UND Roster

2015-16 Swimming and Diving Roster

Daniel Speers


Height 6'5''
Weight 165 lbs.
Class Freshman
Hometown Bornemouth, Dorset, U.K.
High School The Millfield School

AS A FRESHMAN (2015-16): Had a phenomenal first year with the Irish, swimming at the ACC Championship and NCAA Championship meets … at ACC meet, swam to second place with 400 free relay team (42.59 split) that broke school record and earned automatic qualifying time for NCAA Championship … also placed fifth with the 200 free relay (19.12 split) and took sixth with the 200 medley relay, anchoring in 19.03 freestyle leg … individually finished 10th in the 50 free (19.71 finals, 19.82 prelims) and 11th in the 100 free (43.50 finals, 43.64 prelims) … swam with 200 free relay (19.34 split), 400 free relay (43.49 leadoff split) and 800 free relay (1:37.84 split) at NCAAs, finish 18th, 20th and 21st respectively … began the year swimming on the 200 and 400 free relays at the Dennis Stark Relay meet, splitting 19.91 (200) and 46.20 (400) to earn two first-place victories … versus Michigan State, won with the 200 free relay (20.21 split) and came in second in the 50 free (20.94) and 400 medley relay (44.92 split) … against Virginia Tech and Pittsburgh, clinched first place in the 400 free relay (45.19 split) earned two runner-up finishes in the 200 free (20.32 split) and 200 medley relays (20.28 split) before finishing third in the 400 medley relay (45.31 split) … individually touched the wall fourth in the 50 free (20.88) and fifth in the 100 free (46.01) … at Purdue Invitational, earned three top-three relay finishes, notably winning the 400 free relay (43.91 split) and finishing second in the 200 free relay (19.84 split) and 200 medley relay (19.51 split) … clocked in at 21.62 in the 50 free after swimming 20.84 in the prelims … also finished 10th in 100 free (45.17 finals, 46.51 prelims) and made season debut in the 200 free, swimming to 29th overall (1:44.40 finals, 1:47.60 prelims) … finished ninth with 400 medley relay team (44.16 split) … at Virginia, earned pair of first place victories with 200 free relay (20.02 split) and 400 free relay (44.91 split) … finished second in 200 medley relay (19.96 split), third in 50 free (20.91), fourth with 400 medley relay (45.64 split) and sixth in 100 free (20.02) … swam sparingly against Northwestern, helping 200 medley relay team to first (19.84 anchor split) … at Shamrock Invitational, split 45.39 with 400 medley relay team and finished second with 200 free relay (19.91 split) and 400 free relay (44.68 split) … tied for third in 50 free (20.70 … clocked in at 1:50.37 in 200 free and 45.97 in 100 free … 200 medley relay team finished sixth (20.24 split) … swam 50 free at Ohio State Last Chance Meet, touching the wall in 19.94 in the prelims and 19.73 in the finals, good for first place both times … earned a monogram.

PREP & PERSONAL: Gold medalist with the British National Team at the 2015 European Games as a member of the 4x100m free relay … British Junior National Champion in 50m free, ages 17-18 … won national championship as a member of 400 free relay … finished second in 50m free in 15-16 year old age group and 12th in 100m free … raced to second place in 200m breaststroke in 13-14 age group … competed as a member of the England Talent Programme from 2010-14 … won 100m free in 2012 UK school games … during junior year was part of prep team which broke the national high school records both in the 200m free and 200m medley relays, en route to winning the national title … came in second in 50m free at UK games junior year … graduated from the Millfield School in June 2015 … middle child of Alistair and Carmel Speers … has two brothers … earned silver certificate in Cambridge Chemistry Challenge … is a member of school’s academic society … family dog, Rudy, is named for Irish football player Daniel Ruettiger … enrolled in the College of Science.