Georgia Tech men’s swimming will compete at the 2018 ACC Championships this week in Greensboro, N.C.
Georgia Tech swimming and diving will be back in action next Saturday at 11 a.m. versus Emory on Senior Day
Georgia Tech swimming & diving will return to action in two weeks at South Carolina on Jan. 20
Two school records fall as men finish third, women finish fourth
Iris Wang breaks her own 200 free school record; Camryn Hidalgo wins 3-meter dive
2016-17 CSCAA Scholar All-American Honorable Mention
2016-17 ACC Academic Honor Roll
2015-16 CSCAA Scholar All-American Honorable Mention
2015-16 ACC Academic Honor Roll
2016-17 (Sophomore): Competed for the Jackets in the 100 and 200 breast events, as well as in the 200 fly, 200 and 400 IM … Recorded new career-best times in the 100 breast (55.39), 200 fly (1:54.25) and 200 IM (1:50.37) on the year … Posted the third-fastest time on the season for the Jackets in both the 100 breast (55.39) and the 200 breast (1:59.09) … Also registered the fifth-best time for Tech on the season in the 200 IM (1:50.37) and the seventh-fastest mark in both the 200 fly (1:54.25) and the 400 IM 4:03.64) … Totaled 17 top-10 finishes on the year, highlighted by a second-place finish in the 200 breast (2:07.43) versus BC and Pitt … Placed fourth in the 100 breast against BC and Pitt (59.56) and versus Georgia (57.10) … Also tallied fourth-place finishes in the 200 breast versus UGA (2:04.04) and in the tri-meet against Cincinnati and FAU (2:08.37) … Finished 21st in the 200 breast (1:59.09) and 27th in the 100 breast (55.39) at the 2017 ACC Championships ... Recognized as a 2016-17 CSCAA scholar all-American honorable mention.
2015-16 (Freshman): Had a strong season adding to the depth of the Jackets’ mid-distance group … Showed his versatility by competing in six events during the season … Recorded a career-best time in the 100 breast at 56.29 at the GT Qualifier, placing him fourth among the Jackets on the season … Broke 2:00 for a career-best time of 1:58.86 in the 200 breast at the GT Qualifier, making him a solid third among the Yellow Jackets ... CSCAA scholar all-American honorable mention.
Before Tech: Lettered for four years at Duluth High School in Duluth, Ga. … Spent two seasons as captain … Competed in IM, breast and fly events … Swam at the Junior Nationals in San Antonio, Texas, finishing sixth in the 200m breaststroke to re-earn Olympic Trial cut … Holds Duluth High School’s record in the 200 IM, 100 breast and 200 free relay events ... Finished 15th of 521 students in his high school graduating class.
Personal: Full name is Joseph Emanual Portillo … Son of Joel and Carol Portillo … Born Oct. 14, 1996 in Lawrenceville, Ga. … Enjoys video games, hanging out with friends and playing Ultimate Frisbee … Chose Georgia Tech because of its stellar academics, future job opportunities, a great team and facilities … Majoring in mechanical engineering.
|Portillo's Career Top Times (through 11/30/17)|
|200 Free||1:47.55||vs. Cincinnati and FAU (12/18/15)|
|100 Breast||55.39||2017 ACC Championships|
|200 Breast||1:58.86||2016 Yellow Jacket Championship Qualifier|
|200 Fly||1:51.98||2017 Georgia Tech Invitational|
|200 IM||1:50.37||2017 ACC Championships|
|400 IM||4:02.59||2015 Georgia Tech Invitational|