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Irish Men's Swimming Announces Signing Class

Nov. 29, 2017


NOTRE DAME, Ind. – University of Notre Dame men’s and women’s swimming and diving head coach Mike Litzinger officially announced the incoming signing class for the Irish men’s squad on Wednesday.

The seven commitments from the fall of 2017 signing period, Dan Bannon (Virginia Beach, Virginia), Marton Barta (Szombathely, Hungary), Josh Bottelberghe (Vancouver, Washington), Matthew Limbacher (Naples, Florida), Max Miranda (East Greenwich, Rhode Island), Zachary Smith (Tuscaloosa, Alabama) and Andrew Winton (Suwanee, Georgia), will join the Notre Dame program for the upcoming 2018-19 academic year.

“I am very proud of this class and the work that went into putting it together,” Litzinger said. “Our coaches did a tremendous job establishing great relationships, and all of these men felt a strong connection to Notre Dame and our program. Without a doubt, this is one of the top classes in the ACC and the NCAA.”

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Dan Bannon

Virginia Beach, Virginia
Frank Cox High School
Tide Swim Team
Parents: Matt and Theresa Bannon
Intended Major: Business

Events: Freestyle

100 Free: 46.58
200 Free: 1:40.37
500 Free: 4:34.69

                USA Swimming Scholastic All-American
                2017 Virginia 6A State High School Finalist 200/500 Free

Coach Litzinger on Dan Bannon…
“Dan comes from a Notre Dame family, and is eager to immerse himself in our program. He has good size, and good range from the 100 to the 1000 free. I believe his future at Notre Dame is bright.”


Marton Barta

Szombathely, Hungary  
Szombathely Vizmu Swim Club 
Parents: Balazs and Andrea Barta
Intended Major: Business

Events: IM/Free
200 IM: 2:00.14 LCM/1:44.16 SCY*
400 IM: 4:15.65 LCM/3:41.13 SCY*
200 Free: 1:51.29 LCM/1:37.37 SCY*

            2017 FINA World Junior Champion 400 and 800 Freestyle Relays
                                                                                                Silver Medalist 400 IM
                                                                                                Bronze Medalist 200 IM

Coach Litzinger on Marton Barta…
“I am thrilled to welcome Marton to Notre Dame. Having an athlete and a person of this caliber is program changing. Marton will add to our team with his versatility and his world-class individual medley ability.”


Josh Bottelberghe

Vancouver, Washington
Columbia River High School
Portland Aquatic Club
Parents: Rollie and Sherri Bottelberghe
Intended Major: Engineering

Events: Breast/Free
100 Breast: 54.49
200 Breast: 1:58.78
50 Free: 20.83
100 Free: 45.37

                2017 Washington State 2A Champion 100 Breast/200 Free
                2017 USA Swimming Junior National Finalist 100/200 Breast
                2017 USA Swimming Scholastic All American

Coach Litzinger on Josh Bottelberghe…
“Having Josh in our program was a priority for our staff from the beginning. He is just coming into his own as a top breaststroke swimmer, and has the freestyle component to help our team in other areas. He is focused both athletically and academically, working toward excellence. I am excited to see Josh grow at Notre Dame.”


Matthew Limbacher

Naples, Florida
Naples High School
T2 Aquatics
Parents: Phil and Kimberley Limbacher
Intended Major: Business

Events: Breast
100 Breast: 54.98
200 Breast: 2:01.56

                2017 Florida High School 3 A Champion 100 Breast
                2016 US Olympic Trials Qualifier 100 Breast
                2015 USA Swimming NAG Record Holder 50 Meter Breast

Coach Litzinger on Matthew Limbacher…
“Matthew is a welcome addition to our team. He continues to improve, works hard and is very coachable. Notre Dame is a great fit for Matthew as he develops as a college athlete. His ceiling is high, and his desire to excel will be exciting to have in the pool.”


Max Miranda

East Greenwich, Rhode Island      
Suffield Academy
Bluefish Swim Club
Parents: Steve and Sally Miranda
Intended Major: Business

Events: Fly/Free/IM
200 Fly: 1:46.87
400 IM: 3:50.55
500 Free: 4:24.41

            2016 USA Swimming National Junior Team
            2016 USA Olympic Trials Qualifier 400 Free/200Fly/400 IM

Coach Litzinger on Max Miranda…
“Max is the prototypical swimmer we shoot to have on our team. Well rounded, has speed, swims strokes, and can take his game to the highest of levels. He is incredibly strong, and is ready to take on the challenge of college swimming. I am looking forward to a future with Max on our team.”


Zachary Smith

Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Holy Spirit
Crimson Tide Aquatics
Parents: Hiroshi and Shona Smith
Intended Major: Business

Events: Fly/Back
100 Fly: 47.80
200 Fly: 1:47.10
100 Back: 48.48

            2016 Alabama State HS Champion 100 Fly
            2017 NCSA Junior National Championship Finalist 100 Fly

Coach Litzinger on Zachary Smith…
“Zach has the speed we will be needing on our medley relays in the future. He fits right in with the rhythm of our MD/stroke group, and can handle the demands of being a multi-stroke athlete on the college level. Zach is ready to help Notre Dame continue to rise in the ACC/NCAA.”


Andrew Winton

Suwanee, Georgia
Swim Atlanta
Parents: George and Lisa Winton
Intended Major: Business

Events: IM/Breast
200 IM: 1:47.48
400 IM: 3:49.58
100 Breast: 55.69
200 Breast: 2:00.83

            2017 20th Maccabiah Games Silver Medalist 200 IM/400 IM
            2016 Georgia State HS Champion 100 Breast/2017 Runner Up 200 IM

Coach Litzinger on Andrew Winton…
“Andrew is a fantastic athlete that will provide incredible versatility to our lineup. He has a great club background that will lend itself to continual improvement at Notre Dame. I am thrilled to have Andrew as a part of the Fighting Irish.”


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