William & Mary Picks Up Distance Freestyler Natalia Rongione

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Natalia Rongione of  Machine Aquatics has verbally committed to William & Mary for this coming fall. Rongione’s older sister is Isabella Rongione, an age group standout who swam at USC.

I’m so excited to announce my verbal commitment to swim and study at William and Mary! Thank you to my family, friends, and coaches for the support along the way! Cant wait to be a part of the tribe family!! Go tribe💚💛

William & Mary said it was cutting its swim programs in September 2020, but reinstated the women’s team in October and the men’s team in November.


  • 200 free – 1:55.96
  • 500 free – 5:06.83
  • 1000 free – 10:29.15
  • 1650 free – 17:34.69
  • 100 breast – 1:07.14
  • 200 breast – 2:27.48

A senior at Langley High School in Virginia, Rongione has placed top-12 in the 500 free at the last three Virginia HS 6A State Championships. She’ll compete at the 2021 6A meet later this week.

It took a 17:29 to score at the 2020 CAA Championships in the mile, an event where four swimmers from William & Mary scored in the top-12.

Rongione joins Sydney-Cate Thornett, Julie Anderson and Lexi Nussbaum in William & Mary’s incoming class.

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14 days ago

She’s a tiny powerhouse. I’ve loved watching her take on much taller girls. Congrats!

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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