Maddie Faikish, Pennsylvania 3A State Champion, Verbals to Notre Dame

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Maddie Faikish, Pennsylvania 3A State Champion, Verbals to Notre Dame

NEW COMMIT: Junior National qualifier Maddie Faikish has pledged her verbal commitment to continue her academic and swimming career at the University of Notre Dame beginning in Fall 2025.

She will join Tess Heavner in South Bend next fall.

Her older brother, Sean Faikish, is currently a senior for the Fighting Irish men’s team.

Regarding her commitment, she said:

“I am so beyond excited to finally announce my verbal commitment to further my academic and athletic career at the University of Notre Dame! I’m so thankful for my friends, family, coaches and everyone who had helped me along the way! GO IRISH”

A mid-distance freestyler, Faikish trains year-round with North Penn Aquatic Club and  earned three top-8 finishes at the NCAP Invitational back in December. She earned two best times at West Fargo Futures last summer after taking 17th in the 200m free and 18th in the 400m free at Middle Atlantic Long Course Seniors.

Her best times include:

  • 100 free – 51.97
  • 200 free – 1:48.65
  • 500 free – 4:49.63

Currently a junior at North Penn Senior High School, Faikish won the 200 free and took third in the 500 free at the 2024 Pennsylvania 3A State Championships. She finished third and first, respectively, in those events during her sophomore season.

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