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2009 Women's Swimming & Diving Roster

Melani Costa-Schmid


Palma de Mallorca, Spain (CTEIB)
Angelina Ballatore

2008 Olympian for Spain

All-American Selection


Career Best Times


50 Free: 24.50                        (Florida Atlantic, 1/17/09)

100 Free: 51.93                      (IRSC/FGCU, 1/31/09)

200 Free: 1:47.22                  (Tennessee, 1/30/09)

500 Free: 4:44.62                  (Tennessee, 1/30/09)

1000 Free: 9:50.56                (Auburn, 1/24/09)

1650 Free: 16:24.12              (2009 SEC Championships)



100 Free: 57.16                      (2008 Madrid)

200 Free: 1:59.12                  (Palma de Mallorca 2008)

400 Free: 4:12.04                  (Barcelona 2008)

200 Back: 2:17.31                  (2009 Charlotte UltraSwim)


UF All-Time Rankings


800-yard free relay: Second (7:02.44)

                           Sixth (7:06.78)



400-meter free: 10th (4:15.62)


National/International Competition

   Swam at the 2009 U.S. Open in Federal Way, Washington…Swam to 14th overall in the 400-meter free (4:15.62), 32nd in the 200 free (2:03.61), 34th in the 100 free (57.39) and 54th in the 200 back (2:19.89) at the ’09 U.S. Open…Represented Spain at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing…Finished 12th in the 4x200 free in the 2007 World Championships in 2007…1st in 4x200 free, 1st in 4x100 free, 3rd in 200 free, and 3rd in 400 free at the 2007 Spanish Championships…10th in the 200 free at 2006 World Junior Championships…Came in 8th in the 4x200 free 2006 European Championships…At the 2006 Spanish Open Championships, finished 3rd in the 200 free and 2nd in the 400 free.


At Florida

2008-09: A 2009 CSCAA Scholar All-American…Picked up an All-American honor at the 2009 NCAA Championship meet for her contributions to UF’s 800-yard free relay that finished 10th overall (7:06.78)…Also finished 54th in prelims of the 500 free (4:49.91) and 200 free (1:48.41) at the 2009 NCAA meet in College Station, Texas…Helped the Gators to their 17th SEC crown by finishing eighth in the 1650-yard free (16:24.12), 12th in the 500 free (4:46.02) and 18th in prelims of the 200 free (1:48.50) at the 2009 SEC Championships in Auburn, Ala. … Also swam in the third-place 800-yard free relay (7:02.44) at SECs…Joined the Gators mid-way through the 2008-09 campaign…Set a season-best time in the 50 free against Florida Atlantic (24.50)…Her leadoff 100-yard free (51.03) in the 400 free relay against IRSC/FGCU was a season best…Swam two best times in the 200 free (1:47.22) and 500 free (4:44.62), finishing first in both races at her second dual as a Gator in the victory over Tennessee in Gainesville.



Member of the Palma de Mallorca, CTEIB…Coached by Rafael Huete Llado.



Born on April 24th, 1989, in Palma de Mallorca, Spain… Daughter of Eugenio Costa-Sabater and Felicitas Schmid-Platschke … Has two brothers, Marcos (34) and Valentin (28) … Came to Florida because it’s a great university for sports with some of the best coaches…Future ambitions are to compete in the 2012 Olympics …Undecided major.



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