Erika Villaecija

Belmonte Entered in 5 Individual Events for Rio, Races Hosszu in 3

Mireia Belmonte may spend more time racing than any other female swimmer at the Olympics this August, excluding open water. Her individual event schedule will include a total of 12 swims spread across the first seven days of competition, culminating in 4,400 total meters spent racing.


Belmonte’s Boyfriend Accuses One of Her Teammates of Foul Play

Mireia Belmonte’s boyfriend Olympic rower Javier Hernanz has accused one of her teammates of using dirty tactics during the FINA Open Water Olympic Qualifier on the weekend…


Mireia Belmonte, Hector Ruiz Headline Spanish Roster for 2015 FINA Open Water Championships

We’re used to seeing Mireia Belmonte throw down some stellar times in the pool, but the Spanish superstar can also be pretty fierce when it comes to open water.

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Villaecija Just Out-touches Belmonte for 2015 Spanish 5k Open Water Title

The 2015 Spanish Open Water Nationals continued yesterday, with competitors taking to Lake Banyoles just outside of Barcelona to contest…

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2015 Spanish Open Water Nationals: Ruiz, Vilas Take Top Spots in 10k, Belmonte Just Misses Podium

Spanish open water swimmers descending upon Lake Banyoles just outside Barcelona today to contest the men’s and women’s 10k race…

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Spain qualifies 14 swimmers for World Championships at Spanish Nationals

Fourteen Spanish swimmers qualified for the upcoming World Championships at the Spanish Nationals which ran from March 21st-24th in Pontevedra….

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Olympic 10K Marathon Open Water Swim – Final Countdown

With less than 24 hours to go until the start of the women’s 10K marathon open water swim there is…

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Breaking it down: Olympic 10K Marathon Open Water Swimming

A breakdown of what to expect at London’s Serpentine: one of the best spectator courses in history. (Mike Lewis/

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10K Marathon Open Water Swimming Preview

What to watch for the London Olympic 10km Marathon Open Water Swimming Event

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Spain Presents Eleven for London

The Royal Spanish Swimming Federation has presented their 12 individual entrants for the 2012 London Olympics, though acknowledging that there…


Quick Sprints 3/29/12: Villaecija Doing Double Duty at Olympics

American Rhi Jeffrey, who has made a huge impact both in and out of the pool since coming out of…