NAG Record-Holder Gianluca Urlando Gives Georgia Verbal For Class of 2024

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NEW COMMIT: High school junior Gianluca Urlando has verbally committed to the University of Georgia as part of the class of 2024. Urlando is a member of the United States National Team and owns the 15-16 National Age Group Record in the 100m fly.

A native of Sacramento, Calif., Urlando swims year-round with DART Swimming under head coach Billy Doughty. He is coming off an extremely successful summer, placing third in the 200m fly at Nationals to earn himself a spot on the National Team. He then went on to sweep the 100m and 200m fly at the Junior Pan Pac Championships. In addition to owning the NAG record in the 100m fly, he currently ranks second all-time in the 15-16 age group in the 200m fly behind Michael Phelps.

Urlando was a four-time finalist at Juniors West last December and earned three golds, two silvers and a bronze at College Station Speedo Sectionals in March. He also represented CK McClatchy High School at the 2017 CIF State Championships during his sophomore year where he was the runner-up in the 100 back.

He told Swimming World:

“I am excited to announce my verbal commitment to swim and study at the University of Georgia. So proud to be a second generation bulldog and to swim for such an outstanding program! Thank you to my family, coaches, and friends for your support.  Go Dawgs!!”

His best times include:

  • 100 free – 44.47
  • 200 free – 1:37.50
  • 100 back – 46.83
  • 200 back – 1:43.37
  • 100 fly – 46.70
  • 200 fly – 1:43.55
  • 200 IM – 1:46.69
  • 400 IM – 3:49.58

Urlando will continue the Bulldog legacy: his father, Alex Urlando, was on Georgia’s Track & Field team and is still the record-holder for discus. When he arrives on campus in fall of 2020, Urlando will join a program led by Jack Bauerle that has produced top-level flyers and IMers.

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Katherine Rhodes Peters

Exciting news, Coach Billy Doughty!

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