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2013 Men's Swimming & Diving Roster

Mitch D'Arrigo

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CLASS
FR
Hometown
Rome, Italy (Gainesville P.K. Yonge)
Experience
School

Four-time NCAA All-American

Four-time All-SEC

2014 SEC Freshman Swimmer of the Year

 

Top Times

(Yards)

200 free                 1:33,56 (2014 NCAA Championships)

500 free                 4:12.68 (2014 NCAA Championships)

1650 free              14:43.15 (2014 SEC Championships)

 

(Meters)

100 free                 51.13 (2013 World Junior Championships)

200 free                 1:48.28 (2013 World Junior Championships)

400 free                 3:49.02 (2013 World Junior Championships)

 

UF All-Time Rankings

Yards:

200 Free: Eighth (1:33.56)

500 Free: Third (4:12.68)

1650 Free: Second (14:43.15)

 

National/International:

2014 Italian Spring National Champion in the 200-meter freestyle … Bronze medalist in 400m free at the 2012 European Championships … Italian U18 national record holder in 200 free … Member of the 2011 Italian World Junior Championship roster … Won the 100m and 200m free at the 2011 European Youth Olympic Festival.

 

At Florida:

2013-14:

One of the top freshmen swimmers in the nation and one of three newcomers nationally to finish in the ‘A’ final of three events at the NCAA Championships … Named the SEC Freshman Swimmer of the Year after totaling three SEC individual silver medals and three NCAA top-eight swims … At the national meet was the highest freshman finisher in two of three events … Enjoyed a sixth place performance in the 500 freestyle (4:15.75) after notching UF’s third best all-time swim of 4:12.68 in prelims … Also seventh overall in the mile with a mark of 14:47.36 and the 200 freestyle with a mark of 1:33.97 … Part of UF’s NCAA silver in the 800 freestyle relay … Finished behind a UF upperclassmen in all three of his silver medal swims at SECs … Posted a 200 free mark of 1:33.95, 500 free mark of 4:12.73 and 1650 free mark of 14:43.15 … His mile time broke UF’s 28-year old previous, but was topped in the race by teammate Arthur Frayler’s 14:38.06 … Had the top qualifying times in the 200 free (1:35.84) and 500 free (4:14.33) at SECs … Won seven individual events during regular season and invitational competition … Named the SEC Freshman Swimmer of the Week on three separate occasions.

 

Prior to Florida:

Preferred name is Mitch … Originally from Rome, Italy, and moved to Gainesville prior to the start of his senior season to swim with the Gator Swim club … Attend the Gainesville P.K. Yonge Research Development School … Maintains dual American and Italian citizenship … Ranked as a five-start recruit in the Swimming World College Recruit Rankings … Had an impressive 2012, posting lifetime best times that rank him as one of the top 18-and-under long course swimmers in the United States … Picked up a pair of bronze medals at the 2013 World Junior Championships and set his career lows in his three primary events … Posted a 51.39 in the 100 freestyle at the 2012 Italian Olympic Trials … His best events are the 200 and 400 freestyles … At the Sette Colli meet in June in 2012, he posted times of 1:49.34 and 3:51.72, which would have placed him in the semifinals of the 200 free and in the top 16 of the 400 at the U.S. Olympic Trials … Bested both of his career lows at the 2013 Italian National Championships … Did not swim during the 2013 high school season.

 

Coach Troy on D’Arrigo: “We feel like he can be the best middle distance freshman in the entire country. We are lucky to have him on the team.”

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