Aqua Centurions Add Italian Breaststroker Martina Carraro to 2019 Roster

Another day, and another new addition for Federica Pellegrini’s Rome-based Aqua Centurions squad. One of 4 European teams that will participate in the first season of the International Swimming League (ISL), the Italian roster started announcing swimmers later than their counterparts, but are catching up in a hurry.

The latest addition is Martina Carraro, bringing the roster up to 9 announced swimmers: 5 women and 4 men.

Aqua Centurions Announced Roster, as of May 17th:

Aqua Centurions – Rome
Federica Pellegrini Luca Dotto
Sarah Koehler Santo Condorelli
Franziska Hentke Phillip Heintz
Margherita Panziera Fabio Scozzoli
Martina Carraro

The 25-year old Carraro has become a fixture on the Italian National Team, including a 20th-place finish in the 100 breaststroke at the 2016 Olympic Games. She was 7th in the same event at last year’s European Championships. She’s the country’s #2 breaststroker in long course, behind 21-year old Arianna Castiglioni, who took bronze in both the 50 and 100 at the 2018 European Championships.

Carraro has been as fast as 1:06.41 in long course, though that’s her only swim under 1:07. She’s been better of late in short course, the course that’s to be used in the ISL, including a 1:04.73 where she finished 4th in the 100 breaststroke at last year’s World Short Course Championships. She took a bronze medal in the 50 breaststroke at that meet as well.

Best Times:

50 breaststroke 30.45 29.59
100 breaststroke 1:06.41 1:04.73
200 breaststroke 2:25.96 2:22.71

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