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Esteban
Enderica
EcuadorEcuador, ECU
Open water

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
30 October 1990
Height
177 cm
Weight
70 kg
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
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 [personal, brother], ECU

International Debut

Year
2006
Competing for
Ecuador

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)
Injuries
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. (eltelegrafo.com.ec, 31 May 2018)
Famous relatives
His older brothers Juan Fernando, Javier and Santiago and his cousin Ivan have all competed professionally in swimming. (eluniverso.com, 02 May 2015; noticias.latam.msn.com, 08 May 2012)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (coe.org.ec, 24 Mar 2017)
Other information
BREAK AND RETURN
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. (coe.org.ec, 24 Mar 2017; eltiempo.com.ec, 17 Nov 2017; eltelegrafo.com.ec, 31 May 2018)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
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; hermanosenderica.com, 14 Jul 2018)