Emma Reaney

Emma Reaney


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Emma Reaney graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2015 as the most decorated swimmer to ever compete at the school, including both male and female swimmers, and one of the most decorated student-athletes across all sports in school history.

Growing up in Lawrence, Kansas, Reaney attended Lawrence High School, where she only swam during her sophomore year.  But what a year it was!  While she has always been a natural breaststroker, Reaney excelled in every stroke – she broke five school records in the 100 butterfly, 100 breaststroke, 100 backstroke, 100 freestyle, and 200 IM.  During her high school years, she also swam for – and was a team caption of – the club team at Ad Astra Area Aquatics.

She continued making a name for herself during her four years at Notre Dame.  Not only was Reaney the first Fighting Irish men’s or women’s swimmer or diver to win a nationaEmma Bio2l
title, she was also the first student-athlete in the school’s history to hold an American record.  Among many other accomplishments, Reaney completed her college career with eight All-America and five honorable mention All-America scrolls, as well as 14 conference titles (10 Big East & 4 ACC) and 19 all-conference scrolls (14 Big East & 5 ACC).  Outside the pool, she graduated from the College of Arts and Letters with a degree in design, a minor in business economics, and a concentration in visual communications – with an impressive GPA that twice earned her recognition on Notre Dame’s Dean’s List, the ACC’s All-Academic Team, and the ACC Academic Honor Roll.






  • Reaney Blog January 2016 So the finger is pinless and back in action! It doesn’t look very pretty, but it can be in the water no problem and boy, does it feel good. I have to wear a splint when I swim or lift for the next 2 weeks still, but it’s better than having to be banished to ...
  • Reaney Blog – December 2015 Hey Dolfin Family! I’m so excited to finally officially be a part of Team Dolfin and to work with them throughout this next whirlwind of a year. I cannot wait to really get into high gear and head into 2016 with momentum. Unfortunately, my training has hit a bit of a speed bump in the past ...


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