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.


Plaschka & Irish Close Out 2016 NCAA Championship Meet

Saturday featured the Irish racing in the 100 free and 400 free relay.


Plaschka Breaks School Record at NCAA Championship

Sophomore sprinter now holds three school records, all of them earned within the last month.


Keys To the Meet: Men's NCAA Championship

Sophomore Justin Plaschka and three relay teammates are set to race at NCAAs this week.


Plaschka, Freestyle Relay Team Headed to NCAA Championship

The sophomore sprinter was invited in the 50 and 100 free, in addition to the 100 fly.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Continued to be a strong performer for the Irish in his second year of competition … swam in the 200 medley relay and 800 free relay at the NCAA Championships, logging splits of 25.29 in the medley relay and 1:36.96 in the 800 free … relay teams finished 24th and 16th respectively … began the season at home against Purdue, taking second in the 200 free (1:40.50) and fourth in the 100 free (47.20) before swimming the second leg of the 400 free relay (A-team), finishing second (46.23 split, 3:04.74) … versus Pittsburgh and Virginia Tech, swam with the C-team lineup in the 200 free relay (20.99 split), touching the wall fifth (1:24.47) … also swam on the A-team in the 800 free relay, clocking a 1:40.60 split and finishing second (6:44.60) … touched the wall third in the 200 free (1:41.70) and helped the B-team in the 400 free relay to fourth place (46.93 split, 3:07.23) … at Michigan State, came in fourth in the 200 free (1:44.25) and 500 free (4:42.24) … swam with the B-team in the 400 free relay, finishing third (46.23 split, 3:06.37) … at Hawkeye Invitational, finished 21st in the 500 free (4:34.39) after qualifying for the evening C-final with his 4:34.72 prelim time … took ninth in the 200 free (1:37.98) after touching in at 1:39.27 in the morning … swam lead leg of the 800 free relay (A-team), placing second (1:38.93 split, 6:34.27) … touched the wall eighth in the 1650 free (15:43.15) … finished 13th in 100 free (45.94), swimming the prelims in 45.79 … swam second leg on the B-team in the 400 free relay, clocking a 46.08 split and finishing fourth (3:02.91) … against Michigan and Northwestern, came in seventh in 200 free (1:41.27) and ninth in the 100 free (48.18) … B-team of the 400 free relay came in fourth (47.78 split, 3:12.13) … at Wisconsin, clocked a 1:44.85 showing in the 200 free … swam with B-team of 200 free relay, touching the wall in 1:27.37 (22.31 split) … in Shamrock Invitational, finished 19th in 500 free with a time of 4:46.13 … anchored C-team in 400 medley relay to seventh place (45.89 split, 3:26.21) … took eighth in the 200 free (1:43.72) and touched the wall in 16:36.55 in the 1650 free … swam second on the 800 free relay A-team, clocking a 1:44.60 split … finished the 100 free in 46.78 …versus Cleveland State, came in fourth in the 100 breast (59.48) and won the 200 breast (2:08.36) … swam third on the A-team of the 200 free relay (20.85 split) that came in first (1:23.90) … at ACC Championship, swam lead leg of the 800 free relay, clocking a 1:35.04 split and breaking the school record in the event (6:21.51), qualifying for NCAA Championship in the process … finished 18th in the 500 free (4:23.37) after clocking a 4:26.07 prelim time … swam third on the 200 free relay team, finishing ninth (20.16 split, 1:19.25) … touched the wall in ninth place in the 200 free with a time of 1:36.24 (1:36.54 prelims) … swam the 1650 free in 15:40.09 … took seventh with the 400 free relay team (44.26 split, 2:56.03) … swam at NCAA last chance meet to try and qualify in 100 free, touching the wall in 47.53 … earned a monogram.

AS A FRESHMAN: Saw extensive action during first season competing for Notre Dame ... placed 12th in the 200 free at the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Championships (1:36.86) ... earned a pair of top-five finishes at the Hawkeye Invitational, placing third in the 200 freestyle (1:37.91) and fourth in the 500 freestyle (4:26.22) ... cracked the top-10 in two events at the Shamrock Invitational, swimming to 10th place finishes in both the 200 free (1:43.22) and 100 free (46.86) ... earned a monogram.

PREP AND PERSONAL: Was a member of a of Iowa team state champions while attending Muscatine High School ... finished as the state champion in the 200 and 500 free during junior year ... did not compete at the high school level as a senior after moving to Texas ... trained with Tim O'Brien and the Nitro Swimming club team in Austin ... competed at the 2013 USA Swimming Junior National Championships and the NCSA Junior National Championships ... son of Eric and Joni Jackson ... has two younger brothers, Tate and Trey ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business and the College of Arts and Letters.

Jackson's Career Bests

Event Time Meet
50 Free 21.57 v. Auburn/Indiana (2013)
100 Free 44.97 ACC Championship (2014)
200 Free 1:35.04 ACC Championship (2015)
500 Free 4:23.37 ACC Championship (2015)
1000 Free 10:00.21 Shamrock Invitational (2015)
1650 Free 15:40.09 ACC Championship (2015)
100 Breast 59.43 v. Michigan State/Virginia (2013)
200 Breast 2:06.52 Hawkeye Invite (2013)

Trent Jackson
Trent  Jackson


Austin, TX

High School:
Vista Ridge

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 190


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