Jarod Arroyo is an Olympic swimmer and competed in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics for Puerto Rico. He placed fifth in his heat of the Men’s 400-meter individual medley and seventh in his heat of the Men’s 200-meter individual medley. He placed 22nd overall in the 400-meter and 39th overall in the 200-meter. This was his first Olympics.
He was born in Wisconsin on January 2, 2001. He moved from Utah to Arizona in 2016 with his mother and sister to train with the Pitchforks Aquatics swim club. His father, who is from Puerto Rico, stayed in Utah to continue to work at Brigham Young University. Jarod was able to join the Puerto Rican national team at age 15 because his father is a native. Jarod took up swimming at age four, and began competing at age 10.
He set a Puerto Rican record in the 400-meter individual medley at the Puerto Rico International Open. In 2018, he won the gold medal in the men’s 300-metre individual medley event at the Central American and Caribbean Games held in Barranquilla, Colombia. He represented Puerto Rico at the 2019 World Aquatics Championships in Gwangju, South Korea.
Jarod is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.