US Open Qualifier Adell Sabovic Sends Verbal Commitment to Princeton

NEW COMMIT: New York City’s Adell Sabovic has given his verbal commitment for the 2020-2021 season to Princeton University. He will join former AGUA teammate Dylan Porges in New Jersey.

Adell Sabovic attends Eleanor Roosevelt High School on Manhattan’s Upper East Side and is a six-year member of Asphalt Green Unified Aquatics (AGUA) under head coach David Rodriguez. He holds one Metropolitan Swimming LSC Record and twenty-seven AGUA team marks. 


Photo Courtesy: AGUA Swim Team

Sabovic currently holds U.S. Open time standards in the 100 and 200 freestyles, as well as a Summer Junior National cut in the 50. This summer, Sabovic took home top honors in the 100 freestyle at the 2019 Senior Metropolitan Long Course Championships and the 2019 Eastern Zone Senior Championships. He also swam the anchor leg of AGUA’s 400 medley relay which set the Metropolitan Swimming 15-18 Record. The event has earned him many victories across the Northeast throughout his time on AGUA.

Sabovic’s efforts in the 100 free earned him a spot at USA Swimming’s 2019 National Select Camp. Out of the pool, he earned USA Swimming Scholastic All America Honors in both 2018 and 2019.

Adell Sabovic’s Best Times:

  • 50 Free (SCY) – 20.81
  • 100 Free (SCY) – 45.02
  • 200 Free (SCY) – 1:38.68
  • 500 Free (SCY) – 4:36.70
  • 100 Fly (SCY) – 50.86
  • 50 Free (LCM) – 23.91
  • 100 Free (LCM) – 51.52
  • 200 Free (LCM) – 1:53.80
  • 100 Fly (LCM) – 57.16
While he has reached frequent success in the 100, it is his 200 freestyle that will add value to Princeton’s roster. For the 2018-19 season, Sabovic would have earned a spot on the Tigers’ 800 freestyle relay with the third-fastest time for the Ivy League Runners Up. His time would have also earned him a spot in the B final of the individual 200 freestyle. He will add solid depth for Princeton’s sprint squad and relay teams for the next four years. After a breakout summer, Sabovic has yet to race rested in the short course yards format after competing at the U.S. Open earlier this month.

Adell Sabovic told Swimming World:

“I am thrilled to announce my commitment to Princeton University! A huge thank you to all the family, friends, and coaches who have helped me along the way. Go tigers!” 

*IVY LEAGUE DISCLAIMER:* A “verbal commitment” does not guarantee admission. An Ivy League coach cannot guarantee admission but can only commit support in the admissions process.

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