John Vatalaro
John Vatalaro
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Strongsville, Ohio
High School: St. Ignatius
Position: Free

2011-2012: Competed in four different events including the 50, 100 and 200 freestyles and 100 butterfly…also a member of the 200 and 400 freestyle and 200 medley relay teams…posted season-best times at the Patriot League Championship in the 50 free (22.70), 100 free (50.51) and 200 free (1:54.64)…also set a new school record as a member of the 200 medley relay team with a time of 1:38.83 at the Patriot League Championship.

2010-2011: Member of the record-breaking 200 medley relay team, setting a school record time of 1:39.15 at the Patriot League Championship...posted personal-best times in the 100 free (50.50) and the 200 free (1:56.77) at the PLC...tallied a season-best time in the 50 free (22.94) at the PLC...finished first in the 400 yard free relay (3:32.41) against Fairfield...placed first in the 200 yard freestyle relay (1:35.19) against Springfield...named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

2009-2010: Swam a personal-best time in the 50 free (22.83) at the Patriot League Championship, while he posted season-best times in the 100 free (50.89) and 200 free (1:58.85) at the PLC...named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

Before Holy Cross: Four-year member of the varsity swim team at Saint Ignatius captain senior year...named Most Improved sophomore season...recieved the John B. Lewis award senior year...two-year member of the varsity baseball team...recieved All-Cuyahoga River baseball conference honorable mention in was 2008 Division I state runner-up and 2009 Division I state semifinalist...member of National Honor Society...graduated with High Honors.

Personal: Son of Peter and Doreen Vatalaro...has one sister (Michelle)...majoring in History.


Vatalaro's Top Times

Event (yards)TimeMeet (Date)
50 Free22.70Patriot League Championship (2/16/2012)
100 Free50.50Patriot League Championship (2/19/2011)
200 Free1:54.64Patriot League Championship (2/17/2012)