- Mitch D'Arrigo
- Rome, Italy (Gainesville P.K. Yonge)
Four-time NCAA All-American
2014 SEC Freshman Swimmer of the Year
200 free 1:33,56 (2014 NCAA Championships)
500 free 4:12.68 (2014 NCAA Championships)
1650 free 14:43.15 (2014 SEC Championships)
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
200 Free: Eighth (1:33.56)
500 Free: Third (4:12.68)
1650 Free: Second (14:43.15)
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.
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.”