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Further Personal Information

Date of birth
17 January 1995
188 cm
Rome, ITA
Athlete, Model
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 in Portland, OR, United States of America.
Why this sport?
His father introduced him to the sport.
Club / Team
Aurelia Nuoto: Rome, ITA
Name of coach
Claudio Rossetto [personal]

General Interest

Building remote control cars, volunteering. (, 10 Sep 2016)
Most influential person in career
His family and coaches. (, 09 Nov 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"It's who you're surrounding yourself with. If you have a great group of people around you that want to push you in that direction, it's going to be a hell of a lot easier than it is if you're on your own and you have other things going on." (, 09 Nov 2017)
Awards and honours
He was named the 2016 Canadian Swimmer of the Year in's Swammy Awards. (, 30 Dec 2016)

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

He was named the 2015 Male Sprint Freestyle Swimmer of the Year by Swimming Canada. (, 18 Jan 2016)
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (, 09 Nov 2017)
Other information
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. "My great grandparents left Catania to try their luck in the United States. Now I rewind the thread. I experienced my Canadian side that comes from mom and I wanted and needed to discover the Italian one. After Rio's fourth place, I was furious. I have decided to widen the boundaries. I like to consider myself the most international swimmer in international swimming. Nobody else has three passports and swims for three different countries." (SwimSwam YouTube channel, 03 Apr 2019;, 08 Nov 2018;, 02 Nov 2018;, 16 Jul 2015;, 24 May 2015;, 02 Apr 2015)

Before the start of a race he raises his middle finger and directs it towards his father, who in turn, returns the gesture. The tradition started as a motivational tool when his father began training him in 2005. "Being so small I'd always get intimidated, every time I was going to race I'd just get scared. My dad was like you know what? Give me the finger before every race, just to worry about us, what we put in, we can conquer anything." (, 27 Jan 2016;, 13 Feb 2020)

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." (, 16 Jul 2015)