John Shebat


John Shebat is an NCAA champion from the University of Texas. The Virginia native swam for Nations Capitol Swim Club prior to his move to Texas.

University of Texas


Shebat made a big splash during his freshman season as a Longhorn. He became a NCAA Champion at his first appearance at the meet as a member of the 400 yard medley relay. Along with Will Licon, Joseph Schooling and Jack Conger, Shebat broke the NCAA and U.S. Open record in 3:00.68 to take the title. In the 200 yard medley relay he helped the Longhorns to a bronze medal with his lead off backstroke leg. Individually he placed 11th both the 100 and 200 yard backstroke.

2016 U.S. Olympic Trials

Shebat left his mark as one to watch in the  100 meter backstroke at the U.S. Olympic trials. He went in to the meet seeded 18th but climbed higher through the ranks to make the final where he finished sixth in 54.20. He also swam the 200 meter IM finishing 20th and 100 meter butterfly finishing 31st.

Best Times

Course Event Time Date Meet
scy 100 Back 45.36 03/24/16 2016 NCAA Championships
Atlanta, Georgia
scy 200 Back 1:39.74 02/25/17 2017 Big 12 Championships
Austin, Texas
scy 200 IM 1:42.99 02/23/17 2017 Big 12 Championships
Austin, Texas
lcm 100 Back 54.20 06/27/16 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials
Omaha, Nebraska
lcm 200 Back 2:03.94 08/10/15 2015 Phillips 66 National Championships
San Antonio, Texas
lcm 200 IM 2:02.09 06/30/16 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials
Omaha, Nebraska
lcm 100 Fly 53.70 07/01/16 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials
Omaha, Nebraska
UT Longhorns in the stands (courtesy of Tim Binning, Joe Schooling - Texas Longhorns dual A&M Oct, 2014 - courtesy of Andy Ringgold