Georgia Tech swimming & diving opened up the 2017-18 season with wins over Pitt
Georgia Tech swimming & diving will open up the 2017-18 regular season next Friday at home versus Pittsburgh at 3 p.m.
Georgia Tech swimming & diving wraps up the White vs. Gold intrasquad meet tomorrow at 8:30 a.m.
Before Tech: Competed in numerous Junior National Championships in his home country of Italy, swimming mostly in the 100 butterfly, 200 butterfly and 200 individual medley events ... Turned in a number of top-four place finishes, touching first-place overall in the 200 butterfly at both the 2017 Junior National Championships and the 2015 Junior National Championships ... Posted a second-place finish in both the 200 fly at the 2014 Junior National Championships and in the 200 breast at the 2012 Junior National Championships ... Also placed third overall in the 200 IM at the 2015 Junior National Championships and fourth overall in the 200 fly at the 2016 Winter National Championships ... Set the new team record in the 200 fly in the short course (1:55.79) on March 20, 2017 and then the long course record (1:59.03) on April 8, 2017 ... Qualified for the semifinals in both the 100 and 200 butterfly events at the first European Games in 2015 ... Competed at the 2017 Italian LCM Championships, turning in times of 55.17 in the 100 fly, 1:59.03 in the 200 fly and 2:07.74 in the 200 IM ... Placed second overall in the 200 fly (2:00.00) at the Italian LCM Championships in August 2017, and also turned in ties of 59.39 in the 100 fly and 2.06.92 in the 200 IM ... Attended the Istituto Statale d'Istruzione Superiore "Primo Levi" in Montebelluna (TV), Italy.
Personal: Full name is Christian Ferraro ... Son of Cosma Ferraro and Ketti Favretto ... Born on Nov. 13, 1997 in Montebelluna (TV), Italy ... Has an older brother named Samuele ... Chose Tech because of the opportunity to study and swim at the same time, the ranking of the school and the ranking of the swimming & diving program ... Intends to major in chemical and biomolecular engineering.
|Ferraro's Career Top Times (through 10/7/17)|
|100 Fly||48.47||vs. Pitt (10/6/17)|
|200 Fly||1:47.14||vs. Pitt (10/6/17)|
|* relay split (s)|