SPIRE Academy Swimming Breaks Records at 2013 Central American Games

The official results from the 2013 Central American Games in San Jose, Costa Rica are just in and SPIRE Academy Post graduate Swimmer Rodrigo Suriano won two individual Gold Medals for El Salvador in the 100 Meter and 50 Meter Backstroke events.  Not only did he win both events, but he also broke both Central American Games records along the way! 

Rodrigo has spent the last seven months attending SPIRE Academy as a post graduate swimmer and is training under swim coach Jim Bocci at SPIRE Institute which was recently named an Official United States Olympic and Paralympic Training site — one of just four facilities in the entire country with this designation.

Rodrigo’s Training has included a customized strength/conditioning program through SPIRE’s on-site Michael Johnson Performance Center, Mental Skills Training with Dr. Jack Lesyk, nutrition through SPIRE Fuel. He is looking at several colleges/universities that are very interested in his talents in the pool.

In the 100 Meter backstroke he edged out 23 year old veteran Mario Montoya (Costa Rica) by 9 hundredths of a second for the victory.  In the 50 Meter Backstroke Rodrigo broke the meet record by a razor thin margin of 3 hundredths of a second on his way to gold.

Here are the Official Results: 

Event 4 Men 100 LC Meter Backstroke
R.JUEGOS C.: 1:00,56 R 08/03/2006 Francisco MontenegroRecord: 1:00,56

FINALS: Name, Age,  Team, Finals Time

1 Suriano, Rodrigo 19 ESA 1:00,22 92 Montoya, Mario 23 CRC 1:00,31 73 Santis, Daniel 18 GUA 1:01,43 64 Barberena, Eisner 18 NCA 1:01,62 55 Monroy, Gerson 16 GUA 1:01,95 46 Keller, Alexander C 18 PAN 1:03,17 37 Hernandez, Javier 24 HON 1:04,08 28 Valverde, David 26 CRC 1:05,24 1

Event 29 Men 50 LC Meter Backstroke
R.JUEGOS C.: 28,04 R 19/04/2010 Mario Montoya

FINALS: Name, Age,  Team, Finals Time

1 Suriano, Rodrigo 19 ESA 28,01 92 Santis, Daniel 18 GUA 28,24 73 Barberena, Eisner 18 NCA 28,65 64 Jiménez, Felipe 18 CRC 28,70 55 Monroy, Gerson 16 GUA 28,72 46 Hernandez, Javier 24 HON 28,77 37 Barahona, Roy 24 HON 29,53 28 Ortiz, Ismael 30 PAN 29,55 1

SPIREFor more information on SPIRE Academy Swimming and upcoming Summer Camp Programs, visit SpireInstitute.org.

SPIRE is a swimswam partner. This is an unedited press release.

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9 years ago

And Panamanian Edgar Crespo won 6 Golds in 6 Central American Games records.

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