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.
So excited to announce my verbal commitment to THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS! Hook'em! ???????? pic.twitter.com/IEQvHOeJvw
— Samu L (@F_SPOMAJEVICH) October 11, 2016
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.