AS A SENIOR: Had arguably his best season with the Irish, re-setting several records and finishing fifth in the 200 free at the NCAA Championship (1:33.43) … earned second career All-America accolade for top-five finish … named College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) first team Scholar All-American for second time in his career, alongside diver Joe Coumos … swam the 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1,000 free while dabbling in the 100 fly … broke school records in every event he swam … swam lead leg in the 200 free relay that placed fifth at ACC Championship (19.57 split) … was seventh in 50 free at ACC Championship (19.62) … was first in 50 free against Michigan State (20.38), Wisconsin (20.57) and Air Force (20.58) … swam lead leg of 400 free relay team at NCAA Championship (2:55.22), finishing 21st … 400 free relay team placed fifth at ACC Championship (2:55.07) … clocked in at sixth in 100 free at ACC Championship (43.07) … 400 free relay finished first at Hawkeye Invitational (2:56.89) … placed ninth individually in 100 free at same meet (43.81) … was first in 100 free against Auburn and Indiana (44.34) … touched the wall in third against Louisville in 100 free (45.46) … was first against Michigan State in 100 free (45.87) … won 200 free at ACC Championship, touching in at 1:33.20 … came in first in 200 free at Hawkeye Invitational (1:35.01) … in 500 free, finished 18th at NCAA Championship (4:17.13) … won 500 free event in tri-meet versus Pittsburgh and Virginia Tech (4:26.77) and touched in first against Wisconsin (4:31.42) … set school and Rolfs Aquatic Center pool record in 1,000 free against Cleveland State (9:11.93) … in 100 fly, came in first against Louisville (49.03) and at Hawkeye Invitational (46.92) … finished seventh in solo outing in 200 fly at Shamrock Invitational (1:52.98) … earned first-team All-ACC Honors for title in 200 free … monogram winner.
AS A JUNIOR: After a record-breaking sophomore season, continued to rewrite the Irish record books as one of four team captains during junior campaign … joined Bill Bass (2012) as just the second College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) first team Scholar All-American in program history … also became the first two-time All-America selection in Notre Dame men[apos]s swimming history … specialized in a number of freestyle events, including the 500 free, breaking the previously set school record with a time of 4:17.39 … placed 16th as a member of the 800 free relay squad (6:25.32) that earned honorable mention All-America honors at the NCAA Championships … set three school records at the BIG EAST Championships, which included a first-place finish in the 50 free (19.62) … was the first swimmer to reach the pad in the 200 medley relay that set a team record time of 1:26.33 … helped relay team set the school record in the 800 free relay with a time of 6:24.40 to earn a runner-up finish … became the first Irish swimmer to win the 500 free (4:20.53) three times at the BIG EAST meet … picked up three first-place finishes at the Northwestern Invitational, including the 50 free (20.45), 100 free (44.71), and the 200 free (1:37.67) titles … 800 free relay team earned a runner-up finish with a time of 6:41.35 at the meet … placed second in the 400 medley relay (3:19.95), 50 free (20.34), 400 free relay (3:01.66), 200 free relay (1:21.71) and the 200 medley relay (1:30.86) to pace Notre Dame at the Shamrock Invitational … swam in nine events at the Hawkeye Invitational, placing in the top eight in every event with four runner-up finishes … turned in a stellar performance against former BIG EAST rival Louisville, taking first-place in the 200 medley relay (1:29.18), 200 free (1:36.85), and the 500 free (4:29.11) … finished second in the 200 free relay (1:22.12) in the same meet … against BIG EAST competitor Pittsburgh, took gold in the 1000 free (9:25.49) and the 100 free (45.09) … BIG EAST Academic All-Star … monogram winner.