A NOTE FROM SWIMMING STAFF:
On behalf of the Notre Dame Swimming staff, we would like to announce that our 2015 summer sports camp sessions are now available for registrations! Registrations will remain open until the camps are full. We encourage you to handle all swim camp registrations online. If you have any questions feel free to call our summer sports camp office at (574) 631-8788. We look forward to seeing you in the summer!
MATT TALLMAN, HEAD MEN'S SWIMMING COACH
Matt Tallman enters his 13th season at Notre Dame and his seventh as associate head coach. Tallman spent his first five campaigns serving as assistant coach for the Fighting Irish before assuming his associate position in July 2006.
Tallman’s recruiting efforts have produced some of the top classes in the history of the program - including the 14th-best incoming class in 2009-10, 12th-best in 2010-11 and 25th-best in 2011-12, which in turn has made Notre Dame a factor on the national scene.
The efforts of Tallman have also paid dividends in the pool, as the Irish have broken 128 University records over the last 13 years. Tallman was named the 2013 College Swimming.com Rising Assistant Coach of the Year after being named an honorable mention finalist in 2012. He has mentored 60 total swimmers who won BIG EAST individual and relay championships and all 14 individual Irish record holders, including two-time All-American Frank Dyer and Bill Bass, the second and third all-time Notre Dame men's swimming NCAA Championship qualifiers.
Originally from Lindenwold, N.J., Tallman has a number of Notre Dame connections. His father Dennis is a `73 graduate and his grandfather, Edgar F. Bailey, played football for the Irish in the 1940s.
TIM WELSH, HEAD WOMEN'S SWIMMING COACH
Longtime University of Notre Dame men's swimming and diving coach Tim Welsh, who stepped down from that role following the 2013-14 season after 29 seasons with the Irish, now will take on the assignment of coaching the Notre Dame women's swimming and diving squads on an interim basis, it was announced Sept. 3, 2014.
Welsh coached his Irish men's and women's teams to a combined 326-179-1 (.645) dual-meet record beginning with his arrival at Notre Dame in 1985. His teams won 22 league titles (15 in the Midwestern Collegiate Conference, six BIG EAST Conference championships, one North Star Conference championship) and finished as runners-up on seven occasions (two in the MCC and five in the BIG EAST).
The most apparent reality of the Welsh era at Notre Dame was the almost every-day occurrence that breaking University records became. During his tenure, Welsh saw his student-athletes break the Notre Dame record in every event--on both the men's and women's sides--on multiple occasions. In all, more than 200 University records were set under Welsh's tutelage. The Irish established 12 marks each during the 2004-05, 2008-09 and 2011-12 seasons. In the lists of the top 10 performers in each swimming event in Notre Dame men's history, no names remain from the pre-Welsh era.
Prior to coaching at Notre Dame, Welsh spent eight years as the men's and women's head swimming and diving coach at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md. He led the men's squad to a 65-26 mark, including two NCAA Division III national championships. Welsh graduated magna cum laude from Providence College in 1966 and went on to earn his master's degree from the University of Virginia in 1967.
RYAN VON GUNTEN, SWIMMING ASSISTANT COACH
Ryan Von Gunten joined the University of Notre Dame women's swimming and diving program as its operations specialist intern in the summer of 2013. With the Irish, Von Gunten assists in administration, travel, practice setup and a variety of other tasks.
Prior to coming to Notre Dame, Von Gunten worked in a variety of roles in and around the Bloomington, Ind., area for the last eight years.
After graduating from Ball State in 2004 with a degree in exercise science, he moved on to Indiana University to work toward a masters in kinesiology with a specialty in sports administration and marketing.
After completing that degree in 2006, Von Gunten began a five-year run in the Hoosiers' athletic department. After finishing a year as a compliance intern, Von Gunten spent three and a half years as compliance coordinator.
Over the last two years he has spent time as an assistant coach for the Indiana University Club Paradise swim team, the Bloomington High School South swim team, the Jackson Creek Junior High swim team and lastly with the IU swimming team as a volunteer assistant coach. While with the Hoosiers for the 2012-13 season Von Gunten helped coach both teams to a pair of second place finishes at the Big Ten meet and tutored seven all-Big Ten first team selections and seven all-Big Ten second team honorees.
CHRIS SWENSON, DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Chris Swenson is in his first year as the men's swimming and diving director of operations at Notre Dame. He brings nearly five full years of collegiate coaching experience in to the newly created role, most recently serving as the acting head coach of the men's and women's swimming programs at Saint Peter's University (Jersey City, N.J.).
Swenson spent the previous 15 months as the assistant coach for the Saint Peter's swimming teams and saw 34 school records set between the men's and women's squads during his tenure. The men's team earned their highest finish at the MAAC Championships in 2013, placing fourth, only to see the women's team follow suit a year later, also finishing fourth. Swenson also mentored four swimmers to achieve NCAA Division I `B' qualifying times in 2013.
Swenson was a two-time NCAA Championship qualifier in the 200 breaststroke at Rowan University, serving as a senior captain in 2004-05 after being selected as the team's most valuable player the previous season. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in management from Rowan in 2005, later obtaining a master's degree in business administration from the university in 2008. He is certified through the American Swim Coaches Association (ASCA) with a level 3 certification.
Boarders: $650.00 Non-Boarders: $575.00
*BOTH SESSIONS ARE SHORT COURSE and TECHNIQUE BASED CAMPS!!!
Non-boarders will check in with all other campers on the first day.
Non-boarders will receive an itinerary at check-in with drop off and pick up times.
Campers will be residing in undergraduate residence halls on the Notre Dame campus.
If you must cancel, please do so early so that we can notify those on the waitlist.
If you cancel for ANY reason (injury or otherwise) up until 8 days prior to the start of camp,
you will receive a refund less a $75.00 cancellation fee. This is to cover all processing fees.
No refunds can be issued for any reason within 1 week of a camp session’s start date.
Please note that the first camp meal will be lunch on the first day of camp.
Please note that the last camp meal will be lunch on last day of camp.
For questions prior to the start of camp, contact the Notre Dame Sports Camps Office:
574-631-8788 • firstname.lastname@example.org