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Condorelli
ItalyItaly, ITA
Swimming

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
17 January 1995
Height
188 cm
Residence
Rome, ITA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Higher education
Business - University of Southern California: Los Angeles, CA, USA

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age five.
Why this sport?
His father introduced him to the sport.
Club / Team
Aurelia Nuoto: Rome, ITA
Name of coach
Claudio Rossetto [personal]

General Interest

Hobbies
Building remote control cars, volunteering. (olympic.ca, 10 Sep 2016)
Awards and honours
He was named the 2016 Canadian Swimmer of the Year in Swimswam.com's Swammy Awards. (swimswam.com, 30 Dec 2016)

He was named the 2016 Male Swimmer of the Year by Swimming Canada. (swimswam.com, 30 Sep 2016)

He was named the 2015 Male Sprint Freestyle Swimmer of the Year by Swimming Canada. (swimming.ca, 18 Jan 2016)
Other information
FROM CANADA TO ITALY
He was born in Japan and grew up in Portland, OR, United States of America. As a youngster he was eligible to represent both the United States of America and Canada, and although he swam for the US team at junior level, he declared he would compete for Canada in 2014. Following the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, where he placed fourth in the 100m freestyle, he was encouraged to switch nationalities by Italian swimmer Gianpaolo Barelli, whom he had met while studying at the University of Southern California. Condorelli is eligible to compete for Italy through his father's side of the family and he received confirmation of the switch in 2018, having relocated to Italy more than 12 months earlier. (federnuoto.it, 02 Nov 2018; swimming.ca, 16 Jul 2015; swimswam.com, 24 May 2015; o.canada.com, 02 Apr 2015)

BREAK FROM SWIMMING
He swam as a youth and excelled but later decided to take a break from the sport for about four years. "I swam my sophomore year in high school, but just for fun. I wanted to see if I wanted to get back into it. I definitely think that break helped me because it gave me new motivation, new drive for the sport. When I was younger, I was almost getting burnt out a bit, just kind of, 'I don't want to do this anymore, I want to do something else'. It forced me to find the passion on my own again." (torontosun.com, 16 Jul 2015)