Swimming & Diving

 Lucas Gerotto
Lucas Gerotto


Sao Paulo, Brazil

Last College:
Clemson University





Swimming Wins Five, Diving Sweeps as Cats Fall to Ohio State

Divers win all four events, swimming adds five wins in front of capacity crowd in home opener


Bechtel Selected to First NCAA Championships

Bechtel qualifies for NCAAs in 100-butterfly


Bechtel, Gerotto Improve Times at Last Chance Meet

Wildcats looking to earn NCAA cuts at qualifying meet


Swimming Looks to Last Chance Meet for NCAA Qualification

UK will send 17 athletes to try and qualify for the NCAA Championships


Night Swims, Cabot on Platform Highlight Day Four at SEC Championships

UK goes faster than afternoon prelims in six of six night-session swims

Program Records

100-backstroke - 47.19 (2013)
200 IM - 1:47.20 (2013)

2012-13: Butterfly and backstroke specialist that enjoyed his best collegiate season with nine individual victories... Broke two UK program men's records sitting atop the leader board in the 100-backstroke and 200 IM... Had a perfect 6-0 record in the regular season in the men's 100-butterfly... Came up just shy of his second consecutive appearance at the NCAA Championships when he earned personal records and school records with a 47.19 in the 100-backstroke and 1:47.20 in the 200 IM at the Bulldog Last Chance Meet... Finished in 13th place at the 2013 SEC Championships in the 100-butterfly... Earned first win of the season in the 100-butterfly against Indiana and Tennessee... Continued 100-butterfly win streak at Missouri, against Auburn, at Tennessee Invite, at LSU, and against Louisville... Won multiple races at LSU with wins in 100-butterfly and 100-backstroke and did the same versus Louisville... Took the 100-backstroke event at Cincinnati.

2011-12: In his first season with the Wildcats after transferring from Clemson to join sister Julia, Gerotto had a huge sophomore season with several victories and a top-three finish at the SEC Championships ... Had top times in the 100-butterfly, 200-butterfly, and 200-IM ... Earned a second place finish in the 100-butterfly against Vanderbilt and Western Kentucky ... Continued his strong run in the 100-butterfly with another second place finish in the 100-butterfly ... Earned his first win of the season against Indiana State River College in the 100 LC meter-butterfly while also winning the 50 LC meter-butterfly ... Claimed second place at Alabama in the 100-butterfly ... Defeated the field at Emory in the 200-freestyle ... Picked up another victory at Cincinnati in the 200-individual medley ... Took home first place in the 100-butterfly at Louisville ... After a successful regular season in the 100-buttefly, finished strong in the SEC Championships finishing third in the event and finished first on UK with a 200-IM time of 1:47.91 in SECs... Finished ninth in the 200-butterfly and 13th in the 200-IM in the SEC Championships.

2010-11: Helped lead Clemson to a banner season and to a No. 25 ranking his freshman year. Transferred to Kentucky after Clemson swimming program was ended.

Pre College: Specialty eventswere 200 butterfly, 200 IM, and 400 IM while swimming for his club in Brazil.

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