Simona Quadarella


Simona Quadrella, an up and coming Italian Swimmer , won Gold at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games in the 800M Free. While her 8:35.39 is not close to Katie Ledecky’s Junior World record of 8:11.00, it still cracks the Top 50 in the World.

2017 World Championships

Quadarella swam to a bronze medal finishing behind American, Katie Ledecky, and Spain’s Mireia Belmonte. While Ledecky swam away from the rest of the competition, the next 5 swimmers were within two seconds of each other through the 800M mark. By 12oo Meters, Quadarella and Belmonte were neck and neck, but Belmonte pulled away in the last 300 Meters to finish with a time of 15:50.89 to Quadarella’s 15:53.86. Her split at the 800M mark, 8:29.32, was faster than her previously listed best time 8:29.79.


International Medals

Place Event Year Meet
Gold 800 Free 2014
Silver 800 Free 2015
Bronze 1500 Free 2017 World Championships
Gold 800 Free 2018 European Championships

Best Times

Course Event Time Date Meet
lcm 800 Free 8:16.35 08/04/15 2018 LEN European Championships
Glasgow, Scottland
lcm 1500 Free 15:53.86 07/25/17 2017 World Championships

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