- Coral Lopez
- Guaynabo, Puerto Rico (The Bolles School)
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)
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.
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).
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.