Team captain … would win team[apos]s Mr. Congeniality Award if one existed … always outgoing and upbeat … takes great pride in representing the team and University.
As a Junior: Collected top times of the season at the BIG EAST Championship in the 100 Breast (56.62), 200 Breast (2:06.94), and 200 IM (1:55.01) … his 200 Breast completion was the fifth-quickest on the year for Notre Dame.
As a Sophomore: Notched BIG EAST ‘A’ cuts in the 100 Breast, 200 Breast and 200 IM … placed 10th in the 100 Breast with a season-best time of 56.58 at the BIG EAST Championships … placed 15th in the 200 Breast at the conference meet with a time of 2:08.41 … career-best 200 Breast mark (2:06.49) came at the Notre Dame Invitational … also posted top-career time in the 200 IM (1:56.55) at the Notre Dame Invite … Notre Dame Invitational champion in the 100 Breast … also part of two winning 200 Medley Relay teams … recipient of the team[apos]s Patrick Reilly McManus Captains[apos] Award for his performance in and out of the pool in pressure situations and for exemplifying the concept of being a teammate … named to the BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team.
As a Freshman: Clocked BIG EAST ‘A’ cuts in the 100 Breast (56.39) and the 200 Breast (2:07.04) … both of those marks were achieved in the dual meet at Oakland … swam a conference ‘B’ cut in the 200 IM (1:56.65) at the Notre Dame Invitational … top 50 Free time of 23.35 came at Iowa … second on the team in the 100 Breast … fifth on the team in the 200 Breast … earned 102.5 total points on the season (69 individual, 33.5 relay) … won the 100 Breast at Oakland and placed second in the 200 Breast at the same meet … runner-up in the 100 Breast versus Louisville … named to the BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team.
The Swenson File: Competed for his club team, the Jersey Gators, in the 2005 and 2006 ConocoPhillips Swimming National Championships … clocked a time of 1:05.32 in the 100M Breast at the 2005 meet … six-time high school All-American and two-time New Jersey state champion in the 100 Breast … ranked 16th nationally among 17- and 18-year olds in the 100 Breast (57.00) from 2003-04 … earned All-America honors six times … won three individual YMCA national titles between the 2003 and 2004 seasons … finished in the top six in the 100 and 200 Breast races in both of those national meets … finished first on the Independent Schools All-American list in the 100 Breast in 2004 … 10-time YMCA national finalist … finished first at the state championship in two relays and one individual event (100 Breast) … team won the state championship in 2003 and 2004 … YMCA state record holder in the 100 Breast and his team[apos]s record holder in 12 events … established county and Pirate Invitational records in the 100 Breast … undefeated in the 100 Breast as a junior and senior … former U.S. Open qualifier … was fifth in the country in the event among 15- and 16-year-olds in 2003 … two-time all-state and four-time all-conference performer … Middlesex County Swimmer of the Year for the 2003-04 season … member of the National Honor Society … school[apos]s top scholar athlete as a senior … grandfather graduated from Notre Dame in 1941 … has three brothers … brother, Billy, swims at Rowan University … brother, Steve, swam at the College of New Jersey … born April 15, 1986, in Plainfield, N.J. … son of Barbara and Norman Swenson … enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business.