2011-2012: Competed in four different events including the 50, 100 and 200 freestyles and 100 butterfly…also a member of the 200 and 400 freestyle and 200 medley relay teams…posted season-best times at the Patriot League Championship in the 50 free (22.70), 100 free (50.51) and 200 free (1:54.64)…also set a new school record as a member of the 200 medley relay team with a time of 1:38.83 at the Patriot League Championship.
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)||Time||Meet (Date)|
|50 Free||22.70||Patriot League Championship (2/16/2012)|
|100 Free||50.50||Patriot League Championship (2/19/2011)|
|200 Free||1:54.64||Patriot League Championship (2/17/2012)|