Swimming

A NOTE FROM SWIMMING STAFF:  

On behalf of the Notre Dame Swimming staff, we would like to announce that our 2014 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!

 

THE STAFF:

MATT TALLMAN, HEAD MEN'S SWIMMING COACH

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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.

 

BRIAN BARNES, HEAD WOMEN'S SWIMMING COACH

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Brian Barnes is entering his sixth season as the head coach of the University of Notre Dame women's swimming and diving program in 2013-14 after joining the University in August 2008.

During his time with the Irish, Barnes has continued the program's winning ways as evidenced by a strong 2012-13 season that saw the Irish place a program-best 16th at the NCAA Championships by scoring 55 points, which is the second most in school history. Sophomore Emma Reaney continued stamping her mark in program annals, earning BIG EAST Most Outstanding Swimmer accolades, receiving two All-America and two honorable mention All-America certificates and turning in a world-class performance at the U.S. Open to lock up a spot on the 2013-14 U.S. Swimming National Team. In addition to Reaney, four other Irish performers combined to win six honorable mention All-America certificates and the Irish closed out their time in the BIG EAST with their third consecutive runner-up finish. For his efforts, Barnes earned BIG EAST Swimming Coach of the Year for the third time.

In his first two years with the Irish, Barnes helped secure the 14th and 15th consecutive BIG EAST titles in 2009 and 2010. The streak is the longest in BIG EAST history regardless of sport. For his efforts, he earned BIG EAST Coach of the Year both seasons.

Following graduation, Barnes got into coaching with the local Michiana Marlins, a USA Swimming club team that practices in the Rolfs Aquatic Center on the campus of Notre Dame. He was the assistant coach for two seasons at the University of Kansas and the head coach of the Lawrence (Kan.) Aquahawks swim club from 1998-2002 before heading to his alma mater for three seasons.

 

KATE KOVENOCK, ASSISTANT WOMEN'S SWIMMING COACH

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 Kate Kovenock was named assistant coach for the Notre Dame women's swimming and diving team in the spring of 2009 after serving as an assistant coach for the men's and women's teams at Division III powerhouse Kenyon College. The 2013-14 season will mark her fifth with the Irish program.

During her time with the Irish Kovenock has been a key asset to a program that has continued its successful history under Barnes.

During her first two years with Notre Dame, Kovenock also helped tutor Irish standouts Samantha Maxwell, Amy Wren Miller and Kim Holden. Maxwell, the 2010 BIG EAST Most Outstanding Swimmer after having a hand in four titles (100 and 200 breast, 200 and 400 medley relay), earned All-America honors in the 100 breast and honorable mention All-America accolades in the 200 breast as a sophomore in 2009 and honorable mention All-America honors in the 100 breast as a junior in 2010. She also competed at the NCAAs in 2011. Miller received All-America accolades as a junior in 2010 in the 50 free, while Holden competed in three events at the 2011 NCAA Championships.

Away from competitive action, Kovenock has helped plan and organize with Barnes three Coaches vs. Cancer Fighting Irish Swim Clinics that have raised over $25,000 for RiverBend Cancer Services and the American Cancer Society.

Kovenock's collegiate career was marked by academic accolades as well. Graduating with a B.A. in honors philosophy, Kovenock was an Academic All-American during each of her four years and was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All- American Team during both her junior and senior years.

 

RYAN VON GUNTEN, SWIMMING OPERATING SPECIALIST 

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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.

 

CAMP DETAILS:

 

Camp Sessions:

Swimming Camp Session I: June 11th-14th

Swimming Camp Session II: June 18th-21st

Swimming Camp Session III: June 22nd-25th

Boarders: $650.00 Non-Boarders: $575.00

 

Non-Boarders:

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.

 

HOUSING:

Campers will be residing in undergraduate residence halls on the Notre Dame campus.

 

Cancellations:

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.

 

First Meal:

Please note that the first camp meal will be lunch on the first day of camp.

 

Last Meal:

Please note that the last camp meal will be lunch on last day of camp.

 

Contact Information:

For questions prior to the start of camp, contact the Notre Dame Sports Camps Office:

574-631-8788 • ndcamps@nd.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NON-BOARDERS:

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.

NON-BOARDERS:

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.