- Mitch D'Arrigo
- Rome, Italy (Gainesville P.K. Yonge)
100 free 22.68 (2013 Florida Spring Championships)
200 free 1:39.71 (2012 Florida Patriot Aquatics Fall Invitational)
500 free 4:18.67 (2013 Florida Spring Championships)
1650 free 16:00.97 (2013 Marlin Mile)
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)
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.
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.”