NOTRE DAME, Ind. — The University of Notre Dame men’s swimming team announced their early signees last November, and now have one more member to add to the incoming freshman class. Maciej Wojciech Olszewski committed to the Fighting Irish in late spring, becoming the fifth breaststroker in the class of 2019.
“Maciej is a very talented breaststroker, who narrowly missed the Olympic Trial standard. He will add to the depth of a breaststroke-rich class, who will be very fun to work with on a daily basis,” says head coach Matt Tallman.
Olszewski, who was born in Warsaw, Poland but now resides in Evanston, Illinois, chose Notre Dame for multiple reasons. “I chose this university because it provides a great balance of academics and athletics at a very high level. Next season, I look forward to expanding my training in the weight room and training with a great team,” he says.
The Irish open their 2015-16 season in traditional fashion, with the Dennis Stark Relay meet. Stay tuned to und.com for summer updates on the team.
Maciej Olszewski, 6-2, 182 lbs., Breastroke/IM (Evanston, Ill./Evanston Township/NASA Wildcat Aquatics)
100 Breast (SCY) — 57.63; (LCM) — 1:07.54
200 Breast (SCY) — 2:01.28; (LCM) — 2:18.74
200 IM (SCY) — 1:55.91; (LCM) — 2:13.43
400 IM (SCY) — 3:59.23; (LCM) — 4:38.51
Prep & Personal: Talented breaststroker and IM-er who joins four other incoming freshman breaststrokers for the Irish … spent most of his life growing up in Poland … competed multiple times at the Polish Junior Nationals … biggest athletic thrill to date was winning the 200m breaststroke at the 16-year-old Polish Junior Nationals Meet in 2013, while also finishing second in the 400 IM and third in the 100m breaststroke … as a freshman qualified for state finals with high school team, clocking a 1:01.20 mark in the 100 breast … went on to win as conference champions … as a sophomore, set the sophomore school records in the 100 breast (59.20) and 200 IM (1:56.88) … qualified for state finals and finished the year as sectional runners-up … as a junior broke his own school record in the 100 breast (58.86) and clocked a top time of 1:55.91 in the 200 IM … again went to state finals, this time finishing as sectional champions … named a two-time Scholastic All-American and won three varsity letters … graduated from Evanston Township in May of 2015 in the top 5 percent of his graduating class … was an AIME qualifier … took third place in a National AAPT photographer’s contest … participated in Team ASAP, a school-sponsored support group for students taking AP classes … is an accomplished pianist, having played the piano for six years … born to parents Anna Olszewska and Wojciech Olszewski … has one brother, Adam … intends to major in Math or Chemistry at the University.
Swimming news courtesy of Notre Dame Swimming.