Georgia Tech swimming & diving wraps up the White vs. Gold intrasquad meet tomorrow at 8:30 a.m.
Georgia Tech swimming & diving held its first official team practice on Tuesday
87 Georgia Tech student-athletes participated in internships this summer
Georgia Tech swimming & diving earned CSCAA Scholar All-America honors for both the women's and men's teams for the Spring 2017 semester
Yellow Jackets gaining real-world experience at a variety of world-class organizations
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 10/7/17)|
|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||1:54.25||vs. Alabama (1/20/17)|
|200 IM||1:50.37||2017 ACC Championships|
|400 IM||4:02.59||2015 Georgia Tech Invitational|