Albert Subirats

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Albert Subirats
Albert Subirats enamorado.jpg
Albert Subirats (left) in 2013
Personal information
Full name Albert Subirats Altes
Nickname(s) "El Torpedo"
National team  Venezuela
Born (1986-09-25) September 25, 1986 (age 30)
Valencia, Carabobo, Venezuela
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 77 kg (170 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Butterfly, freestyle
College team University of Arizona (2004–'07)

Albert Subirats Altes (born September 25, 1986)[1] is an Olympic and national record holding swimmer from Venezuela. He represented his homeland at the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympics.[2] At the 2007 World Championships, Subirats won Venezuela's first (long course) World Championships medal.

Collegiately, he attended the University of Arizona in the United States, where he swam for the Arizona Wildcats swimming and diving team from 2004 to 2007. While at Arizona, he was a 3-time individual NCAA champion, winning the 100 yd fly his junior and senior years (2006, 2007) and the 100 back (2006).[3]

As of June 2009, he holds the Venezuelan records in the 50 m and 100 m freestyle, 50 m and 100 m backstroke and 50 & 100 m butterfly (long course) and was part of the 4 × 100 m freestyle and 4 × 100 m medley teams that hold those record. In the short course, he holds the 50 m backstroke and 50 m and 100 m butterfly records. He also holds the South American long course 100 m butterfly record, and the short course 50 m backstroke record.

At the 2006 Central American and Caribbean Games, he set a Games Record in winning the men's 100 m freestyle (49.55); bettering the record of 50.00 set by fellow Venezuelan Francisco Sánchez on August 11, 1998 at the 1998 Games in Maracaibo.[4]

See also[edit]

List of South American records in swimming

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Subirats' bio from the 2008 Olympics website". Archived from the original on 2008-08-10. Retrieved 2009-06-25. ; retrieved 2009-06-25.
  2. ^ Subirats' bio from www.sports-reference.com; retrieved 2009-06-25.
  3. ^ Subirats bio from the Arizona Athletics website (www.arizonaathletics.com); retrieved 2009-06-25.
  4. ^ Men's 100 free results from the 2006 CAC website; retrieved 2009-06-25.