Santi Corredor is in the NCAA transfer portal after a season with the Florida State Seminoles. Corredor went to high school in Florida and is a dual citizen in the United States and Colombia.
Corredor began his career at the University of Florida in his home state, then transferred to the University of Southern California for his junior season (the 2019-20 season). He didn’t compete with USC, though, then left the school due to “financial complications.” He hopes to transfer to South Carolina, which would be his fourth school.
He’s outlined his situation in a petition to the NCAA in hopes he can transfer and not have to sit out a season, which includes his claim that his transfer is for mental health reasons due to his experiences at FSU.
“South Carolina is the only school I would swim for. From personal experience as a swimmer under them, Jeff Poppell and Robert Pinter are two outstanding coaches with great team culture values. I would love the chance to have Coach Poppell as my head honcho.”
TOP TIMES (SCY)
- 200 free – 1:37.06
- 500 free – 4:18.57
- 1650 free – 15:19.74
- 200 back – 1:45.08
- 200 fly – 1:45.45
- 200 IM – 1:47.63
- 400 IM – 3:44.85
Corredor has represented his home nation of Colombia internationally; he raced at the 2019 Pan American Games, placing eighth in the 400 free and 400 IM. In yards, his lifetime bests in the freestyle events, and the 200 back and 400 IM, are all from 2018 while he was a freshman at Florida. He hit a 200 fly PR earlier in 2021 with FSU, while his 200 IM PR is from high school. He scored in the 500 free B-final and 200 fly C-final at the 2021 ACC Championships with the Seminoles.
Jeff Poppell was the Florida women’s head coach while Corredor was with the Gators, and Poppell’s currently taking over the South Carolina program as the Florida program is combining genders under Anthony Nesty.
As the Gamecocks rebuild under Poppell’s new direction, Corredor would be a big get for the Gamecocks, who had nobody under 4:20 in the 500 free this past season; in fact, he would’ve been their best swimmer in all of the events on his top times list except for the 200 free.