Women's Swimming



Seven Irish Standouts Earn CSCAA Scholar All-America Honors

Bridget Casey, Christen McDonough, Emma Reaney, Sarah Dotzel, Emma Gaboury, Catherine Galletti and Lauren Stauder all received recognition.


Reaney Receives ACC Swimming & Diving's Top Academic Honor

The junior has now swept both the top athletic and academic awards the conference offers in her sport.


Irish Wrap Up Final Prelims Session Of NCAA Championships

Reaney qualifies for 200 breaststroke finals and Miller swims personal best in 200 back.


McDonough Making Most Of Senior Season

Senior swimmer Christen McDonough is swimming at the NCAA Championships this weekend for the first time in her career.


Reaney Wins National Championship In 200 Breaststroke

The junior breaks own American record with time of 2:04.06 to win first individual title in program history.


Cleveland State Dual Meet - Feb. 8

The Irish met Cleveland State in the last home meet of the season Feb. 8, 2014.


NCAA Championships - March 20-22

From start to finish - photos from the 2014 NCAA Championships March 20-22.


Shamrock Invitational - Jan. 31 - Feb. 1, 2014

The Irish played host to Iowa in the annual Shamrock Invitational Jan. 31 - Feb. 1, 2014.


Valparaiso and Wisconsin Dual Meets - Nov. 15-16, 2013

The Irish welcomed Valpo and Wisconsin to Rolfs for dual meets Nov. 15-16, 2013.


Men's & Women's Swimming & Diving Shamrock Invitational

The Men and Women of the Fighting Irish Swimming and Diving teams hosted Iowa and Ohio State this weekend.

AS A JUNIOR: Excelled in breaststroke events, particularly at the BIG EAST Championships ... took home the silver as a part of the 200 free relay team (1:31.75) and the bronze in the 100 breast (season-best time of 1:01.18), in NCAA B-cut times ... also placed eighth in 50 free and 10th in 200 breast during the BIG EAST Championships ... secured a third place finish in the 50 free at both the Shamrock Invitational and the dual meet against Louisville ... aided the team that placed second in the 200 medley relay against Louisville ... also brought home third in the 100 breast against Toledo and in the tri-meet against Michigan and Northwestern ... was an honorable mention CSCAA Scholar All-America selection ... named to the BIG EAST All-Academic team ... a member of the Notre Dame Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) ... earned a monogram.

AS A SOPHOMORE:Breaststroke and individual medley specialist who turned in three career-best swims over the course of the season ... competed in the 50 free (23.78), 100 breast (1:02.12) and 200 breast (2:13.86) at the BIG EAST Championships, setting lifetime best times as well as NCAA B-cuts in the 100 and 200 breaststroke ... turned in another career-best time in the 200 IM (2:07.90) at the Ohio State Invitational ... won first place in the 100 breast in a dual meet against Michigan State ... aided the 400 medley relay to a silver medal in the same meet against Michigan State ... swam at the U.S. Olympic Trials, finishing T-77th in the 100 breast at the long course meet ... earned a monogram.

AS A FRESHMAN:Specialized in the 100 and 200 breast and the 200 individual medley ... swam all three events at the BIG EAST Championships, turning in season bests with times of 1:03.49 in the 100 breast, 2:20.71 in the 200 breast and 2:12.57 in the IM ... also swam the 100 fly at the Shamrock Invitational ... earned a monogram. THE MCDONOUGH FILE:Competed for Charlotte Catholic High School (N.C.) ... was the 3A state champ in the 100 breast and held the state record in the event at the time of graduation ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters and is a double major in psychology and anthropology ... named to Notre Dame's Dean's List once through junior year.

McDonough's Career Bests

Event Time Meet
50 Free 23.26 (BIG EAST, 2013)
100 Breast 1:01.18 (BIG EAST, 2013)
200 Breast 2:13.86 (BIG EAST, 2012)

Christen McDonough
Christen  McDonough


Charlotte, NC

High School:
Charlotte Catholic




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