Born in Torreon, Mexico Esther Gonzalez is a swimmer at Texas A&M. The breaststroke and IM specialist is Mexico’s National Champion in both long course and short course events. With intentions to study Poultry Science, Gonzalez ultimately chose A&M because she felt at home with the team and staff. Within her first season at Texas A&M Gonzalez qualified for the NCAA Championships. A&M has close ties with Mexico’s National Team – Gonzalez swam with Aggies, Erica Dittmer and Lili Ibáñez, at the 2013 FINA World Championships. Although she represents Mexico internationally, Gonzalez mainly trains with Dave McDonald and the Olympian Swim Club up in Canada. In the 2011-2012 season she was named the Most Improved swimmer and in the 2012-2013 season she was named the club MVP. Born June 26, 1996 to Guillermo Gonzalez and Margarita Medina, Gonzalez claims that her favorite university tradition is the Aggie Ring.
Gonzalez is currently in her freshman season as an Aggie. She qualified for the NCAA Championships, finishing 43rd in the 100 breaststroke, 35th in the 200 breaststroke and 65th in the 200 IM.
Gonzalez is a member of Mexico’s National Team. She is the Mexican National Champion in both the long and short course 100 and 200 breaststroke in addition to short course 100 butterfly, 200 IM, 50 breaststroke, and the 50 butterfly. She swam the 200m breaststroke at the 2013 FINA World Championships.