New York’s David Stewart To Join The Fighting Irish

The University of Notre Dame has received a verbal commitment from David Stewart, a senior at New Rochelle High School in New Rochelle, New York. Stewart will join the Fighting Irish next fall. He must have enjoyed his recruiting trip to Notre Dame this weekend, as he made his decision today.

Stewart represents Badger Swim Club, specializing in fly and freestyle (sprint and mid-distance). As a junior, he placed second in the 100 Fly and sixth in the 200 Free at the 2013-2014 New York Federation Championships. He also placed 45th in the 100 Fly and 57th in the 200 Fly at the 2013 Winter Junior Nationals.

Stewart’s Best Times


50 Free: 21.36/24.91

100 Free: 46.47/53.17

200 Free: 1:41.45/1:57.89

500 Free: 4:44.14/4:16.30

100 Fly: 49.36/57.29

200 Fly: 1:52.59/2:13.58

200 I.M.: 1:55.80/2:15.36


He Is Improving

Stewart’s best short course times were all achieved during his junior season, indicating that he will continue to improve throughout the next year and beyond. In the past two years, he has dropped five seconds in the 200 Free, nearly three seconds in the 100 Fly, and seven seconds in the 200 Fly. At the rate he is improving, he could be going 47-48 in the 100 Fly and sub 1:50 in the 200 Fly by the time he joins the Fighting Irish.

While his times are not at the ACC Championship scoring level yet, Stewart may be needed in the 200 and 400 Free Relay during his freshman year. The Fighting Irish will be able to tap into Stewart’s potential soon, but his final high school season may prove that he can arrive at Notre Dame as an immediate contributor.





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David Stewart
7 years ago

100 Fly best time in Long Course is 57.29

Reply to  David Stewart
7 years ago

Hi David,

We can’t find that time in any results anywhere. If you can point us to it, we’d be happy to update.


David Stewart
Reply to  Braden Keith
7 years ago

Thank you for your response. It should be in my database of you search my times on usaswmming “deck pass” or the website. It was done in 2013 at the “Coupe Du Quebec” or “Canada Cup”. The date is 6/27/2013. Thanks!

Reply to  David Stewart
7 years ago

Ahh gotcha. We don’t have access to deck pass, and didn’t see it in the public individual times search database. Looks like Canada Cup results didn’t make their way into that database, but found the result on Canada’s site. Adding now. Thanks!

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