Men's Swimming

Zach Birnbrich


Anthem, Ariz.

High School:
Boulder Creek


Anthem Dolphins

Zach Birnbrich


No. 7 Buckeyes Primed For Big Ten Championships

Follow along with @OhioState_MSwim as Coach Dave Rollins live tweets from the 2014 Big Ten Championships


Ohio State Places 12th at NCAA Championships

Buckeyes accumulate 20 individual All-America recognitions; were the third-highest finishing Big Ten team.


Buckeyes Begin NCAAs in Record-Breaking Fashion

Upperclassmen Jason Schnur, Zach Birnbrich, Zach Holmes and Tim Phillips drop a varsity record in 200 freestyle relay for ninth-place.


Ohio State Places 75 Student-Athletes on Winter Academic All-Big Ten Team

The men's swimming and diving team led the way with 28 honorees


Twelve Buckeyes Ready for NCAA Championships

Buckeyes send one of largest groups in program history to NCAAs

At a glance: Zach is a legacy swimmer at Ohio State as both his father (Axel) and uncle (Mark) swam for the Buckeyes in the 1980s ... primarily a freestyle specialist ... has qualified for two-consecutive NCAA championship meets thus far in his collegiate career ... holds one school record alongside his teammates in the 200 freestyle relay (2012).

As a junior (2012): One of 10 Buckeye swimmers invited to the NCAA championships ... earned honorable mention NCAA All-America status for placing 11th (1:18.41) in the 200m freestyle relay ... swam to 17th-place finish (2:55.18) in the 400 freestyle relay at NCAAs ... was part of school record breaking 200 freestyle relay (1:17.70) at the Big Ten Championships ... also, took 19th at the conference meet in the 50 freestyle in 20.35 ... named second team All-Big Ten ... ranked fourth on the Buckeye depth chart in the 50 freestyle (20.11) ... received acknowledgement for his efforts in the classroom with Academic All-Big Ten, CSCAA All-America and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete recognition.

As a sophomore (2011): Qualified for NCAA championships as a part of the 200 freestyle relay team as well as individually in the 50 freestyle ... swam the third-fastest team time in the 50 free and the fourth-fastest time in the 100 backstroke.

As a freshman (2010): Named an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete ... received a Varsity O Letter.

Background: Swam for his father for the Anthem Dolphins club team ... has two brothers, Alex and Toby ... Zach, as a senior at Boulder Creek High, was an All-American and the state champion in the 100 freestyle and was selected as the Arizona Swimmer of the Year ... a two-time team captain, he was also a three-time regional swimmer of the year ... he was a three-year volleyball letterman as well for a team that was a two-time state runner-up ... plans to major in mechanical engineering.

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