Men's Swimming

@NDMensswimdive


02/01/2014

Irish Earn Pair Of Victories At The Shamrock Invitational

Notre Dame claims its fourth meet sweep in the nine-year history of the event

01/31/2014

Irish Out In Front After Day One Of The Shamrock Invitational

Notre Dame leads both Iowa and Missouri State entering day two of the competition

01/11/2014

No. 20 Irish Battle To Rare Tie At Northwestern

The tie was just the second for Notre Dame in 666 all-time dual meets

12/08/2013

Irish Secure Wire-To-Wire Hawkeye Invitational Title

Notre Dame cruises to big win at Iowa to close season's first half

12/07/2013

More Records Left In Irish Wake On Day Two Of Hawkeye Invitational

All-time marks in the 400 IM, 200 Medley Relay achieved on the second day of racing Saturday

01/29/2012

Mens and Womens Swimming, Shamrock Invitational Day 2

Mens and Womens swimming host the Shamrock Invitation January 28th and 29th.

AS A SENIOR:Finished his career as a versatile swimmer, competing in mostly free and back events… had two first place wins against Michigan State… 200 back (1:51.48) and 400 IM (4:04.03… had four other top-five finishes in the 200 back… fastest time for 200 back was against Virgina Tech and Pittsburgh where he placed fifth (1:51.17)... also swam to ninth in the event at the Hawkeye Invitational (1:49.19)... also had his season best in 1650 free at the Hawkeye Invitational (16:06.94) where he touched the wall 16th… touched the wall seventh at the same invitational in 400 IM finals (3:59.00)... finished 1000 free in 9:40.35 twice, placing fourth against Purdue and swimming to eighth against Wisconsin.

AS A JUNIOR: Swam a wide variety of events for the Irish, primarily the 500 free and 200 back ... came in fifth in sole outing in 200 free (1:46.28) against Cleveland State ... touched the wall 12th in 500 free (4:27.85) at Hawkeye Invitational ... finished seventh in 500 free (4:35.19) at Shamrock Invite ... in tri-meet with Pittsburgh and Virginia Tech, came in sixth in 1,000 free (9:35.12) ... was fourth in 1,000 free (9:43.62) in dual meet against Air Force ... came in second in lone outing in 1,650 free against Michigan State and Virginia Tech, clocking a 16:09.19 time ... finished 13th in 100 back (51.51) at Hawkeye Invitational, after placing 10th in preliminary heat (50.80) ... set career record in 200 back (1:46.93) at Hawkeye Invitational ... came in fourth in 200 back (1:49.17) at Shamrock Invite ... highest finish of the season in 200 back came against Purdue, where he touched the wall in second place (1:50.54) ... came in third several times in 200 back, clocking in at 1:49.36 against Louisville, 1:50.11 versus Wisconsin and 1:50.42 against Northwestern and Michigan ... tried his hand a couple times in 400 IM, earning a second-place finish at Shamrock Invite with 3:59.03 mark ... set career record at Hawkeye Invite in 400 IM (3:55.04), good for fourth place.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Clocked a season-best 400 IM time of 3:53.91 at the BIG EAST Championships, earning a sixth-place finish ... garnered two top-eight finishes at the Northwestern Invitational in the 400 IM (4:04.38) and the 200 back (1:52.39) ... at the Shamrock Invitational, participated in the 1,650 free, earning a sixth-place finish with a time of 4:04.30 ... also swam the 200 back and 800 free relay in the same meet ... brought home a runner-up finish against Louisville in the 1,000 free (9:28.88) ... was the fastest swimmer in the 500 free against Pittsburgh with a time of 4:35.58 ... BIG EAST Academic All-Star ... earned a monogram.

AS A FRESHMAN: Distance freestyle and backstroke specialist for the Irish who set the top time in team history in the 1,000 free during his first season ... set the new record in the 1,000 free (9:13.41) as a split of his 1,650 free swim at the BIG EAST Championships, where he would eventually finish fifth (15:28.19) ... also recorded two eighth-place finishes at the same meet, setting season-best times in prelims in the 500 free (4:27.05) and the 200 back (1:47.68) ... placed second in the 1,000 free (9:21.53) against league foe Louisville ... placed first in the same event against Pittsburgh, turning in a time of 9:25.95 ... took gold in the 1,650 free against Michigan State with a time of 15:44.39 ... also competed in dual meets against Northwestern and a quad meet against Michigan, Oakland, and TCU ... represented the Irish at the 2012 US Olympic Trials, competing in the 1,500 meter free (16:16.16, 82nd) and the 200 meter back (2:05.68, 75th) ... earned a monogram.

