2017-18 NCAA Championships participant
2017-18 (Freshman): An NCAA Championships participant, competing in the 100 and 200 fly, as well as the 200 IM … Posted an NCAA A qualifying time of 1:41.26 in the 200 fly at the American Short Course Championships, which also ranked third overall in the ACC on the year … Also totaled 17 NCAA B qualifying times over the 100 fly, 200 fly and 200 IM events … Set the school record in the 200 fly with a time of 1:41.26 … Also swam the third leg on the 800 free relay team which set a new school record of 6:22.44 … Was also on Tech’s fastest 200 medley relay (1:25.81) and 400 medley relay (3:10.20) teams on the season … Also had the fastest time for the Jackets on the season in the 100 fly (46.65), which ranks fifth all-time in school history … Turned in the third-best time on the year for Tech in the 200 IM (1:47.23), which also ranks fifth in Tech history … Had the fifth-best time on the season in the 500 free (4:28.32) and the sixth-best time on the team in the 400 IM (4:06.48) … Tallied 17 top-five individual wins, highlighted by seven first-place finishes overall … Recorded wins in both the 100 fly (48.47) and 200 fly (1:47.14) events in the season-opening dual meet versus Pittsburgh … Also posted wins in the 200 fly at Notre Dame (1:47.63), at Northwestern (1:49.74) and at SCAD (1:49.09) … Swept the fly events in the dual meet at South Carolina, touching the wall first in the 100 fly (48.21) and 200 fly (1:45.92) … Finished runner-up in the 200 free at Northwestern (1:40.58) and versus Delta State (1:41.95) … Also finished second overall in the 200 fly at the Georgia Tech Invitational with a finals time of 1:44.48 … Registered a pair of runner-up finishes in the 500 free (4:38.24) and 100 fly (49.11) in the dual meet versus Emory … Placed third overall in the 500 free (4:37.01) at Northwestern and in the 200 fly (1:48.07) at nationally ranked Georgia … Touched the wall fourth overall in the 100 fly at Notre Dame (49.01) and at Georgia (49.07) … Finished fifth in the 100 fly with a finals time of 47.76 at the Georgia Tech Invitational … Also placed 18th overall in the 500 free (4:31.31) at the GT Invite … Finished sixth overall in the 200 fly (1:43.36) at the 2018 ACC Championships … Also placed 13th in the 100 fly (46.65) and 41st in the 500 free (4:29.71) at the conference championship meet … Placed 21st overall in the 200 fly (1:43.01) at the 2018 NCAA Championships … Also competed at the NCAA Championships in both the 100 fly (46.67) and 200 IM (1:48.24).
Before Tech: Competed in numerous Junior National Championships in his home country of Italy, swimming mostly in the 100 butterfly, 200 butterfly and 200 individual medley events … Turned in a number of top-four place finishes, touching first-place overall in the 200 butterfly at both the 2017 Junior National Championships and the 2015 Junior National Championships … Posted a second-place finish in both the 200 fly at the 2014 Junior National Championships and in the 200 breast at the 2012 Junior National Championships … Also placed third overall in the 200 IM at the 2015 Junior National Championships and fourth overall in the 200 fly at the 2016 Winter National Championships … Set the new team record in the 200 fly in the short course (1:55.79) on March 20, 2017 and then the long course record (1:59.03) on April 8, 2017 … Qualified for the semifinals in both the 100 and 200 butterfly events at the first European Games in 2015 … Competed at the 2017 Italian LCM Championships, turning in times of 55.17 in the 100 fly, 1:59.03 in the 200 fly and 2:07.74 in the 200 IM … Placed second overall in the 200 fly (2:00.00) at the Italian LCM Championships in August 2017, and also turned in ties of 59.39 in the 100 fly and 2.06.92 in the 200 IM … Attended the Istituto Statale d’Istruzione Superiore “Primo Levi” in Montebelluna (TV), Italy.
Personal: Full name is Christian Ferraro … Son of Cosma Ferraro and Ketti Favretto … Born on Nov. 13, 1997 in Montebelluna (TV), Italy … Has an older brother named Samuele … Chose Tech because of the opportunity to study and swim at the same time, the ranking of the school and the ranking of the swimming & diving program … Intends to major in chemical and biomolecular engineering.
|Ferraro’s Career Top Times (through 4/1/18)|
|100 Fly||46.65||2018 ACC Championships|
|200 Fly||1:41.26||2018 American Short Course Championships|
|200 Free||1:40.58||at Northwestern (10/21/17)|
|500 Free||4:28.32||2017 Georgia Tech Invitational|
|200 IM||1:47.23||2018 American Short Course Championships|
|400 IM||4:06.48||vs. Delta State (10/28/17)|