The Royal Spanish Swimming Federation has presented their 12 individual entrants for the 2012 London Olympics, though acknowledging that there is still some room for technical maneuvering on the basis of relay entrants.
Though the team is small, based on its makeup and the steep requirements by the Spanish Federation for qualification it is a powerful group that could earn multiple medals at the Olympics. That includes Mireia Belmonte, breaker of three National Records in the past week, and Melania Costa on the women’s side, and Aschwin Wildeboer on the men’s.
As we’re seeing more-and-more of in European swimming, the power significantly favors the women in Spain with 9 entrants to the men’s single entrant.
Duane da Rocha
Juan Miguel Rando