John Vatalaro
John Vatalaro
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Strongsville, Ohio
High School: St. Ignatius
Position: Free

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2010-2011: Member of the record-breaking 200 medley relay team, setting a school record time of 1:39.15 at the Patriot League Championship...posted personal-best times in the 100 free (50.50) and the 200 free (1:56.77) at the PLC...tallied a season-best time in the 50 free (22.94) at the PLC...finished first in the 400 yard free relay (3:32.41) against Fairfield...placed first in the 200 yard freestyle relay (1:35.19) against Springfield...named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

2009-2010: Swam a personal-best time in the 50 free (22.83) at the Patriot League Championship, while he posted season-best times in the 100 free (50.89) and 200 free (1:58.85) at the PLC...named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

Before Holy Cross: Four-year member of the varsity swim team at Saint Ignatius H.S...team captain senior year...named Most Improved sophomore season...recieved the John B. Lewis award senior year...two-year member of the varsity baseball team...recieved All-Cuyahoga River baseball conference honorable mention in 2008...team was 2008 Division I state runner-up and 2009 Division I state semifinalist...member of National Honor Society...graduated with High Honors.

Personal: Son of Peter and Doreen Vatalaro...has one sister, Michelle...majoring in History.

Vatalaro's Top Times

Event (yards)TimeMeet (Date)
50 Free22.83Patriot League Championship (2/18/2010)
100 Free50.50Patriot League Championship (2/19/2011)
200 Free1:56.77Patriot League Championship (2/18/2011)