Golda Marcus

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Golda Marcus
Personal information
Full nameGolda Lee Marcus
Nationality El Salvador
Born (1983-03-15) March 15, 1983 (age 35)
Nahuizalco, El Salvador
StrokesDistance Freestyle
College teamFlorida State Seminoles (2001-2004)

Golda Lee Marcus (born March 15, 1983 in Nahuizalco, El Salvador)[1] is a two-time Olympic swimmer from El Salvador. She swam at the 2004 and 2008 Olympics. As of June 2009, she holds the Salvadoran records in the 400, 800, and 1500 meter freestyles.

In 2001, she won 7 gold and 2 silver medals at the 2001 Central American Games, and 2 golds and 3 bronzes at the CCCAN Championships. At the 2002 Central American and Caribbean Games, she garnered bronze medals in the 200m, 400m and 800m freestyles.

At the 2006 Central American and Caribbean Games, she won bronze medals in the women's 1500m Free and as part of the 4x200 Freestyle Relay.

At the 2007 CCCANs, she won the 200, 400, and 800 meter freestyles, and finished second in the 200 meter butterfly.

She also swam for El Salvador at the 2003 and 2007 World Championships, and at the 2007 Pan American Games.

As of June 2009, she is now coaching at De Anza Cupertino Aquatics (DACA) in California. She teaches at Saratoga High School with competitive swimmers. [2]


  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Golda Marcus". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2012-11-02.
  1. ^ Marcus' bio page from the 2008 Olympics website; retrieved 2009-06-19.
  2. ^ Coaches page Archived 2009-06-23 at the Wayback Machine from the DACA website; retrieved 2009-06-19.