Rafael Muñoz (swimmer)

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Rafael Muñoz
Personal information
Full name Rafael Muñoz Pérez
Nationality  Spain
Born (1988-03-03) 3 March 1988 (age 29)
Córdoba, Spain
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 77 kg (170 lb; 12.1 st)
Sport Swimming
Strokes butterfly
Club Navial (Spain)
C.N. Marseille (France)

Rafael Muñoz Pérez (born 3 March 1988 in Córdoba) is an Olympic swimmer from Spain. He competed for the Spanish Olympic team at the 2008 Olympic Games.[1]

On April 5, 2009 at the 2009 Spanish Championships, he swam a 22.43 in the long-course 50 butterfly, going under the existing World Record of 22.96 by South Africa's Roland Schoeman. This time, however, was not recognized as the world record until 22 June, when the governing body of aquatic sports, FINA, finally accepted the controversial swimsuit he and many other swimmers had been wearing as they achieved such times.

He is coached by Romain Barnier in France in the Cercle des Nageurs de Marseille team.


  1. ^ Muñoz's bio page from the 2008 Olympics website. Retrieved 2009-06-03.