NOTRE DAME, Ind. — After a record-breaking week, junior Zach Yeadon has been named ACC men’s Swimmer of the Week. Yeadon, who has earned the honors once already this season, broke two school records at the Ohio State Invitational, one in the 1000 Free (8:47.33) and the other in the 1650 Free (14:32.48).
His 1650 Free performance currently ranks as the fastest time in the nation, and was the first NCAA A Cut earned in the event. It was also Notre Dame’s first A-Cut time of the season.
Of his seven official events at the invitational, Yeadon won six of them, earning three B-Cut times and a U.S. Olympic Trial cut in the 400 Free, although he had already qualified prior to the meet.
“Zach’s efforts tonight and throughout the weekend were tremendous,” Irish head coach Mike Litzinger expressed. “He is maturing into an elite athlete, one that will certainly be reckoned with on the ACC, NCAA and International level. Tonight, his 1650 was awesome, but what I enjoyed just as much was the effort he put in on our relay for the team.”
The Irish have completed competition for the fall, and will next race on Jan. 11 (women) at Iowa and Jan. 17 vs. Northwestern at home.