- 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: 1:47.94 (2014 European Championships)
400 Free: 3:46.91 (2014 European Championships)
UF All-Time Rankings
200 Free: Eighth (1:33.56)
500 Free: Third (4:12.68)
1650 Free: Second (14:43.15)
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.
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-start 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 the only two freshman in the country last season to qualify for three finals events at the 2014 NCAA Championships.”