Molly Hanratty ('26) and Ignacio Ortiz ('27) Stepped on the Podium at LXIV Campeonatos Nacionales

Molly Hanratty and Ignacio Ortiz kicked off their summer break with 3 days of intense competition at the Long Course Championship (LXIV Campeonatos Nationales) in Mayaguez. Their hard work paid off! At this invitation-only meet, Molly and Ignacio both stepped on the podium multiple times making them some of the fastest swimmers in their age group in Puerto Rico. These two can’t wait to swim for SJS this year! 

Molly Hanratty  

50 Meter Back Silver (2nd place) 

100 Meter Fly Bronze (3rd place) 

200 Meter Back (2nd place) 

100 Meter Back (2nd place) 

Ignacio Ortiz 

50 Meter back Bronze (3rd place) 

200 Meter back Bronze (3rd place) 

100 Meter back Bronze (3rd place) 


After this competition, Molly had the honor to be chosen as member of the Puerto Rican National Swim Team. 

In addition, Molly Hanratty represented Puerto Rico at the Central American and Caribbean Amateur Swimming Competition.  On Sunday, June 20th, Molly entered the competitors bubble where she lived for 12 days with swimmers from 14 countries. She represented Puerto Rico in the pool and open water competitions. She was thrilled to add to her teams points with: 

Bronze in the 200 Meter Back Stroke 

Bonze in the 3K Open Water Swim 

Silver Mixed 3 x 1000 Meter Relay 


With Molly and Ignacio, the SJS swim teams are getting prepared for a victorious season this school year! 



Saint John’s School

Saint John’s School is a non-profit, college preparatory, nonsectarian, coeducational day school founded in 1915. The school, located in a residential area of Condado, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, has an enrollment of over 800 students from pre pre-kinder to grade twelve. Instruction is mostly in English with the exception of language courses.