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Ron Ballatore
  • Redshirt Freshman
  • Free/IM/Back
  • Gainesville, Fla. (Buchholz)

Career Best Times:
Short Course (Yards)
50 Free - 20.70 (Georgia, 10/27/05)
100 Free - 44.57p (2006 SEC Championships)
200 Free - 1:41.60 (Purdue Invitational, 11/18-20/05)
500 Free - 4:44.84 (Florida Atlantic, 11/11/05)
100 Back - 58.98 (Texas & California 10/21-22/05)
100 Breast - 58.82 (Indian River C.C. 2/4/06)
200 Breast - 2:10.46 (Indian River C.C. 2/4/06)
200 IM - 1:50.69p (2006 SEC Championships)
400 IM - 4:00.71p (2006 SEC Championships)

At Florida

2005-06: SEC Academic Honor Roll selection…Competed in three events at the SEC Championships (2/15-18/06)…Highest finish was 16th in the 400 IM (4:00.71)…Also placed 20th in the 200 IM and 27th in the 100 free…Earned two All-SEC honors (400 IM and 200 FR)…Finished second in the 100 breast (58.82) against Indian River C.C. (2/04/06)…Exhibitioned the 200 breast (2:10.46)…Placed third in the 200 IM (1:52.85) and sixth in the 100 free (46.79) against Tennessee (1/28/06)…Took seventh place in the 200 free (1:42.59) against Auburn (1/21/06)…Also helped the 400 FR team finish fourth (3:02.34)…Earned a second-place finish in the 200 IM against Alabama (1/20/06) with a time of 1:52.75…Also finished fourth in the 100 free (46.18) and fifth in the 50 free (21.44)…Fourth in the 50 free (21.49) and fifth in the 200 MR (1:34.98) against LSU (1/12/06)…Exhibitioned the 400 IM (4:01.69) against the Tigers…Finished third in the 100 free (46.26) against Penn State (1/07/06)…Also finished fifth in the 200 free (1:41.67) and anchored the 200 MR (1:34.27) to a third-place finish…Competed in eight events at the Purdue Invitational (11/18-20)…Individually he placed 10th in the 200 IM (1:52.59), 11th in the 200 free (1:41.60), 12th in the 100 free 46.16 and 24th 50 free (21.94)…Also competed in the 200 FR (1:23.93), 400 MR (3:32.82), 800 FR (6:47.18) and 400 FR (3:05.84)…Placed seventh in the 100 breast (1:00.52) against Florida Atlantic (11/11/05)…Also competed in the 200 MR (1:36.10) and exhibitioned the 500 free (4:44.84)…Helped the 400 FR (3:06.56) to a second-place finish against Georgia (10/27/05)…Placed sixth in the 200 free (1:41.83), eighth in the 50 free (21.70) and eighth in the 100 free (47.32)…Anchored the 200 FR (1:23.10) to a third-place finish against Texas and California (10/22/05)…Individually placed ninth in the 200 free (1:44.34), 12th in the 200 IM (1:57.59) and exhibitioned the 100 back (58.98)…Anchored the 200 MR (1:36.50) to a second-place finish against South Carolina (10/15/05)…Clocked a time of 1:42.38 to finish third in the 200 free (1:42.38)…Placed fifth in the 50 free (21.75) and exhibitioned the 200 FR (1:22.86) against the Gamecocks…Opened the season by finishing second in the 200 free (1:41.64) against Virginia (10/14/05)…Also finished fourth in the 100 (46.83) and exhibitioned in the 400 FR (3:08.24).

2004-05: Redshirted and did not see any action.

High School Earned NISCA All-America honors in 2003 in the 200 IM while competing at Buchholz High School…Helped lead his squad to a seventh-place finish at the FHSAA Class 3A State Championships in 2003…Posted a top-five finish in the 200 IM (1:55.88) as well as in the 100 free (47.79) in the FHSAA meet…Swam on two FHSAA top-six relay teams in 2003…Team captain in both his junior and senior seasons.

Club Swam for the Gator Swim Club…Coached by former Gator Duncan Sherrard.


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