Italy to Send Twenty Swimmers to 2017 World Championships

After an impressive weekend in Riccione, the Federazione Italiana Nuoto (FIN) has named the Italian roster for the 2017 World Championships. Twenty swimmers will be representing Italy in Budapest, among them being world record holder Federica Pellegrini, European record holder Gregorio Paltrinieri, and junior world record holder Nicolo Martinenghi.

Podium distance threats Gabrielle Detti and Simona Quadarella come in seeded first in the world in the 800 free, while Quadrella has the top women’s time in the 1500 as well, as this is one of the more formidable rosters from the Italians that we’ve seen of late.

The roster is below, and you can view the release from FIN here.


  • Simona Quadarella – 800 free, 1500 free
  • Federica Pellegrini – 100 free, 200 free
  • Silvia Di Pietro – 100 free
  • Arianna Castiglioni – 50 breast
  • Martina Carraro – 50 breast
  • Alice Mizzau – 800 free relay
  • Ilaria Bianchi – 400 medley relay


  • Gabriele Detti – 200 free, 400 free, 800 free
  • Nicolo Martinenghi – 50 breast, 100 breast
  • Piero Codia – 100 fly
  • Federico Turrini – 400 IM
  • Gregorio Paltrinieri – 800 free, 1500 free
  • Matteo Restivo – 200 back
  • Giacomo Carini – 200 fly
  • Luca Pizzini – 200 breast
  • Luca Dotto – 400 free relay, 400 medley relay
  • Ivano Vendrame – 400 free relay
  • Alessandro Miressi – 400 free relay
  • Filippo Magnini – 400 free relay
  • Filippo Megli – 800 free relay

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No 1500 for Detti?


I think that at Worlds Detti will be swimming the individual 1500 free and not the individual 200 free.
Above are the automatic qualifications, but there will be some discretionary choices.


What’s up with Marco Orsi? The Bomber hasn’t been seen on a national team roster for quite some time 🙁


Orsi or Zazzeri will go to Budapest for 400 free relay, Sabbioni will go to Budapest for 400 mixed relay.
Scozzoli will go too.


He suffered health issues last year, and he hasn’t yet regained a great shape this year.
But he could be considered, particularly for 400 free relay, pending his performances at Seven Hills meeting (23-25 June)

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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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