Men's Swimming



Notre Dame Swimming Commemorates A Year of Change, Celebrates Program Future

The University of Notre Dame men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs celebrated their end-of-year banquet together over the weekend.


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.


Get To Know: Shane McKenzie

The chemical engineering major made his ACC Championship debut this week in Greensboro.


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.

AS A SENIOR (2015-16): Capped his Irish career by lending leadership and experience to a young team, and was honored with the Charles Blanchard Award at team banquet at the end of the year … began the year at Dennis Stark Relays, swimming to second place with the 400 medley relay team (51.17 split) and fifth place in the 400 IM relay (54.03 split) … against Michigan State, earned two fifth-place finishes in the 400 medley relay (52.08 split) and 400 IM (4:14.90), touching the wall eighth in the 200 back (1:58.99) … at Virginia Tech against Pittsburgh and the Hokies, swam to 11th in both the 300 IM (4:12.51) and 200 Fly (1:57.51) … at Purdue Invitational, clocked in 4:47.36 in the 500 free and helped 400 medley relay team finish 17th (50.11 split) … in the 400 IM, touched the wall in 4:07.85 in the prelims and finished in 4:01.687 in the finals … swam the 1650 free in 16:22.38, and clocked in a 1:51.22 in the 200 fly … at Virginia, earned a fifth place finish in the 200 fly (1:53.15) and fourth place in the 400 IM (4:05.83) … against Northwestern, touched the wall fourth in 200 fly (1:54.29) and sixth in the 200 IM (1:55.72) … at Shamrock Invitational, highest finish came with 200 medley relay team in 13th (24.81 split), but had strong swims in the 400 IM (4:09.71), 200 IM (1:55.88), 100 Fly (52.96) and 200 Fly (1:56.86) … finished the year swimming at ACC Championships, tying for 38th in the 200 IM (1:48.66), touching the wall 19th in the 400 IM (3:54.05 finals, 3:53.01 prelims) and 23rd in the 200 fly (1:49.65 finals, 1:49.40) … earned a monogram.

AS A JUNIOR (2014-15): Swam a wide variety of events for the Irish … against Purdue (Nov. 1) swam lead leg of the 200 medley relay (c-team), earning a 25.39 split and sixth-place finish (1:38.06) … finished eighth in 100 back (54.94) and in 200 back (1:56.92) … against Pittsburgh and Virginia Tech (Nov. 7-8), logged a 4:12.44 time in the 400 IM and a 1:59.87 mark in the 200 IM … swam the 200 fly in 2:02.90 … led the D-team in the 200 medley relay event with a 25.86 split … at Michigan State (Nov. 14) clocked in at 2:00.51 in the 200 fly … finished the 200 breast in 2:25.28 … touched the wall in 4:30.67 in the 400 IM … at the Hawkeye Invitational, logged a 4:43.93 showing in the 500 free … finished 11th in the 400 IM (4:02.20) after touching the wall in 4:07.20 in prelims … swam the 1650 free in 16:28.55 … helped the C-team in the 400 free relay to 10th place (3:06.68) … against Michigan and Northwestern, swam a 1:57.33 in the 200 fly … came in sixth in the 200 back (1:56.62) … finished eighth in the 200 IM (1:58.86) … at Shamrock Invitational, swam in the 200 IM (1:50.01), the 400 IM (3:55.33) and the 200 fly (1:49.06) … finished the season against Cleveland State with a 49.90 showing in the 100 fly and a 20.60 split in the 200 free relay (C-team).

AS A SOPHOMORE (2013-14): Swam the 200 back plus 200 and 400 IM primarily while dabbling in freestyle events ... first in 400 IM (3:55.52) at Shamrock Invitational and fifth in 200 back (1:49.79) ... his 400 IM time marked a personal best ... swam lead leg of 400 free relay (49.32) against Wisconsin and led 200 medley relay teams in meets against Auburn (25.78) and Air Force (26.08) ... came in fifth in 400 IM (3:54.80) at Hawkeye Invitational after touching the wall in 3:57.53 in prelims ... also swam 200 back (1:50.08) and 200 fly (1:51.98) at Hawkeye meet ... came in eighth in 100 back (54.07) in dual meet against former BIG EAST rival Louisville ... touched the wall fourth in 200 free (1:44.76) at last home meet of the year against Cleveland State.

AS A FRESHMAN (2012-13): Saw action in the 1,600 free (15:42.88), 200 back (1:49.49), 200 IM (1:51.39) and 400 IM (3:56.86) at the BIG EAST Championships ... participated in six regular season meets during his freshman campaign ... in the Shamrock Invitational, placed fifth in the 200 back (1:54.24) ... swam against Pittsburgh in the 200 back (1:55.22), earning fifth place, and also was a member of the 400 free relay team that reaped a fifth-place finish ... BIG EAST Academic All-Star ... monogram winner.

PREP AND PERSONAL: Four-year letterman at St. Joseph's Prep for coach Paul Morrissey ... member of a Philadelphia Catholic League Championship team with the Hawks ... four-time all-Philadelphia Catholic League selection ... named to the all-state team ... Scholastic All-American ... club squad was the Tri-Hampton YMCA Swim Team ... YMCA Nationals Finalist ... YMCA All-American ... USA Swimming Junior and Senior Nationals qualifier ... named an AP Scholar with Distinction ... member of the National Honor Society ... received a Silver Medal for chemistry at St. Joseph's Prep ... son of Paul and Lori McKenzie ... has one sister, Kylie ... has one brother, Brandon ... graduated from the College of Engineering with a degree in Chemical Engineering.

Shane McKenzie
Shane  McKenzie


Newtown, PA

High School:
St. Joseph's Prep

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 180


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