April 22, 2016
Johannes Calloni qualifies for Italian 18 & Under National team after stellar performances in Riccione, Italy & Mesa, Arizona.
16 year old Johannes Calloni competed earlier in the month against Italy’s best 18 and under swimmers and posted some impressive results. Amongst those results were 3 gold medals [400 Freestyle, 1500 Freestyle and 200 Backstroke], a silver medal in the 200 freestyle and a 5th place finish in the 100 meters backstroke. The competition served as the selection criteria to make the National Junior Team, and his results qualified him as a leading candidate.
As a benefit of making the National Junior team, Johannes Calloni will represent Italy at the 2016 18 & under Mediterranean cup in Malta. The competition will take place the last week in June and we are certain that he will be amongst the most competitive athletes there.
Johannes followed his swims in Italy with some impressive performances in Mesa, Arizona at the Arena Pro Am. Johannes competed only in the 1500 freestyle and 200 backstroke as he flew east to west on the second day of the meet to compete on the final day. Despite the rigors of travel and Jet lag, Johannes improved from his lifetime best to enter the 200 backstroke A final. Competing against 3 time Olympians Omar Pinzon and Ryan Lochte, Johannes finished 5th in a loaded A final with a time of 2:03.73, just under the Olympic Trial standard. This is now the second event where he has Olympic Trials time standard in addition to the 1500 meter freestyle. Johannes currently ranks 4th and 6th respectively amongst all 16 year old in USA swimming in those two events.
Johannes Calloni is an outstanding student athlete, holding a 4.3 GPA while maintaining stellar attendance during his training schedule of 8-10 practices a week. The combination of athletic and academic success has provided Johannes with much deserved attention from the top Universities in the country as he enters his senior season. We are extremely proud of Johannes and the many athletes who approach their opportunity at Scarlet in the same fashion. We hope that Johannes’ and others success at the senior level can continue to inspire athletes and parents coming up in our program to commit to reaching new heights.