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Rewrote the Irish record book en route to earning the first men[apos]s swimming All-America honors in Notre Dame history … placed fourth in the 200 freestyle (1:34.00) at the pinnacle of collegiate competition, becoming the first Irish swimmer or diver to crack the top eight at the NCAA Championships … competed in the 500 free, lowering his school record from earlier in the season to 4:17.97 … also participated in the 100 free (44.04) at the same meet … set four school records at the BIG EAST Championships, highlighted by a first-place finish, BIG EAST and Trees Pool record in the 500 free (4:18.50) … led off the 800 free relay in a school record time of 1:33.71 while helping the Irish to a second-place finish … took second overall in the individual event of the 200 free (1:34.00) … earned bronze in the 100 free, setting the new school mark down to 43.22 … posted a school record while leading off the second place 200 free relay, becoming the first Irish swimmer to crack the 20-second barrier in the 50 free with a time of 19.84 … contributed to second place finishes on the 400 free relay and the 400 medley relay for the Irish at the BIG EAST Championships … turned in a stellar performance at the Hawkeye Invitational in the 200 free, posting a time of 1:35.58 to break the meet record and set the new pool record … garnered bronze in the 500 free (4:22.28) at the same meet … took second place against Michigan State by swimming a season-best 49.32 in the 100 fly … placed first in both the 100 free (44.47) and 200 free (1:37.50) while taking second in the 500 free (4:26.05) at the Shamrock Invitational … rose to the occasion against league foe Louisville, snagging gold in the 50 free (20.27) and 500 free (4:27.86) and earned second place points in the 200 free (1:37.91) … represented the Irish at the 2012 US Olympic Trials, highlighted by a 13th-place finish in the 400 meter free (3:52.74), a swim that ranked him in the top-100 performers in the event in the world at the time … also competed in the 50 meter free (23.28, 65th), 100 meter free (50.67, 45th), and 200 meter free (1:50.53, 29th) …named the 2011-2012 Notre Dame Monogram Club MVP Award for the team … earned a monogram.
AS A FRESHMAN: Registered the highest finish at the NCAA Championships in Notre Dame history with his 26th place finish in the 200 free (1:36.15) … became the first freshman, and the second swimmer, to make the NCAA Championships in school history … swam in two additional events at NCAA Championships … those two events were the 100 free (44.05) and the 500 free (4:27.25) … won the 500 free in 4:19.08, which was an NCAA B-cut time, at the BIG EAST Championships … that performance was a school record and first-ever 500 free time under 4:20 in school history … also took second place in the 200 free (1:36.19) and third in the 100 free (44.11) while being a member of the silver medal 800 free relay, the fourth place 200 free relay and the fourth place 400 medley relay at the league meet … all four times were NCAA B-cuts … the 400 medley relay squad also broke the Notre Dame school record with their 3:15.10 showing … top 1,000 free performance showing (9:22.35) came against Michigan State … his performances in the 100 and 200 free at the NCAAs and his 50 free lead-off leg of 20.35 at the BIG EAST Championships earned him second place on the top performers list in school history all three events … had the top team time in the 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1,000 free for the first time since in the Irish joined the BIG EAST Conference … qualified for the 2012 Olympic Trials in the 100, 200 and 400 meter free events … registered 14 NCAA B-cut swims in his freshman campaign.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Prepped at Shaker High School (N.Y.) … three-time team captain … three-time regional champion … two-time state champion … earned All-American recognition in the 50, 100, 200 and 500 free, and also in the 200 medley relay (which won the New York state title) … set eight school and three sectional records … top times entering Notre Dame: 500 free (4:26.85), 200 free (1:37.97), 100 free (45.95), 50 free (20.65) … member of National Honor Society, Select Chorus and vice president of senior class … son of Mary and Frank Dyer … father played basketball at Siena … graduated from the University in May 2014 as a management consulting major.
Dyer[apos]s Career Bests
|50 Free||19.57||ACC Championship (2014)|
|100 Free||42.84||ACC Championship (2014)|
|200 Free||1:33.20||ACC Championship (2014)|
|500 Free||4:17.13||NCAA Championships (2014)|
|1,000 Free||9:11.93||Cleveland State (2014)|
|100 Fly||46.92||Hawkeye Invitational (2013)|