Former Salesianum athlete named top ACC freshman swimmer

Jason WinchellHeadlines, Sports

Tommy Janton formely of Salesianum now at Notre Dame was named ACC freshman swimmer of the year, photo courtesy of Notre Dame Athletics

Tommy Janton’s freshman season at the University of Notre Dame ended with a bang.

The Salesianum School alum was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Freshman of the Year. Janton, who graduated from Sallies in 2022, set program records for the Fighting Irish in both the 100- and 200-yard backstroke.

He also was part of Notre Dame’s 200-yard medley relay team that also set a school record. His times in the backstroke at the 2022 U.S. Toyota Open qualified him for the Olympic Trials next year.

In addition to his conference honors, Janton was named Notre Dame’s Rookie of the Year. He is a member of the 2023 All-ACC Academic Team and an honorable mention all-American in the 100 and 200 back.

Janton swam for the Wahoos at the Western YMCA near Newark. While he was at Salesianum, the Sals won four consecutive state championships, and Janton was a key member of those teams.

He won two individual events as a sophomore, junior and senior, and a part of two winning relay teams all four years.

An economics major, Janton also earned a place on the ACC’s all-academic team this year.

Notre Dame finished 18th this year in the NCAA Swmming and Diving Championships in Minneapolis, their highest placement ever.

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