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2008 Women's Swimming & Diving Roster

Daniela Victoria


Plantation, Fla. (St. Thomas Aquinas)
Daniela Victoria


Career Best Times


100 Breast: 1:02.35           (Tennessee, 1/31/09)

200 Breast: 2:16.67           (2008 Princeton Invitational)

200 IM: 2:02.70                  (2009 SEC Time Trial)

400 IM: 4:21.73                  (2008 Princeton Invitational)



100 Breast: 1:11.70           (2009 World Championships)

200 Breast: 2:37.75           (2009 World Championships)


UF All-Time Rankings


100-yard breast: Ninth (1:02.35)



100-meter breast: Fifth (1:11.70)

200-meter breast: Ninth (2:37.75)


National/International Competition

Competed in the 100 & 200 breast events at the 2009 FINA World Championships for Venezuela in summer 2009…Placed 47th in the 200-meter breast (2:37.75) and 57th in prelims of the 100-meter breast at 2009 Worlds (1:11.70)…Member of the Venezuela National Team … Participated in the 2007 and 2006 Long Course World Junior Championships … Participated in the 2007 Pan Am Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil … Placed second in the South American Championships in the 100 breast.


At Florida

2008-09: A breaststroker who swam 11 meets for the Gators her freshman season…Had a stellar meet at the 2008 Princeton Big Al Invitational where she placed fifth in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:17.67), a season-best mark…Additionally finished sixth in the 200-yard individual medley (2:03.53) and 100 breast (1:03.61)…Swam on the first place 400-yard medley relay in Princeton, the second place 200-yard medley relay, and the 400-yard free relay that placed fourth at the invite…Finished third in the 100-yard breast against Tennessee with a season-best time (1:02.35) and was Florida’s highest finisher in the event against the Vols…Also took fourth in the 200-yard breast against UT (2:17.28)…Placed fifth in the 200 breast against SEC rival Georgia (2:21.29)…Took second in both the 100 breast (1:05.97) and 200 breast (2:21.95) as UF’s top scorer in the events in the win over South Carolina…Swept both the 100 & 200 breast against Florida Atlantic…Finished the conference dual meet season strong when she rallied for third in the 100 breast in the dual meet match-up with rival Auburn.


High School

Six-Time High School All-American … Member of the 2007-08 Pinch-A-Penny All-State team … 2006 Sun Sentinel Broward County Swimmer of the Year … A two-time Florida high school State Champion in the 100-yard breast (2006 & 2007).



Member of the Team Weston Aquatics, coached by Tomas Victoria.



Born Daniela Victoria on Sept. 27, 1989, in Caracas, Venezuela. … Daughter of Tomas and Carol Victoria … Has a sister, Andrea  (21) … Father and grandfather are former Olympic swimming coaches … Chose Florida because it had been a lifelong dream … Enjoys being with her family, watching movies, photography and dancing … Future dreams include representing Venezuela in the 2012 Olympics.



October 9, 2009: finished 6th in 100 yd breaststroke (1:06.16), 5th in 200 yd breaststroke (2:21.85)

October 24, 2009 v. Arkansas: finished 8th 100yd breaststroke (1:06.70), 4th 200yd breaststroke (2:21.23),

November 7, 2009 v. Stanford and Michigan: finished 5th 200yd breaststroke (2:19.60), 4th 100yd breaststroke (1:04.83),

November 19-21, 2009 v. GT Invitational: finished 18th 200yd IM(2:06.17), 15th 200yd IM (2:05.74), 21st 400yd IM (4:27.42), 23rd 400yd IM (4:33.26), 9th 100yd breaststroke (1:06.66), 10th 100yd breaststroke (1:05.85), 11th 200yd breaststroke (2:20.40), 20th 200yd breaststroke (2:25.08),

November 24, 2009 v. FSU: finished 5th 100yd breaststroke (1:04.97), 6th 200yd breaststroke (2:21.75), 


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