Fast-Rising SVY Sprinter Sam Hendrix Chooses Kentucky

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Sam Hendrix of Somerset Valley YMCA has given his verbal commitment to the University of Kentucky for next fall. He’s a sprint freestyler and butterflier who has made huge improvements in one season’s time.


  2014 2015
50 free 21.68 20.85
100 free 46.82 45.98
100 fly 53.03 50.56

Hendrix has undergone some serious renovations in the last year, earning a Winter Juniors cut in the 50 free in both short and long course. He recently finished 9th in the 50 fly, 17th in the 50 free, t-17th in the 100 free, and anchored SVY’s 3rd place 200 medley relay, t-3rd place 400 medley relay, and 4th place 200 and 400 free relays at the YMCA Long Course Summer Nationals.

Kentucky only had two guys under 21 seconds in the 50 free last season, and he would have been #3 on their top times list in that event. He would’ve also been #5 in the 100 free and just outside of their top 5 in the 100 fly.

Hendrix adds to an already pretty large class of 2020 for the Wildcats, which includes:

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About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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