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2013 Men's Swimming & Diving Roster

Mitch D'Arrigo

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

Eight-time All-American

2015 SEC Champion (500 Free, 800 FR)

2015 First Team All-SEC

2014 Second Team All-SEC

2014 SEC Freshman Swimmer of the Year

Three-time SEC Freshman Swimmer of the Week

2015 SEC Academic Honor Roll Selection

 

Top Times

(Yards)

50 Free: 21.80 (Last Chance Meet, March 9-11, 2015)

100 Free: 45.17 (Tennessee, Jan. 31, 2015)

200 Free: 1:33.30 (2015 SEC Championships)

500 Free: 4:10.77 (2015 SEC Championships)

1,000 Free: 9:05.91 (Georgia, Oct. 31, 2014)

1,650 Free: 14:39.90 (2015 SEC Championships)

100 Fly: 52.30 (Pinch-A-Penny All-Florida Invitational, Oct. 3-5, 2014)

 

(Meters)

100 Free: 50.97 (2015 Italian National Time Trials)

200 Free: 1:47.94 (2014 European Championships)

400 Free: 3:46.91 (2014 European Championships)

 

UF All-Time Rankings

Yards:

200 Free: Ninth (1:33.30p)

500 Free: Second (4:10.77)

1,650 Free: Second (14:39.90)

800 Free Relay: First (6:12.85)

 

National/International:

Competed in the 100-meter (27th – 50.97), 200-meter (3rd – 1:49.07) and 400-meter (2nd – 3:54.17) freestyle races at the 2015 Italian National Time Trials… Earned a silver medal in the 400-meter freestyle, as he competed in two events at the 2014 European Championships… 2014 Italian Spring National Champion in the 200-meter freestyle… Picked up a pair of bronze medals at the 2013 World Junior Championships… Recorded personal-best times at the 2013 Italian National Championships… Bronze medalist in the 400-meter freestyle at the 2012 European Championships… Posted a mark of 51.39 seconds in the 100-yard freestyle at the 2012 Italian Olympic Trials… Italian U18 national record holder in the 200-meter freestyle… Member of the 2011 Italian World Junior Championship roster… Won the 100-meter and 200-meter freestyle races at the 2011 European Youth Olympic Festival.

 

At Florida:

2014-15:

NCAA Championships: Earned four All-American honors, as he placed sixth in the 500-yard freestyle (4:14.30), 13th in the 200-yard free and 16th in the 1,650-yard free (14:55.15)… D’Arrigo was also a member of UF’s seventh-place 800-yard freestyle relay team that clocked a time of 6:17.12… SEC Championships: Won two SEC Championships… D’Arrigo won his first-career SEC title in the 500-yard freestyle, as he placed first in a time of 4:10.77 and won his second as a member of the Gators SEC Champion 800-yard freestyle relay team (6:12.85 – UF record)… Also finished runner-up in both the 200-yard (1:33.41) and 1,650-yard (14:39.90) freestyle races… Finished with eight individual wins and was part of three first-place relay teams during the dual meets and invitational competition… Honors: Four-time All-American… Two-Time SEC Champion… First Team All-SEC… 2015 SEC Academic Honor Roll.

 

2013-14:

NCAA Championships: Earned a sixth-place finish in the 500-yard freestyle (4:15.75) after notching UF’s third-best all-time swim in that event in the prelims (4:12.68) … Also placed seventh overall in both the mile (14:47.36) and the 200-yard freestyle (1:33.97)… Was a member of UF’s NCAA runner-up crew in the 800-yard freestyle relay… SEC Championships: Posted a 200-yard freestyle mark of 1:33.95, 500-yard freestyle time of 4:12.73 and a 1,650-yard freestyle mark of 14:43.15 to place second in each race… His mile time broke UF’s 28-year old record, but teammate Arthur Frayler holds the school record, as he placed first in the race with a time of 14:38.06… Won seven individual events during the regular season and invitational competition… Honors: Four-time All-American… SEC Freshman of the Year… Second Team All-SEC… Three-time SEC Freshman Swimmer of the Week.

 

Prior to Florida:

Preferred name is Mitch… Originally from Rome, Italy, but moved to Gainesville prior to the start of his high school senior season to swim with the Gator Swim club… Maintains dual American and Italian citizenship… Was ranked as a five-star recruit in the Swimming World College Recruit Rankings… Did not swim during the 2013 high school season.

 

Coach Troy on Mitch:

“Mitch has endless potential and was one of only two freshmen in the country last season to qualify for three finals events at the 2014 NCAA Championships.”

 

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