Notre Dame swimmer finds new lane in music

Fri, Mar 9

Dave Moisan would seem like a candidate to end up on ESPN.

The native of Louisville, Ky., was an All-America swimmer in high school, landing a scholarship to Notre Dame, where he earned all-Big East honors.

But it was a different talent he discovered while in South Bend that led him to get some airtime during a national sports broadcast.

Moisan's song "Don't Need to Worry Bout Me" won the "Who's Next?" competition on ESPN Home Court's Facebook page. The contest featured songs by indie bands from the home states of teams featured on recent college basketball broadcasts.

As a result, the song will be featured during ESPN's college basketball coverage Saturday.

Unsurprisingly, Moisan spent most of his life in the pool, working toward becoming an accomplished swimmer. Music came much later.

"I started playing music when I was a sophomore in college, so I was kind of a late bloomer," Moisan said. "I started writing and it snowballed from there."

Moisan, now 29, credits his musical inspiration to all that time spent in the water.

"I was in the pool like five hours a day," Moisan said. "You get pretty creative when you're staring at a line at the bottom of a pool for that long of your life -- and you have that many chemicals surrounding you."

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