TCU to be Represented on World Stage

2012 Olympian Alejandro Gomez

2012 Olympian Alejandro Gomez

July 26, 2013

FORT WORTH, Texas – The TCU swimming and diving program will see two of its past stars take part in the FINA World Championships starting on Sunday in Barcelona, Spain.

Edgar Crespo, a two-time Olympian for Panama, will represent his home country in the 50 and 100-meter breaststroke at his third long course World Championships appearance. Alejandro Gomez, a 2012 Olympian, will competed in the 800 and 1,500-meter freestyle for Venezuela.

Crespo begins his World Championships journey with the 50 breast on Sunday, and will take part in the 100 breast on Tuesday. Gomez will begin his World Championships with the 800 free on Tuesday and the 1,500 will take place next Saturday, Aug. 3.

Crespo is a two-time Olympian for Panama, and has represented his home country at many World Championships and other international competitions. He is the TCU school record holder in the 100 and 200 breaststroke. An eight-time All-Mountain West honoree, Crespo represented the Horned Frogs at the 2010 and 2011 NCAA Championships.

Gomez competed for two years at TCU during the 2005-06 and 2006-07 seasons. During his stint as a Frog, he earned All-Mountain West honors in the 500 and 1,650 free. He was previously TCU’s school record holder in the 1,000 free before Michael Franz took it down in 2012. Gomez made his Olympics debut last year in the men’s 1,500-meter freestyle. He has represented Venezuela at a variety of international competitions since 2001.


 

 


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