Italy Names Santo Condorelli In Short Course World Championship Roster


Italy has officially named former American Junior National Teamer and Canadian Olympian Santo Condorelli to its official roster for the 2018 World Short Course Championships.

On November 2nd, Condorelli completed the process of switching to Italian sporting citizenship. Now he will represent Italy at the 2018 FINA Short Course World Championship.

The last week, Condorelli swam 47.86 in 100m free (short course) at “Mussi-Lombardo-Femiano” Trophy and a 21.68 in the 50m free at “Nico Sapio Trophy” in Genoa.

Condorelli adds medal opportunities to the Italian relay, teaming up with mainstay sprinters like the 100m free record holder (long course) Alessandro Miressi and Andrea Vergani.

The Italian National Team for the upcoming 2018 FINA Short Course Swimming Championship is now complete, with 32 swimmers named to the roster. This afternoon, in a statement, the Italian Swimming Federation issued the final list of athletes who will take part at the SC World Championship in Hangzhou, China, from December 11th to 16th.

Nicolò Martinenghi also returns to international competition after recovering from a fracture of his pubic bone.

The swimmers added to the initial roster are: Santo Condorelli, Nicolo Martinenghi, Matteo Rivolta, Martina Carraro, Davide Nardini , Lorenzo Zazzeri, Alessio Proietti Colonna, Mattia Zuin




Athletes in possession of the following requirements will be qualified for the 2018 World Short Course Championships:

  •  Swimmers ranked within the top three positions in the individual events at 2018 European Championships;
  • In events still available and up to the maximum number of two and in order of time, athletes who score in the period between October 1st and November 18th, national or international events with electronic timing, a performance equal to or better than the time limit indicated in the following reference table.

Italy time table 2018 Short Course Championship

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Where did he swim at university?



May someone please explain how Santo got away with not living in Italy for an entire year? He was at USC until about May and it is a FINA rule that an athlete must live in their new country for 12 months prior to transferring and competing for said new country. Clearly he did not do this.
I was just curious if there is a loophole as he clearly worked the system.

The rule says you have to live there for 6 months in a year-Long period. So if he doesn’t leave the country for 6 months, he can call his 6 months at USC as the first 6 months of his 12 month period, and the 6 months from when he arrived in Italy as his 6 months in residency. In other words, your (6 out of 12 months) doesn’t necessarily have to start in the foreign country. I wouldn’t really call it a loophole. It’s just a rule that allows some flexibility for people to come and go from their new country. Santo actually took the ‘hardest’ or ‘most conservative’ route (however you want to look at it) by basically… Read more »


Thank you so much!!!! I was really curious and this perfectly explains it!


Do you have a link to this information?

It’s sort of an amalgamation of information.

Here are the FINA sporting citizenship rules:

Coupled with the interpretation of excluding Vyatchaning from Serbian citizenship for not having lived in Serbia for 6 of the prior 12 months:

The FINA rules don’t explicitly talk about the 50%, but it’s been an interpretation that they’ve used in other cases.

(Of course…that interpretation can easily change when it needs to in order to cause problems for ‘enemies of the state’)


Vlad, Santo, Pieroni, Dressel….that scm 100 starting to look like an ncaa all star lineup 👀

Bear drinks beer

I think Santo is only qualified for relays.




its gonna be fun to watch

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 GIUSY  CISALE Giusy Cisale ha frequentato il Liceo Classico "T.L. Caro" dove era impegnata nella redazione della rivista scolastica. Nel 2002 è tra le più giovani laureate in Giurisprudenza dell'Università Federico II di Napoli (ITA). Inizia il percorso di Avvocato Civilista, conseguendo nel 2006 l'abilitazione all'esercizio della professione di avvocato. Si avvicina al nuoto …

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