshman through junior seasons ... earned all-state and all-American accolades during sophomore season in 50 and 100 free ... selected to participate in National Diversity Camp at Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado ... During freshman campaign, prep team finished 24th at Div. 1 state finals ... individually qualified for state meet and set school records in 50 and 100 free ... during sophomore season, team improved to seventh at state finals ... during junior season team improved significantly, winning conference championships and finishing third at Div. 1 state championships ... individually, earned all-conference accolades and was named to all-state and all-American honor rolls in 100 and 200 free ... his 20.27 50 free time and 43.90 100 free mark stand as Michigan state records ... graduated in June 2015 from West Ottawa High School ... attended same high school as former Notre Dame women's diver Natalie Stitt ... oldest child of Taiyoh and Robyn Afrik, both of whom ran track (father also played soccer) at Valparaiso ... Got his start in swimming due to familial fear of drowning; father decided to break the cycle and enrolled him and his siblings in swimming classes, where a local coach noticed his talent and encouraged family to pursue a swimming career ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business.

Tabahn Afrik
Tabahn  Afrik


Holland, MI

High School:
West Ottawa

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 195


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