Last week was a big one for Joliet Y Jets Swimmer Jonathon Yanello.
On the heels of being named Joliet West High School Male Athlete of the Year, Jonathon announced some exciting news about his future. Starting this fall, he will be attending Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, where he will join the swim team and study industrial engineering.
An accomplished swimmer, Jonathon set a pool record in the 50 free at the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Sectionals. This past spring, he took 6th place at the YMCA Short Course Nationals.
In addition to being a skilled swimmer, Jonathon is an excellent student. Because of his academic achievements, he received the Ron and Kathy Assaf Scholarship, which will fully cover his tuition and boarding at Nova Southeastern.
This summer, Jonathon will continue to train and compete with the JETS as he prepares for college. Nevertheless, we’d like to pass on our congratulations and wish him the best in the future!