Men's Swimming



Notre Dame Cheers Nine Swimmers at Arena Pro Series Meet in Charlotte

Alum Emma Reaney and eight returning Fighting Irish swimmers spent commencement weekend at Mecklenberg County Aquatics Center.


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.

AS A JUNIOR (2015-16): Became a leader on the team, competing in a myriad of events throughout the season and racing at the ACC Championship and NCAA Championship meets in the post-season … at NCAAs, swam with the 200 free relay, 400 free relay and 800 free relay teams … led the 800 free team to 21st with 1:35.55 leadoff split … helped 200 free team to 18th (19.85 split) and 400 free lineup to 20th (43.75 split) … at ACC Championship qualified for the A finals in the 200 free and 100 breast … finished eighth in the 200 free (1:36.07 finals, 1:35.45 prelims) and sixth in the 100 breast (54.83 finals, 54.96 prelims) … also earned a spot in the B finals in the 500 free and 200 breast, finishing 12th in the 500 free (4:22.52 finals, 4:22.89 prelims) and 13th in the 200 breast (1:57.72 finals, 1:57.29 prelims) … swam with sixth-place 200 medley relay (24.50 breaststroke split) and fifth-place 800 free relay team (1:35.42 leadoff split) on the first night of the meet … also helped 400 medley relay lineup finish seventh, swimming 53.29 split in the breaststroke portion of the race … began the year at the Dennis Stark Relays, capturing first place in the 800 free relay (1:40.67 split) and 400 free relay (45.62 split) in addition to leading the 300 breast lineup to fourth place (59.11 leadoff split) … against Michigan State, finished third in the 200 free (1:43.37) and tied for fifth in the 100 free (47.99) … at Virginia Tech competing against Pittsburgh and the Hokies, highest finish came with 400 medley relay team that placed second (58.06 split) … earned third place with 800 free relay (1:45.65 leadoff split) and individually in the 100 breast (57.59) … finished fourth with the 200 free relay (21.81 leadoff split) and in the 200 breast (2:06.75) … capped the meet in sixth place with the 400 free relay team (48.40 leadoff split) … at Purdue Invitational, competed in the 500 free, 50 free, 200 free and 200 breast in addition to swimming on the 200 medley, 800 free and 400 free relays … touched the wall 25th in the 500 free (4:33.26 finals, 4:24.24 prelims) and 20th in the 50 free (21.31 finals, 21.41 prelims) … highest finish cane in the 200 free, where he took fourth place (1:38.34 finals, 1:41.68 prelims) … finished 17th with the 200 medley relay (25.50 split) and in the 200 breast (2:04.14 finals, 2:07.12 prelims), capping the meet in ninth with the 400 free relay (45.56 split) … began spring semester at Virginia, where he won the 200 breast (2:03.11), clocked in fifth in the 200 free (1:41.94), sixth in the 100 breast (58.11) and eighth in the 500 free (4:45.27) … swam to third place with 400 free relay (45.82 split) … at home against Northwestern, again took home first place in 200 breast (2:04.59), adding a win in the 400 free relay (45.38 split) ... touched the wall second in the 200 free (1:40.14) … in Shamrock Invitational meet, 200 free relay team finished eighth (20.65 split) while 800 free relay finished third (1:43.74 leadoff split) and 400 free relay, sixth (45.86 split) … individually, placed sixth in the 200 breast (2:04.44) and 12th in the 500 free (4:41.07), winning the 200 free with a 1:40.00 mark … swam to seventh in the prelims of the 100 breast (54.96) at the Ohio State Last chance meet, finishing sixth overall (54.83) … earned the team’s Weight Room Warrior Award and a monogram.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2014-15): 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 (2013-14): 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, majoring in marketing and design with a concentration in industrial design.

Trent Jackson
Trent  Jackson


Austin, TX

High School:
Vista Ridge

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 190


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