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2008 Women's Swimming & Diving Roster

Coral Lopez


Guaynabo, Puerto Rico (The Bolles School)
Coral Lopez

Career Best Times


50 Free: 23.68         (2008 Princeton Invite)

100 Free: 50.92       (2008 Princeton Invite)

200 Free: 1:51.01   (2008 Princeton Invite)

200 IM: 2:03.51       (2009 Florida Swimming SR Champs)

100 Breast: 1:09.05   (LSU, 10/23/08)



50 Free: 27.20         (2009 FINA World Championships)

100 Free: 57.98       (2009 FINA World Championships)

200 Free: 2:11.67   (2006 U.S. Open)


National/International Competition

Member of the Puerto Rican National Team … Represented Puerto Rico at the 2009 FINA World Championships in Rome, Italy, and swam the 50 and 100-meter free events, setting personal best times in both.


At Florida

2008-09: A member of the 2009 SEC Academic Honor Roll … Provided depth for the Gators in the sprint freestyle races … Secured career-best marks  in the 50, 100 and 200-yard freestyle races … Best times in all three races came at the 2009 Princeton Invite, while she also competed in the 200 IM at the 2009 Florida Swimming Senior Championships … Swam in eight meets for the Gators on the season, including LSU, South Carolina, FSU, Virginia, Florida Atlantic, IRSC/FGCU, the Princeton Invite and Florida Swimming SR Championships, swimming a mix of freestyle, breast and IM … Placed third in the 100 free (53.62) against IRSC/FGCU and  6th in the 100 breast (1:10.00) against FAU.


2007-08: Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll her sophomore campaign for her work in the classroom … Finished 20th in the 200 IM (2:31.67) at the Alabama Invite … At the Boilermaker Invitational, placed 15th in the 200-yard free, 19th in the 200 IM, 20thoverall in the 200 IM and 23rd in the 100 free … Placed fourth in the 200 IM (2:12.19) and reeled in seventh in the 100 and 200-yard breast events against Kentucky … Seventh in the 200-meter IM (2:29.79) and 200-meter breast (2:56.25) against Georgia … Exhibitioned the 50-meter free and 200-meter IM against Michigan.


2006-07: Notched a career-best in the 200 free (1:54.20) to earn a fifth-place finish in the win over FAU (1/27) … Also placed fifth in the 100 free (52.80) against the Owls … Posted a collegiate-best 52.78 in an exhibition swim of the 100 free against Tennessee (1/26) … Took fourth in the 200 free (1:55.66) against Indian River CC (1/13) … Finished sixth in the 100 free (53.02) versus Virginia (1/12) … Competed in the 50-meter free (27.71), 100-meter free (1:00.54) and 200-meter free (2:11.67) at the U.S. Open in West Lafayette, Ind. (11/30-12/2) … Placed fifth in the 100 free (53.73) and sixth in the 200 free (1:56.55) in the victory over LSU (11/9) … Finished seventh in the 100 free (53.50) and exhibitioned the 200 free (1:55.36) against Minnesota (10/27).


High School

Two-time All-American in the 200 IM and 100 free … Member of the All-Star Coast Team in the 50 and 100 free events … In 2004-05, team won the state championship, marking Bolles’ 16th-consecutive Florida High School Championship … Coached by Jeff Poppell and Martin Zubero … Also a member of the National Honor Society and received Bolles First Honors all four years.



Was a member of The Bolles School Sharks, then coached by Jeff Poppell … Swam with current Gators teammates Shaune Fraser and Omar Pinzon.



Born Coral del Mar Lopez Rosario on Sept. 9, 1988, in Ceiba, Puerto Rico … Daughter of Jose Lopez and Norma Rosario … Has two siblings, Alex (30) and Fabian (11) … Alex is a three-time Olympian who swam for Florida from 1997-01, earning nine All-America honors … Chose Florida because it felt right … Also considered Arizona State, Miami and Virginia in the decision process … Future ambitions include becoming a lawyer and a politician in Puerto Rico … Majoring in business administration/entrepreneurship.



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