PREP AND PERSONAL: 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier in 200 back and 1,500 free ... All-American in the 500 free (4:31.36) as a junior ... four-year letterwinner and two-time captain for Richard Shoulberg at Germantown Academy (Pa.) ... twice named All-American and two-time team captain ... three-time all-conference performer ... qualified for three events at the Grand Prix Meet in 2010 ... U.S. Nationals qualifier ... member of the Community Service Organization ... full name is James Joseph McEldrew ... one of four children ... son of Debbie and James McEldrew ... sisters Kelly (Georgetown) and Caitlin (Oberlin) both ran track and cross country at the collegiate level ... graduated from the College of Science, majoring in science-business.

McEldrew's Career Bests

Event Time Meet
500 Free 4:27.05 BIG EAST (2012)
1,000 Free 9:13.41 BIG EAST (2012)
1,650 Free 15:28.19 BIG EAST (2012)
100 Back 50.80 Hawkeye Invitational (2013)
200 Back 1:46.93 Hawkeye Invitational (2013)
400 IM 3:55.04 Hawkeye Invitational (2013)

James McEldrew
James  McEldrew

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
North Wales, PA

High School:
Germantown Academy

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 160

Event:
Free/Back/IM

Event Calendar

Delta

September 30
W, 159-62 (MSU); W, 151-72 (Iowa)
Michigan State/Iowa
East Lansing, Mich. (McCaffree Pool)
RECAP
October 7
5:00 PM
Dennis Stark Relays
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)

Live Results
October 8
11:00 AM
Oakland
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
October 21
4:00 PM
Georgia Tech
Atlanta, GA. (Herb McAuley Aquatic Center)
October 22
11:00 AM
Georgia Tech
Atlanta, GA. (Herb McAuley Aquatic Center)
October 28
5:00 PM
Purdue
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
November 4
5:00 PM
Pittsburgh/Virginia Tech
Pittsburgh, PA. (Trees Pool)
November 5
11:00 AM
Pittsburgh/Virginia Tech
Pittsburgh, PA. (Trees Pool)
November 17
All Day
Greensboro Invitational
Greensboro, NC. (Greensboro Aquatic Center)
November 18
All Day
Greensboro Invitational
Greensboro, NC. (Greensboro Aquatic Center)
November 19
All Day
Greensboro Invitational
Greensboro, NC. (Greensboro Aquatic Center)
January 12
5:00 PM
Iowa/Illinois
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
January 13
11:00 AM
Iowa/Illinois
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
January 14
1:00 PM
Northwestern
Evanston, IL
January 20
3:00 PM
Louisville
Louisville, KY
January 21
1:00 PM
IUPUI
Indianapolis, IN
January 27
5:00 PM
Shamrock Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
January 28
10:00 AM
Shamrock Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
February 4
1:00 PM
Ball State
Muncie, IN
February 11
All Day
Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
February 12
All Day
Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
February 22
All Day
ACC Championship
TBD
February 23
All Day
ACC Championship
TBD
February 24
All Day
ACC Championship
TBD
February 25
All Day
ACC Championship
TBD
March 9
All Day
Diving Zone Championships
Bloomington, IN
March 10
All Day
Diving Zone Championships
Bloomington, IN
March 11
All Day
Diving Zone Championships
Bloomington, IN
March 22
All Day
NCAA Championships
Indianapolis, IN
March 23
All Day
NCAA Championships
Indianapolis, IN
March 24
All Day
NCAA Championships
Indianapolis, IN
March 25
All Day
NCAA Championships
Indianapolis, IN
March 26
All Day
NCAA Championships
Indianapolis, IN
March 27
All Day
NCAA Championships
Indianapolis, IN
March 28
All Day
NCAA Championships
Indianapolis, IN

Shop Now

Nissan

Auctions

Official ND Online Auctions // Bid Now »

Gear Store

Get your Official ND Gear // Shop Now »

Photo Galleries

Canon

St. Joseph Health System Nissan Delta Canon Visit South Bend Mishawaka Vivid Seats