The University of Notre Dame women’s swimming and diving team is getting an early start composing its class of 2022. After last fall’s verbal commitment from Hungary’s Márton Barta, the Fighting Irish have now received notice that Sinead Eksteen plans to join the program in the fall of 2018.
“I just [verbally] committed to swim for the University of Notre Dame. I currently swim for Nation’s Capital Swim Club and my coach is John Flanagan. I chose the University of Notre Dame because of the strong sense of family that I felt within the team when I went on my unofficial visit. The coaches and the team were extremely welcoming and I can’t wait to be a part of such an amazing program. Go Irish! ☘️”
Eksteen, who hails from Vienna, Virginia, is a junior at McLean High School. She is the reigning VHSL 6A record-holder in the 200 free (1:46.53) and 100 back (49.85), having won those events at the 2017 Virginia 6A state meet in February. She also anchored McLean’s fourth-place 400 free relay.
Swimming with NCAP, Eksteen was a two-time finalist at AT&T Winter Championships last December, placing 8th in the 200 free and 12th in the 500. At the NCSA Spring Junior National Championship in March, she was a finalist in the 200 free (4th), 500 free (4th), 200 back (19th), and 200 IM (19th).
Eksteen’s top SCY times include:
- 100 free – 49.85
- 200 free – 1:46.53
- 500 free – 4:44.11
- 1000 free – 9:45.69
- 100 back – 56.30
- 200 back – 1:58.39
- 200 IM – 2:01.88
- 400 IM – 4:15.18
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