Rafael Muñoz (swimmer)

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Rafael Muñoz
Personal information
Full nameRafael Muñoz Pérez
Nationality Spain
Born (1988-03-03) 3 March 1988 (age 31)
Córdoba, Spain
Height1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight77 kg (170 lb; 12.1 st)
ClubNavial (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.

His suited WR was broken in July 2018, however four of the five better times all-time still belongs to Muñoz (all of these achieve with tech suit). [2]


  1. ^ Muñoz's bio page Archived 8 September 2008 at the Wayback Machine from the 2008 Olympics website. Retrieved 2009-06-03.
  2. ^ "Andrii Govorov Shatters 50 Fly World Record In 22.27". SwimSwam. 1 July 2018.
Preceded by
Roland Schoeman
Men's 50-metre butterfly
world record holder (long course)

5 April 2009 – 1 July 2018
Succeeded by
Andriy Govorov