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Mare Nostrum Wrap Up: From Barnes' Prospective
Rising senior Emma Reaney performed well in her first international experience in June.
 
Rising senior Emma Reaney performed well in her first international experience in June.

July 9, 2014

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University of Notre Dame head women's swimming and diving coach Brian Barnes and national champion and rising senior Emma Reaney spent a couple of weeks in June coaching and competing, respectively, at the highly-competitive international Mare Nostrum swimming series. The two visited France and Spain as part of the USA contingent. Barnes offers his final wrapup of the trip below after providing feedback during the trip on the team's Facebook page (www.facebook.com/NDwSwimmingDiving).

My time in Europe the summer was very educational. Looking back on my experience I have to say that I am very grateful to be a part of it. What was interesting about the meet was that at the top end we saw some amazing swims. Several times swimmers performed the number one or two ranked swims in the world. However, the meets felt very much like a long age group invitational as we were on deck for a good 8-10 hours a day. 

I enjoyed observing the stroke techniques and preparation strategies of some of the best swimmers in Europe.  However, my largest education came from the swimmers I was appointed to work with while on this trip - Cullen Jones, Tim Phillips, Emma Reaney and Cammile Adams. They all immediately welcomed me and were all a pleasure to work with.   

Emma finished up in Barcelona with a top-eight performance in the 100 breast. I thought this was a great way for her to finish in Europe because top eight was something we both felt she could achieve. I am excited to see how she competes in August at the Phillips 66 National Championships.


 

 

I have been back in the states now for a month and I must say that the biggest thing I am missing is the coffee!  While visiting there for 10 days I drank so much delicious coffee. If I lived there I would definitely have a problem.

--Brian Barnes, Head Coach - Notre Dame Women's Swimming & Diving 

--ND--

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1:00 PM
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October 7
5:00 PM
Dennis Stark Relays
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October 8
11:00 AM
Indiana State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
October 21
4:00 PM
Georgia Tech/Emory
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October 22
11:00 AM
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October 28
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November 4
5:00 PM
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November 5
11:00 AM
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November 17
All Day
Greensboro Invitational
Greensboro, NC. (Greensboro Aquatic Center)
November 18
All Day
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Greensboro, NC. (Greensboro Aquatic Center)
November 19
All Day
Greensboro Invitational
Greensboro, NC. (Greensboro Aquatic Center)
January 12
5:00 PM
Illinois/Iowa
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January 13
11:00 AM
Illinois/Iowa
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
January 14
1:00 PM
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Evanston, IL
January 20
3:00 PM
Louisville
Louisville, KY
January 21
1:00 PM
IUPUI
Indianapolis, IN
January 27
5:00 PM
Shamrock Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
January 28
10:00 AM
Shamrock Invitational
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February 4
1:00 PM
Ball State
Muncie, IN
February 11
All Day
Michigan 1st Chance Invite
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February 12
All Day
Michigan 1st Chance Invite
Ann Arbor, MI
February 15
All Day
ACC Championships
Greensboro, NC. (Greensboro Aquatic Center)
February 16
All Day
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February 17
All Day
ACC Championships
Greensboro, NC. (Greensboro Aquatic Center)
February 18
All Day
ACC Championships
Greensboro, NC. (Greensboro Aquatic Center)
March 15
All Day
NCAA Championships
Indianapolis, IN
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NCAA Championships
Indianapolis, IN
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Indianapolis, IN
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