Auburn-Bound Hugo Gonzalez Happy To Join World Senior Ranks

6TH FINA WORLD JUNIOR SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS

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.

In This Story

2
Leave a Reply

Subscribe
Notify of

2 Comments
newest
oldest most voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Swimmer1
5 years ago

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

Fly100
5 years ago

When does Sergio take over the program ?

About Retta Race

Retta Race

Former Masters swimmer and coach Loretta (Retta) thrives on a non-stop but productive schedule. Nowadays, that includes having just earned her MBA while working full-time in IT while owning French 75 Boutique while also providing swimming insight for BBC.

Read More »