Chloe Portela
Chloe Portela


Lawrence, Kan.

High School:
Lawrence Free State HS



Gophers Post Strong Finish At Minnesota Challenge

Minnesota won 12 events on the day


Gophers Dominate in UND Victory

Minnesota took down the Fighting Sioux 196-94 at home on Friday night


No. 15 Minnesota Posts Strong Finish at Minnesota Challenge

The Gophers posted four meet records on the final day of the event.


No. 15 Gopher Women Impress on Opening Day of Minnesota Challenge

Minnesota claimed three titles Friday night at the University Aquatic Center.

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2013-14Junior Season:Finished 39th in the 200 fly (2:05.34), finished 45th in the 100 fly (56.39), and finished 95th in the 50 free (25.71) at the Big Ten Conference Championships (02/20-02/22)• finished the 50 backstroke with a time of 28.59 and placed 7th in the 100 backstroke (1:00.99) at the Minnesota Challenge (02/08)• Placed 12th in the 100 fly (59.25) and 10th in the 200 fly (2:13.17) vs. Purdue and Wisconsin-Madison (01/31-02/01)• Placed 9thin the 100 fly (59.27) and 7th in the 200 fly (2:10.55) vs. NC State (01/24)• Placed 11th in the 100 backstroke (1:00.62) and 12th in the 50 free (24.98) at the Jean Freeman Invitational (12/06-12/07)• Finished the 100 free with a time of 52.82, placed 1st in the 200 fly (2:05.32) and placed 1st in the 100 fly (56.74) at the Minnesota Grand Prix (11/14-11/16).

2012-13 Sophomore Season:
Finished fourth in the 100 fly and seventh in the 200 fly at Kansas (10/20)•swam in the fifth place 200 medley relay against Iowa State (10/12).

2011-12 • Freshman Season:
Had a strong performance at the Minnesota Challenge • member of the first place 400 medley relay and third place 200 medley relay • placed third in the 200 fly (2:07.58) and sixth in the 100 fly (57.48) • also finished 72nd in the 50 free (26.67) at the Challenge • earned 7th place in the 100 back (1:00.69) at the Hawaii Dual • placed fourth in the 200 fly and a member of the fifth place 200 medley relay vs Iowa State.

High School
: A 2011 graduate of Lawrence Free State High School • coached by Annette McDonald • competed with the Lawrence Aquahawks • three-time state champion in the 200 medley relay, and two-time 400 free relay champion • her relay team set state records in both those relays her sophomore year • her team won the state title sophomore year • part of two team conference championships • NISCA All-American (2008-10) • set four school records • member of the Puerto Rican national team• National Honor Society member • top 10-percent graduate.

Personal: Born November 20, 1992 • undecided on a major • daughter of Tony and Dorie Portela • has two siblings: Anthony and Jordan • Anthony swam for the Gophers (2006-09) • both parents swam in college • being part of Team Puerto Rico is her greatest sports thrill • enjoys photography and volunteers at the hospital.

Portela's Top Times:

Year• Event• Time
2013• 50 free • 24.93
2013• 100 fly• 56.39
2013• 200 fly• 2:05.32
2013• 100 back• 1:00.62
2012• 50 free• 26.67
2012• 100 fly• 57.48
2012• 200 fly• 2:07.58
2012• 100 back• 1:00.69


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