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Backstroker Paul Datovech Sends Verbal To The College of Mary Washington


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Paul Datovech of Ashland, Virginia, has verbally dedicated to hitch NCAA Division III college The College of Mary Washington class of 2025.

“I’m extraordinarily excited to announce that I’ve chosen to swim and research on the College of Mary Washington! Thanks to my household, coaches, teammates, and associates who’ve supported me all through this course of. I stay up for working with Coach Anderson! Go Eagles! 🦅”

Datovech, a backstroke specialist, swims for the SwimRVA Rapids Swim Staff. In August of 2019, he completed third within the 100m again and fifth within the 200m again on the Japanese Zone Age Group Championships. Later that 12 months, he positioned 4th in each the 100 and 200 again on the VA VSTP Invitational, and in March of 2020, finaled within the 100 again on the Virginia Swimming Senior Championships. This fall, Datovech dropped in 6 occasions throughout three SwimRVA intrasquad meets.

Along with the Rapids, Datovech attends and competes for Patrick Henry Excessive College in Ashland, about 20 minutes north of Richmond, Virginia. There, he has competed on the Virginia 4A State Championships individually the previous two years, and on the 200 free relay his freshman 12 months in 2018. 4A is the third-largest class of excessive colleges out of 5 in Virginia. In 2020, he was a two-time B finalist, ending ninth and 12th within the 100 backstroke and 100 fly respectively. 


  • 50 Again – 25.20
  • 100 Again – 53.40
  • 200 Again – 1:57.84
  • 100 Fly – 55.25

Datovech shall be a big impact on the Eagles starting his freshman 12 months. On the 2020 Metropolitan Swimming Convention Championships, Datovech would have scored within the B ultimate within the 100 and 200 again, and 100 fly. The Eagles misplaced Austin Farrar, the 2020 Capital Athletic Convention Champion within the 200 again, final 12 months to commencement and Datovech will present reduction to that scoring hole in future years. The College of Mary Washington can be competing with the Metropolitan Swimming Convention for the first time in 2020-2021 after successful 20 straight titles within the Capital Athletic Convention.

Datovech joins freestyler Kyle Diederich and Eric Hupp within the College of Mary Washington highschool recruiting class of 2021. 

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