Men's Swimming



Notre Dame Qualifies 400 Free Relay For NCAA Championship

The Irish lineup of Justin Plaschka, Daniel Speers, Tabahn Afrik and Reed Fujan finished second in the last race of the ACC Championship Saturday.


Justin Plaschka Takes Second In 100 Fly, Breaks School Record at ACC Championship

The sophomore from Smithtown, New York had the highest individual finish Friday night.


Irish Break School Record in 200 Free Relay

Nine swimmers advanced to the evening finals in individual events as well.


Notre Dame Men’s Swimming in Greensboro for ACC Championship

18 swimmers dive into action at the Greensboro Aquatic Center Wednesday.


Irish Earn 11 Victories Across 2-Day Meet with Virginia

Katie Miller won the women's 400 IM, while Tabahn Afrik and Matthew Grauslys shined for the men's team.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Developed into a distance freestyle for the Irish, improving upon freshman year results … began the year at Dennis Stark Relays, swimming lead leg of the 800 free relay (1:45.60 split) that finished third (7:03.01) … also led in the 2x500 free relay that won (4:43.88 split, 9:34.17) … against Purdue, came in sixth in the 1,000 free (9:41.34) and took seventh in the 500 free (4:41.78) … swam lead leg on the C-team of the 400 free relay, clocking a 49.01 split for the fifth-place team (3:14.42) … versus Pittsburgh and Virginia Tech, touched the wall sixth in the 1650 free (16:09.56) and finished in 4:38.54 in the 500 free … swam third leg on the D-team of the 200 medley relay, logging a 22.98 split … finished the 200 fly in 1:58.54 before swimming third on the C-team of the 400 free relay ( 48.46 split, 3:11.09) … at Michigan State, came in second in the 500 free (4:40.18) … at Hawkeye Invitational, tied for seventh in the 500 free (4:29.38) after touching the wall in 4:28.92 in the morning … finished 19th in 200 free (1:38.71) with a prelim time of 1:40.13 … swam second on the B-team of the 800 free relay, logging a 1:43.27 split and finishing seventh (6:46.51) … also came in seventh in the 1650 free (15:38.98) and swam second on the C-team of the 400 free relay that finished 10th (46.10 split, 3:06.68) … at Michigan, swam to ninth place in the 1650 free (16:27.39) and sixth in the 500 free (4:38.77) … at Wisconsin, took 10th in the 1000 free (9:50.18) and touched the wall eighth in the 500 free (4:42.15) … in the Shamrock Invitational, finished 13th in the 500 free (4:42.20) and was 15th in the 200 free (1:46.09) … swam second on the 800 free relay B-team (1:45.23, 6:55.17) that came in sixth … touched the wall in 10th place in the 1650 free (16:19.54) … against Cleveland State, took third in the 500 free (4:39.95) … at ACC Championships, just missed qualifying for the evening finals in 500 free (4:26.79) … touched the wall in 1:38.92 in 200 free, later swimming 1:39.47 in time trials … finished 29th in the 1650 free with a time of 15:44.56 … earned a monogram.

AS A FRESHMAN: Competed in a season-high four events at the Shamrock Invitational, placing first in both the 500 free (4:30.39) and 1650 free (15:40.81), sixth in the 200 free (1:41.49) and 10th in the 200 fly (1:53.89) ... had nearly as busy a day at the Hawkeye Invitational, swimming to a 21st-place finish in the 200 free (1:41.17), 20th in the 100 back (52.60) and 17th in the 200 fly (1:52.51).

PREP AND PERSONAL: Four-year letterwinner in swimming, with two years split between Saint Joseph's Preparatory School and Cherry Hill High School ... named to the all-catholic and all-district first teams in the 200 and 500 free as both a junior and senior at Saint Joseph's Prep ... was the state champion and earned All-America honors in the 200 and 500 free as a sophomore at Cherry Hill High ... won first career state title in the 500 free, and was an All-America consideration during freshman season ... participated in the 2012 United States Olympic Trials in Omaha, Neb. ... swam with the Jersey Wahoos club team ... member of the U.S. Junior National Team squad that competed against the Itoman Swimming School in a dual competition in Osaka, Japan in 2011 ... son of Joe and Kathy Petrone ... has two sisters, Kathleen and Madelyn ... father, Joe, played basketball at Drexel University ... enrolled in the First Year of Studies.

Petrone's Career Bests

Event Time Meet
100 Free 48.00 v. Northwestern/Michigan (2014)
200 Free 1:38.92 ACC Championship (2015)
500 Free 4:26.79 ACC Championship (2015)
1,000 Free 9:41.34 v. Purdue (2014)
1,650 Free 15:38.98 Hawkeye Invitational (2014)
100 Back 52.26 Hawkeye Invite (2013)
100 Fly 51.80 v. Cleveland State (2014)
200 Fly 1:52.51 Hawkeye Invite (2013)

Joseph Petrone
Joseph  Petrone


Cherry Hill, NJ

High School:
Saint Joseph's Preparatory School

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 195


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