Georgia Tech Picks Up Another for 2021: Lakeside Aquatic Club’s Antonio Romero

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Lakeside Aquatic Club’s Antonio Romero has announced his verbal commitment to join Georgia Tech for fall 2021.

I am thrilled to announce my verbal commitment to continue my academic and athletic journey at Georgia Tech! I am extremely grateful for this opportunity and for all my friends, family, coaches, and teachers that supported me along the way! Go Jackets!!!


  • 100 free – 46.49
  • 200 free – 1:39.27
  • 500 free – 4:30.25
  • 1650 free – 15:40.38
  • 200 IM – 1:50.75
  • 400 IM – 3:54.11

Romero is a strong mid-distance/distance freestyler and IM’er. At the 2020 Texas 6A State Champs in February, representing Plano West High School, Romero scored at sixth in the 200 free (1:39.27) and 12th in the 500 free (4:30.25). At that meet, he also split 22.81 swimming fly on their 200 medley relay, and led off their 400 free relay in 46.49. All of his flat-start swims at that meet were lifetime bests.

At the 2019 Speedo Winter Junior Champs – West, Romero was a C-finalist in the 400 IM with a lifetime best 3:54.11 to place 21st overall. He also finished 24th in the 1650 free with a new best of 15:40.38.

Georgia Tech had nobody under 4:20 in the 500 free and nobody under 15:10 in the mile last season. The Yellow Jackets also just graduated the vast majority of their 400 IM group, and Romero should help address shallow lineups in distance and IM when he gets to campus next fall.

Romero joins Turkish National Team-ers Mert Kilavuz and Berke Saka along with Brazil’s Leandro Odorici in GT’s class of 2025.

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6 months ago

Congrats, Antonio!

6 months ago

Good luck.

About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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