From 45.9/1:40.1 to 44.0/1:37.3 in One Meet, Patrick Sammon Commits to ASU

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Arizona State has added Patrick Sammon of Aquasol Swim Club for this fall. Sammon is a senior at Oak Ridge High School in El Dorado Hills, Calif.


  • 100 free – 44.01
  • 200 free – 1:37.36
  • 500 free – 4:33.45
  • 100 fly – 49.42

Sammon set new bests at the St. George Sectionals earlier in March, dropping huge amounts of time. Going into the meet, he was 45.91/1:40.13/4:35.74 in the 100/200/500 free, chopping off almost two seconds in the 100 and almost three in the 200. He also dropped from 50.69 to 49.42 in the 100 fly.

In long course meters, Sammon hit lifetime bests in the 50 free (24.18), 100 free (51.51) and 200 free (1:54.85) at the 2020 U.S. Open in November. He came closer to the Olympic Trials Wave I cut at a time trial in St. George in the 50, hitting a new best 23.41.

This is another strong, and fast-improving, sprint addition for the ASU men as they return from their full-team redshirt this fall.

Sammon joins ASU’s incoming class alongside Dylan Gravley, Chris HarigChristian OsterndorfEssias SmithEthan HansenJeremy Graunke, and Léon Marchand.

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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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