National Junior Teamer Sam Pomajevich Commits to Texas

U.S. National Junior Team member Sam Pomajevich has verbally committed to the Texas Longhorns, dipping back into the D.C. recruiting pool to find a possible Jack Conger replacement for the 2017-2018 season. He’s SwimSwam’s 12th-ranked recruit in the high school class of 2017.

Pomajevich, from the Nation’s Capital Swim Club (NCAP) is a versatile freestyler, butterflier, and IM’er at his best.

Best times in yards:

  • 50 free – 20.56
  • 100 free – 44.78
  • 200 free – 1:36.87
  • 500 free – 4:24.20
  • 1000 free – 9:19.50
  • 1650 free – 15:58.97
  • 100 fly – 47.99
  • 200 fly – 1:44.65
  • 200 IM – 1:51.72
  • 400 IM – 3:53.14

He also raced at last summer’s Jr. Pan Pac Championships – earning a bronze medal in the 200 fly (1:58.22); and placing 9th in the 100 fly (53.54), 10th in the 200 IM (2:05.10), and 19th in the 100 free (51.05) – all best times.

While Pomajevich is certainly not yet at the level of the American Record holder  in the 200 fly, his ability to fill in spots potentially in all 5 relays, his butterfly abilities, and being from the D.C. area does remind vaguely of Conger.

Pomajevich trains at the Burke, Virginia site of the multi-state NCAP club under coach Pete Morgan. That’s the same site that produced current Michigan freshman, and sub-20-second high school sprinter, James Jones. Pomajevich is the two-time defending Virginia 6A State Champion in the 100 fly and also has an NCSA Junior National title in the long course 200 fly.

He attends Manassas-Stonewall Jackson High School in Manassas, Virginia.

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samuel huntington

natural fit for Pomajevich.

the future of US men’s 200 butterfly


just how long will Eddie coach? he still has the touch, but……


I’m sure once Eddie retires, Texas will have another incredible coach lined up. They’re THE swimming powerhouse and any coach in the country would want to take that job


I totally agree. But no guarantees (the last few female swim coaches couldn’t crack top 5 and Kirby Smart is struggling)!


Coach Marsh at Texas would be a great replacement for Eddie OR Coach Holloway?


Texas next hire for women’s team Dave Marsh.


Or maybe Bruce Gemmell.


Texas has an awesome coach in Carol Capitani so no need there!!!

Just Keep Swimmin

Eddie has said that he’s good to go at least through the next Olympics, God willing. He plans to coach until they have to carry him off of the pool deck as he simply loves it. Getting up at 4:00 a.m. and running on the tread mill and rowing for a couple hours a day as he does before holding practice certainly should keep him there as long as possible.

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