Anna Gonzalez '16 | Feb. 11, 2014 | Irish UNDerground
When I sat down to interview senior swimmer Frank Dyer, it was almost chilling to hear the song “1985” by Bowling for Soup playing in Rolfs Aquatic Center.
Normally Bowling for Soup doesn’t have much of any effect on me, but that day I was asking Dyer about Men’s Swimming and Diving Head Coach Tim Welsh, whose era at Notre Dame began the very year that song recalls.
This year, that era is coming to its close. After all these years—29, to be exact—after standing on the deck of the pool in Rolfs Aquatic Center, Welsh is retiring.
He revealed his plan to the team in October, before the season’s commencement. “He’s the type of guy who doesn’t want it to get out through leaks, so we had a meeting in our classroom. We didn’t really know what it was about because we didn’t have a meet that week, and it was really pretty dramatic, but it was heartfelt and he said this would be his last season,” Dyer explained.
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