Notre Dame Men Nab First 2022 Verbal from MOR’s Tate Bacon

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Tate Bacon, who trains with Marlins of Raleigh in North Caroline, has verbally committed to Notre Dame for 2022. Bacon is Notre Dame’s first male commit for their 2026 class.

I couldn’t be more humbled and excited to announce my verbal commitment to continue my athletic and academic career at the University of Notre Dame!! I would like to thank all of my coaches, teammates, friends and family. I couldn’t have done it without you all! GO IRISH!!☘️


  • 50 free – 20.92
  • 100 free – 45.36
  • 200 free – 1:41.83
  • 100 back – 49.06
  • 200 back – 1:48.32
  • 100 fly – 48.68

Bacon is primarily a sprint backstroker and butterflier. He’s made recent drops since the COVID-19 shutdown, too; at the TAC Titans-hosted invite meet in August, Bacon went lifetime bests in both backstroke events, the 100 fly and the 50/100/500 free. Of those drops, the most notable came in the 100 back (he was 50.81 before quarantine) and 100 fly (50.32 before quarantine).

At the 2020 North Carolina HS 4A Championships, with Wake Forest High School, Bacon was the 100 free runner-up (46.19) and placed third in the 50 free (21.18).

Notre Dame just graduated top backstroker Jack Montesi (45.8/1:40.1), while Bacon will overlap for one season with 2020-21 sophomore Jack Fitzpatrick (48.4/1:44.1). The Fighting Irish also graduated their top sprint butterfliers, though sophomore Charles Korndorffer (47.6 last season) will get an overlap year with Bacon, too.

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1 month ago

Great swimmer and a great kid, couldn’t be more excited for you! Congrats, Tate!

1 month ago

Wow, Way to go, Tate….. and nice picture, too!

Tate Jackson
1 month ago

Coolest name I’ve ever seen. Congrats Tate!

About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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