Peru has named 10 swimmers to its national team roster for the upcoming Pan American Games, including multiple national record-holders.
Included on the team are a couple of swimmers who have rewritten the nation’s record books over multiple strokes and distances.
McKenna Debever heads the women’s team. You might know Debever as a standout for the legendary Bolles School program in Florida before heading to Auburn for her freshman season last fall. Debever currently holds Peruvian records in all stroke disciplines except breaststroke, with her name on the 50 free, 100 free, 50 fly, 100 fly, 200IM and all three backstrokes in the long course pool.
Her counterpart on the men’s side is Mauricio Fiol, who has been equally impressive. Fiol competed in the 200 fly for Peru at the last Olympics, and owns Peruvian records in the 100, 200 and 400 free and all three butterfly events, in addition to some relays. The butterfly events look like his best shot at a final at the Pan Am Games in Toronto, Canada.
The team roster features 10 swimmers, 5 men and 5 women. Also notable for the men is Gerardo Huidobro, who owns all three national breaststroking records, and for the women, Andrea Cedron has broken every freestyle record between 200 meters and 1500 meters. Together, she and Debever hold all of Peru’s freestyle records.
Here is the full roster for Peru. You can read more on the Peruvian Swimming Federation’s site (in its original Spanish) here.
Jean Pierre Monteagudo