|Gamer:||Colegio San Lazaro (Broward College (FL))|
One of Florida Southern’s seven returning All-Americans… Will be in school this year as a graduate student working on his MBA… Has captured six All-American or Honorable Mention All-American awards in his first two seasons with the Moccasins, with three in each season (a total of two individual and four relay)… Has two individual All-American certificates and four in relay events… Comes into his senior year with 11 career individual wins and 10 relay wins… School record holder in the 200-freestyle.
As a junior (2014-15)… All-American in the 200-freestyle (6th place), 400-freestyle relay (6th place), and 800-freestyle relay (5th place)… First Team All-Sunshine State Conference… SSC Swimmer-of-the-Week for January 5… SSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll… In addition to the events where he earned All-American honors, also competed in the 100-freestyle and 200-IM at the Division II National Finals… One of eight Moccasins to take part in all nine meets, including the SSC Championships and National Finals… Tied for eighth in individual scoring (58 points) at the SSC Championships… Set the school record in the 200-freestyle at the National Finals with a time of 1:35.99 (March 12)… Third on the team with eight individual wins and was part of four relay wins… Won the SSC title in the 200-freestyle after finishing as runner-up as a sophomore… SSC runner-up in the 500-freestyle… Seven of his eight solo wins came in the 200-freestyle and one came in the 100… Won seven of the nine 200-freestyle races throughout the season, finishing second at Nova Southeastern by 0.21 seconds, and sixth at the National Finals… Though he did not win any 500-freestyle races, finished second in four of them, including three times to All-American teammate Juan Tolosa… Swam the leadoff leg on the Moccasins’ SSC champion 800-freestyle relay team, giving him two gold medals in that event… Finished third at the Nova Southeastern Sharks Invitational in the 200-IM, the only time during the regular season he swam that event before finishing fifth at the SSC Championships and earning a spot in the National Meet… Had NCAA provisional qualifying times in the 100-freestyle, 200-freestyle, 500-freestyle, and 200 IM… Also helped the 400-freestyle, 800-freestyle, and 400-medley relay teams achieve NCAA provisional times… Ranked #1 on the Florida Southern times list for the 200-freestyle, was second in the 500, and third in the 100, the 1,000, and 200-IM… The only Moccasin swimmer to have a top-3 time in a sprint, middle distance and long distance event… On the Division II national times list, was #7 in the 200-freestyle, and #22 in the 500.
As a sophomore (2013-14)… All-American in the 400-freestyle relay (3rd place), and 800-freestyle relay (7th place)… Honorable Mention All-American in the 200-freestyle (13th place)… Sunshine State Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll… Also competed in the 100-freestyle and 500-freestyle at the NCAA Division II National Championships… One of eight Moccasins to participate in all 11 meets including the Division II National Finals… Part of Florida Southern’s SSC Championship 800-freestyle relay team… SSC runner-up in the 200-freestyle… Had three individual wins during the year, two of them coming in the 200-freestyle, and one in the 500-freestyle… One of his 200-freestyle wins came at the Nova Southeastern Sharks Invitational against 19 other swimmers, a meet in which he also placed second in the 500-freestyle… Also had six runner-up finishes in the 200-freestyle… Part of six relay wins covering four different relay events… Finished the season #2 on Florida Southern’s times list in the 200-freestyle, which was also good for #3 in the conference.
In high school… 2009 graduate of Colegio San Lazaro… Won multiple state or national titles in his native Venezuela while competing in the 100-, 200, and 800-freestyle before moving to Florida and attending Broward College, which does not sponsor swimming… Personal… Son of Geronimo Marin and Carmen Lopez… Born May 22, 1992… Major: Economics with a minor in Business.