Flyer Ollie Bernasek Makes Verbal Commitment to Notre Dame

Fitter and Faster Swim Clinics is the proud sponsor of SwimSwam’s College Recruiting Channel and all commitment news. For many, swimming in college is a lifelong dream that is pursued with dedication and determination. Fitter and Faster is proud to honor these athletes and those who supported them on their journey.

Ollie Bernasek, a senior at Gonzaga College High School in Washington, D.C., has announced his verbal commitment to the University of Notre Dame for 2020-21. Other members of the class of 2024 include Joe Hunt, Liam Smith, Luke Uttley, and Sean Faikish.

“Super excited to announce my commitment to swim and study at the University of Notre Dame! Special thanks to my family, friends, and coaches who have helped me along the way. Go Irish! ☘️

Bernasek swims for Gonzaga College High School and Machine Aquatics. He was runner-up in the 100 fly (50.68) and 9th in the 200 free (1:41.93) at Washington Metros Prep League Championships and he earned a PB in the 50 free leading off the Gonzaga 200 free relay. He won the 200 IM (1:56.91) at Washington Catholic Athletic Conference Championships. At Eastern Interscholastics, he swam the 100 fly (13th) and 100 free (15th). The rest of his best SCY times (100/200 free and 50/100/200 fly) come from NCSA Spring Championship where he placed 31st in the 200 fly. This summer, he went best times in the LCM 50/100/200 free and 50/100/200 fly at NCSA Summer Championship. He finaled in the 100 free and all three butterfly distances and had significant year-over-year time drops across the board: -.4 in the 50 free, -4.8 in the 100 free, -.8 in the 50 fly, -1.9 in the 100 fly, and -5.2 in the 200 fly.

SCY times:

  • 200 fly – 1:50.66
  • 100 fly – 50.52
  • 50 fly – 23.37
  • 200 free – 1:40.86
  • 100 free – 46.88
  • 50 free – 21.52

The Fighting Irish finished 6th of 12 teams at 2019 ACC Men’s Championships. It took 1:45.68 to make the C final of the 200 fly, in which Notre Dame had three freshmen (now sophomores): Zachary Smith, Max Miranda, and Marton Barta.

If you have a commitment to report, please send an email with a photo (landscape, or horizontal, looks best) and a quote to [email protected].

About the Fitter and Faster Swim Tour

The Fitter & Faster Swim Tour produces swim clinics featuring elite stars of the sport and the most innovative teaching platforms. FFT Swim Clinics can be customized to meet age and skill level of every team and community. Call 786-837-6880 or visit http://www.fitterandfaster.com/ to learn more.

FFT SOCIAL

Instagram – @fitterandfasterswimtour

Facebook – @fitterandfastertour

Twitter – @fitterandfaster

FFT is a SwimSwam partner.

2
Leave a Reply

Subscribe
Notify of
2 Comments
oldest
newest most voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Superfan
10 months ago

It says 20-21 start but class of 2025?!?

SwimMom
Reply to  Superfan
10 months ago

He is class of 2024

About Anne Lepesant

Anne Lepesant

Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom swim/swam in college. With an undergraduate degree from Princeton (where she was an all-Ivy tennis player) and an MBA from INSEAD, she worked for many years in the financial industry, both in France and the U.S. Anne is currently …

Read More »