David Fitch, Joaquin Gonzalez Pinero Verbally Commit to Florida Gators for 2021

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Photo Courtesy: David Fitch / Joaquin Gonzalez Pinero

NEW COMMITS: Potomac, Md. native David Fitch and Joaquin Gonzalez Pinero of Dubai, UAE have announced their verbal commitments to the University of Florida beginning in the fall of 2021.

Both swimmers will join Mason Laur and Oskar Lindholm in Gainesville as a member of the Gators’ class of 2025. Florida is coming off their eighth-straight and 41st overall SEC Championship title.


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Photo Courtesy: David Fitch Instagram (@dfitchy)

A talented butterflyer, Fitch swims year-round with Nation’s Capital Swim Club and owns the Junior National cut in the 200 fly. He recorded three best times at the NCAP Invitational in December and finaled in three events at NCSAs last summer.

Regarding his commitment, he said:

“I am extremely proud and excited to announce my verbal commitment to continue my academic and athletic career at the University of Florida! Thank you so much for all the support over the years from my family, friends, and coaches! Go Gators”

A current junior at Georgetown Prep, Fitch is a six-time Washington Metropolitan Prep School League Championship finalist. He placed fourth in the 100 fly and sixth in the 50 free as a junior after taking fourth in the 200 IM and seventh in the 100 breast during his sophomore season.

His best times include:

  • 50 fly – 23.31
  • 100 fly – 50.19
  • 200 fly – 1:50.48
  • 200 IM – 1:54.02
  • 400 IM – 4:03.82


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Photo Courtesy: Joaquin Gonzalez Pinero Instagram (@jgonzalezpinero)

Primarily an IMer, Gonzalez lives in Dubai, UAW and attends the Jumeirah English Speaking School. Gonzalez is Argentinian and Colombian and represents the Argentina National Team internationally.

Regarding his commitment, he said:

“I am proud to announce my verbal commitment to further my athletic and academic career at UF! Thank you to everyone who has helped me get to where I am today and especially my coach for making this possible. Can’t wait to be part of such an amazing team! Go Gators”

Last summer, he competed in three events at the 7th FINA World Junior Championships in Budapest. In December, he broke the Argentinian national record in the 200m IM with a time of 2:03.54 at the Argentinian Summer Championships. He also competed at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires.

His best times include:

  • 200m IM – 2:03.54 (1:48.41)
  • 400m IM – 4:29.71 (3:57.21)
  • 200m back – 2:05.35 (1:50.76)

If you have a commitment to share, please send a photo and quote via email to hs@swimmingworld.com.