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Bella Pantano

  • position Backstroke
  • height 5-8
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Omaha, NE
  • Major Business Management
  • High school Marian
  • position Backstroke
  • height 5-8
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Omaha, NE
  • Major Business Management
  • High school Marian

Bella Pantano Bio

Pantano’s Top Times
Event Time Date Meet Location
50 Freestyle 24.32p 2/18/21 SEC Championships Athens, GA
100 Backstroke 53.32# 2/18/22 SEC Championships Columbia, SC
200 Backstroke

100 Butterfly

200 IM

1:55.59

54.71p

2:05.23p

1/29/22

2/17/22

11/18/21

vs. Missouri

SEC Championships

Tennessee Invitational

Columbia, SC

Knoxville, TN

Knoxville, TN

! = School Record  |  p = Prelims  |  t = Time Trial  |  # = Leadoff Split/Split

AWARDS/HONORS

  • 2x SEC Academic Honor Roll (2021, 2022)
  • CSCAA Scholar All-American – 2022 (2nd team)

IN THE RECORD BOOK

  • 1st – 100 back
  • 3rd – 200 back
  • 1 and 4 – 200 medley relay
  • 2nd – 400 medley relay

2021-22 (SOPHOMORE)

  • Set a new school record in the 100 back during the meet versus Missouri and lowered it during a leadoff split of the 400 medley relay at the SEC Championships
  • Placed first in the 100 back during the meet versus Gardner-Webb and versus UNCW
  • Placed first in the 200 back during the meet versus Missouri
  • Set new personal records in four different events
  • Was the leadoff swimmer in the 200 medley relay that set a new program record

2020-21 (FRESHMAN)

  • Participated in three events at the SEC Championships during her first year at South Carolina
  • Achieved the 10th best time in program history in both the 100 and 200 backstroke
  • Set new personal records in both the 100 and 200 back
  • Was the leadoff swimmer in the 200 medley relay that placed third in program history

PRE-COLLEGE

  • Attended Marian High School in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Holds the high school record in the 100 backstroke, 100 fly, and the medley relay
  • Swam with the Greater Omaha Aquatics club team under coach Tom Beck
  • Individual best times:
    • 100 back – 54.62
    • 200 back – 1:58.52

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