Notre Dame Picks Up 2022 Verbal Pledge from Olympic Trials Qualifier Tommy Janton

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NEW COMMIT: The University of Notre Dame has snagged their seventh early verbal commitment for the fall of 2022 from Olympic Trials qualifier Tommy Janton of Kennett Square, Pa.

He will join Ryan Malicki, Marcus Reyes-GentryMichael FlynnDillon EdgeJack Anderson and Tate Bacon as a member of the Fighting Irish’s Class of 2026.

He told Swimming World:

“As a student athlete growing up, I couldn’t think of any other school more than Notre Dame that I wanted to attend for my swimming and academic careers. I’m happy to announce my commitment to Notre Dame!! Thank you to all of my friends, teammates and most importantly my coaches for encouraging me along the way. I am grateful for the relentless efforts and goal orienting they provided on my behalf. A very special thanks to my family, especially my dad, for all the help, support and guidance during this journey. I look forward to doing my part for the Fighting Irish!! Go Irish!!”

A talented backstroker and butterflyer, Janton does his club swimming with the Western YMCA Wahoos and most recently earned eight best times at the 18&U Winter Championships last month. He punched his ticket to Omaha at the U.S. Open in November and raced four events at YMCA SCY Nationals in April 2019.

In Summer 2019, he had a stellar showing at YMCA LCM Nationals where he achieved four lifetime bests and registered three top-20 finishes.

His best times include:

  • 100 back – 48.23
  • 200 back – 1:44.21
  • 100 fly – 49.75
  • 200 fly – 1:51.25
  • 50 free – 21.14
  • 100 free – 45.91
  • 200 free – 1:39.52
  • 200 IM – 1:51.03

Currently a junior at the Salesianum School, Janton is already a four-time individual Delaware Independent Schools State Championship finalist. He won the 100 fly and 100 back as a sophomore while taking second and fourth, respectively, in those events during his freshman season. He also helped his team win the 4×50 medley and 4×100 free relays in 2019.

Janton will add valuable depth to Notre Dame’s lineup when he arrives on campus at the start of the 2022-23 season and he would’ve placed in the C-final of the 200 back at last year’s conference meet. Under head coach Michael Litzinger, the Fighting Irish finished sixth at the 2020 ACC Championships.

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