Sam Pekarek
Sam Pekarek
Year: Fy.
Hometown: Apple Valley, Minn.
High School: Eastview
Events: Breaststroke/IM

Best Times:    100 Breast: 54.42        200 Breast: 1:59.63    

                        200 IM: 1:50.14          400 IM: 4:01.79

Club: Blackline Aquatics


2017-2018 (First Year):100-yard breaststroke: 13th place at the 2018 Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships… Third place vs. Seton Hall… First place at Harvard vs. Princeton… 200-yard breaststroke: 13h place at Ivies… Fifth place at Dartmouth vs. Penn… Fourth place vs. Cornell… Third place at Harvard vs. Princeton… 100-yard IM: Third place vs. Southern Connecticut… 200-yard IM: Fifth place at Seton Hall.

Before Yale: Five-time NISCA All-American, Three-year Scholastic All-American, Five high school swimming team records… Four-time Minnesota All-State… Finalist for the 2017 Minnesota Swimmer of the Year… Team Captain 2016-17… Two-time High School State Runner-up in 100 Breast… Three-time Senior State Champion.

Personal:  National AP Scholar… National Honor's Society… National Chinese Honor's Society… First member of family to swim… Youngest of three children... Enjoys playing volleyball and spike-ball outside… Enjoys hiking. 

Why Yale: “Yale gave me the great opportunity to both learn at the highest level and compete in the prestigious Ivy League.”