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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.
- 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.
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