High School: 2017 graduate of Lawrence Free State High School • coached by Annette McDonald • four-time letterwinner in swimming • four-time All-Conference, All-section, All-City, All-Area and All-State honoree • four-time NISCA All-American • three-time Kanas state Swimmer of the meet • holds school records in 100 free, 200 free, 100 fly, 100 back, 200 free relay, 200 medley relay and 400 free relay • member of Lawrence Aquahawks • 2015 Montanat Swimmer of the Year.
Personal: Born March 16, 1999 • son of Dorie and Tony Portela • has two siblings: Anthony and Chloe • mother Dorie and father Tony, swam at Alabama • brother Anthony and sister Chloe also swam for Minnesota • enjoys playing ultimate frisbee and disc golf • major is currently undecided.
Gophers Dominate at Minnesota Invite
12/2/2017 - M. Swimming
Minnesota capped off the final night of the Minnesota Invite with dominate performances all around.
Padington Sets School Record at Minnesota Invite
12/1/2017 - M. Swimming
The Gophers combined to win 10 of the 12 final events.
Gophers Open Strong at Minnesota Invite
11/30/2017 - M. Swimming
Minnesota men's and women's swimming team displayed strong showings on day one of the Minnesota Invite.