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EcuadorEcuador, ECU
Open water


Further Personal Information

Date of birth
30 October 1990
177 cm
English, Spanish

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age five in Cuenca, Ecuador.
Why this sport?
He saw that his brothers were good at the sport, and he wanted to be like them.
Club / Team
Club Hermanos Enderica Salgado: Cuenca, ECU
Name of coach
Juan Fernando Enderica [club, national, brother], ECU

International Debut

Competing for

General Interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing second in the 10km at the 2015 World Cup event [open water swimming] in San Miguel de Cozumel, Mexico. (Athlete, 11 Aug 2016)
Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 11 Aug 2016)
Hero / Idol
His brothers. (Athlete, 11 Aug 2016)
In 2017 he sustained torn cartilage in his left shoulder [also known as slap tear injury] that kept him away from competition for a year. (, 31 May 2018)
Awards and honours
He was presented with the Best Athlete of 2018 Award by the Circle of Sports Journalists of Azuay Province in Ecuador. (Facebook page, 26 Apr 2019)

In 2012 he was presented with the Vicente Rocafuerte Medal for Sports Merit by the National Assembly of Ecuador. (Facebook page, 03 Dec 2018)
Famous relatives
His older brothers Juan Fernando, Xavier and Santiago and his cousin Ivan have all competed professionally in swimming. His brother Xavier served as the Minister of Sports in Ecuador between 2015 and 2017, and then served as the governor of Azuay province in Ecuador from 2017 until 2019. (, 23 Apr 2019;, 02 Jan 2017, 28 Feb 2019;, 19 Nov 2015;, 02 May 2015, 19 Jan 2017;, 08 May 2012;, 06 Jun 2019)
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (, 24 Mar 2017;, 07 Nov 2018)
Other information
He took a break from competition after the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. "I had spent almost eight years training hard so I decided to take a break to regain strength and enthusiasm in order to continue representing Ecuador in international competitions." He also sustained a left shoulder injury that kept him from swimming. He returned to competition in late 2017 at an event in Brazil after a 14-month break from the sport. "It was a year of learning, I learned to value the sport, my body and competitions." (, 24 Mar 2017;, 17 Nov 2017;, 31 May 2018;, 31 May 2018)

He and his brothers opened the Hermanos Enderica Swimming School in Cuenca, Ecuador. The school also serves as a club for swimmers and triathletes. (Twitter team profile, 21 Jul 2018;, 14 Jul 2018)