Gianluca Urlando is a competitive swimmer who represents the US internationally.
2018 Summer Nationals
In Irvine at the 2018 Summer Nats, Gianluca had a breakout meet, highlighted by a 3rd place finish in the 200 fly on night 1 of the competition. His time of 1:55.21 was the 2nd fastest ever done by a 15-16 year old in the event, trailing only Michael Phelps (1:54.58). With this performance he qualified for the Junior Pan Pacs team.
2018 Jr Pan Pacific Championships
In Fiji, Urlando won gold medals in the 100 and 200 fly as well as the 400 medley and mixed medley relays. In the 100 fly, his winning time of 52.40 broke the 15-16 NAG in the event. He also finished 2nd in the 200 IM (2:00.60) behind Carson Foster and led off the 4×200 free relay B squad in a best time of 1:50.08.
2018 Winter Junior Nationals – West
Urlando finished out his sensational year in Austin, where he won and set National Age Group Records for 15-16 in the 100 fly (45.62), 100 back (45.66), and 200 fly (1:40.91, breaking Michael Phelp’s NAG of 1:42.10). He also claimed gold in the 200 IM (1:42.99) and went best times in the 200 free (1:34.38), 50 free (20.01, 5th), and 200 back (1:42.11). The 4×200 free relay he led off also broke the 15-16 NAG.
2018 15-16 Male Swimmer of the Year
For his accomplishments in the pool, Gianluca Urlando was awarded the Swimmer of the Year Swammy Award for the 15-16 Male category.
2019 College Station Sectionals
Swimming on the opening night of the College Station Sectionals, Urlando led off DART’s 800 free relay with a 1:47.73. That took almost 8-tenths of a second off the old record of 1:48.57 that was set just a year ago by another high school phenom: Carson Foster of the Mason Manta Rays in Ohio.Though he didn’t manage anymore NAG’s over the weekend, he did post times of 1:55.76 200 fly, 52.51 in the 100 fly, 49.97 in the 100 free (relay lead off), and 2:00.34 in the 200 IM.