Winter Juniors Qualifier Conor Jellig Verbally Commits to Georgetown

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Haddonfield, New Jersey’s Conor Jellig has announced his intention to swim at Georgetown University in the class of 2026.

“I am stoked to announce my verbal commitment to swim and study at Georgetown University! Huge thanks to all my friends, family, and coaches who pushed me to get where I am today. Pumped to spend the next four years as a Hoya. HOYA SAXA!”

Jellig is a rising senior at Haddonfield Memorial High School. He swims year-round with Jersey Wahoos and specializes mainly in distance and mid-distance freestyle. This summer, he swam at USA Swimming Futures Championships–West Fargo and finaled in both the 400 free (14th) and 400 IM (7th). He earned PBs in all three of the events he swam: 200 free (1:57.12), 400 free (4:09.00), and 400 IM (4:37.24). Earlier in July he competed at Middle Atlantic Senior Long Course Championships, swimming a wide array of events. He placed 10th in the 200 free, 7th in the 400 free, 6th in the 800 free, 2nd in the 1500 free (16:15.39, PB), and 4th in the 400 IM. He also swam the 200 back in prelims, notching a PB of 2:11.04, and led off the 200 medley relay with a 50 back PB of 29.08.

This spring, he updated all his lifetime bests in short course events. Those include big year-over-year drops in the 400 IM (-19 seconds), 200 fly (-8 seconds), and 500 free (-6.7 seconds).

Top SCY times:

  • 400 IM – 4:01.53
  • 1650 free – 15:46.79
  • 1000 free – 9:33.22
  • 200 free – 1:42.37
  • 500 free – 4:33.80
  • 200 back – 1:53.08
  • 200 fly – 1:56.50

Georgetown canceled its 2020-21 season altogether, and while the Big East did hold a championship meet, the Hoyas did not participate. Jelig’s best times would have scored in the top-8 of the 500 free, 1650 free, and 400 IM and the B finals of the 200 free and 200 back.

At the 2019 conference meet, in which Georgetown men placed 2nd, Jellig’s best times would still have scored in the more complete meet. He would have been the Hoyas’ fastest miler and would have joined then-sophomores Brett Sherman and Matthew Braviak in the A final of the 500 free. While they will have graduated by the time Jellig arrives on campus, he will join a strong freestyle/IM group led by incoming freshman Will Barao and Jack Brearton. Jellig will head to Georgetown in the fall of 2022 with fellow verbal commit Nick Pezzella.

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