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2011 Men's Swimming & Diving Roster

Eduardo Solaeche-Gomez

IM/Free

CLASS
FR
Hometown
Madrid, Spain
Experience
School
Real Canoe

Nine-Time All-American

Eight-Time All-SEC Selection

Three-Time SEC All-Freshman Honoree

 

Top Times

(Yards)
100 Breast:           52.35      (2014 NCAA Championships)
200 Breast:           1:52.77  (2014 SEC Championships)

200 Free:               1:36.34  (2013 Ohio State Invitational)

200 IM:                   1:42.67  (2014 SEC Championships)
400 IM:                   3:43.57  (2012 SEC Championships)            

 

(Meters)

100 Breast:           1:02.27  (2014 European Championships)

100 Free:               52.67      (2011 Winter National Championships)
200 Free:               1:53.95  (2011 Winter National Championships)

200 Fly:                  2:07.90  (2011 Winter National Championships)

200 IM:                   1:59.11  (2014 European Championships)
400 IM:                   4:19.31  (Spanish Open Spring Swimming Championships)

 

UF All-Time Records

(Yards)

100 Breast:                           First (52.45)

200 Breast:                           First (1:52.77)

200 IM:                                   Sixth (1:42.67)
800 Freestyle Relay:           Ninth (6:20.86)
200 Medley Relay:              First (1:24.53)

400 Medley Relay:              First (3:04.77)

 

National/International Competition:

Placed fifth and set a career-best time in the 200-meter individual medley at the 2014 European Championships… Recorded a personal-best in the 200-meter IM at the 2013 Spanish Nationals… Recorded the Spanish record in the 200 IM at the 2013 Spanish Nationals with a time of 1:59.39… Claimed the Spanish National Championship in the 100 breaststroke in a UF long course record time of 1:01.56… Won a gold medal in the 400 IM at the European Comment Cup… Won the men’s 200 IM at the 2011 Spanish Long Course Championships… Captured a gold medal in the 400 IM at the 2010 European Youth Olympic Festival… Owns 35 gold medals in several different age groups in Spain.

 

At Florida

2013-14:

NCAA Championships: Recorded five All-American honors that included three individual accolades and he was a member of two top-8 finishing relay teams… Was a member of the second place 400-yard medley relay team (3:04.77) and the fifth place 200-yard medley relay team (1:24.82)… Individually, Solaeche-Gomez placed ninth in the 200-yard individual medley (1:42.67), 10th in both the 100-yard breaststroke (52.35 - UF record) and the 200-yard breaststroke (1:53.55)… SEC Championships: Was a member of the SEC Championship 200-yard medley relay team as that group set a UF school record with a time of 1:24.53… Individually, placed third in both the 100-yard breaststroke (52.43) and the 200-yard breaststroke (1:52.77 – UF record) and he finished fifth in the 200-yard individually medley (1:43.24)… Scored 10 individual wins and seven relay wins during dual meets and invitational competition throughout the regular season… Honors: Five-time All-American… SEC Champion…  First Team All-SEC.

 

2012-13:

NCAA Championships: Recorded a pair of All-America honors as he placed 14th in the 200-yard individual medley (1:44.06) and 15th in the 200-yard breaststroke (1:55.13)… SEC Championships: Was a member of the first place 800-yard freestyle relay team that clocked the second-best time in school history with a time of 6:14.76… Individually, Solaeche-Gomez placed third in the 200-yard breaststroke (1:54.74), fifth in the 200-yard individual medley (1:44.04) and ninth in the 400-yard individual medley... Recorded multiple top-5 finishes throughout dual meets during the regular season… Honors: Two-time All-American… SEC Champion…  First Team All-SEC.

 

2011-12:

NCAA Championships: Earned a pair of All-America accolades as he placed seventh in the 400-yard individual medley (3:45.21) and he was a member of the Gators All-American 800-yard freestyle relay team… In addition, he finished 23rd in the 200-yard breaststroke (1:57.40) and 24th in the 200-yard individual medley (1:45.71)… SEC Championships: Earned first team All-SEC honors as he was UF’s lone freshman to win a conference title as he placed first in the 400-yard individual medley with a time of 3:43.57… In addition, he placed second in the 200-yard breaststroke (3:47.99), fourth in the 200-yard individual medley (1:45.10) and Solaeche-Gomez was a member of UF’s second place 800-yard freestyle relay team… Won his first collegiate race in a dual meet against LSU as he placed first in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:40.14… Made his Gator debut at the All-Florida Invitational where he finished runner-up in four events… Honors: Two-time All-American… SEC Champion…  First Team All-SEC.

 

Prior to Florida:

Trained with the Real Canoe National Club in Madrid, Spain… Chose Florida because of the academics and the swimming program.

 

Coach Troy on Eduardo:

“Eduardo is one of the best medley swimmers in the world.”

 

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