Auburn-Bound Hugo Gonzalez Happy To Join World Senior Ranks


18-year-old Hugo Gonzalez of Spain just completed an impressive World Junior Championships campaign in Indianapolis, one that resulted in 4 individual medals and two new championship records. With a goal of ‘clocking times that mean something at the senior level’, Gonzalez accomplished just that with his gold medal-winning mark of 4:14.65 in the 400m IM checking in as 16th fastest in the world, and his 1:56.69 gold medal-garnering outing in the 200m backstroke now sitting as 14th fastest.

To ensure he continues on an upward trajectory into his senior swimming years, Gonzalez confirms he will be competing for Auburn University. Saying that he ‘doesn’t consider Spain as a place where he can develop in the future,’ the teen says he and the school have reached a scholarship agreement for him to compete at the SEC school for 4 years.

The original post announcing the Spaniard’s commitment to Auburn can be seen here.

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3 years ago

When does Sergio take over the program ?

3 years ago

Good luck Hugo and Congratulations on a fantastic performance at junior Worlds!

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After 16 years at a Fortune 1000 financial company, long-time swimmer Retta Race decided to change lanes and pursue her sporting passion. She currently is Coach for the Northern KY Swordfish Masters, a team she started up in December 2013, while also offering private coaching. Retta is also an MBA …

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