Golda Marcus

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Golda Marcus
Personal information
Full nameGolda Lee Marcus
NationalityFlag of El Salvador.svg  El Salvador
Born (1983-03-15) March 15, 1983 (age 36)
Nahuizalco, El Salvador
Sport Swimming
StrokesDistance Freestyle
College team Florida State Seminoles (2001-2004)

Golda Lee Marcus (born March 15, 1983 in Nahuizalco, El Salvador) [1] is a two-time Olympic swimmer from El Salvador. She swam at the 2004 and 2008 Olympics. As of June 2009, she holds the Salvadoran records in the 400, 800, and 1500 meter freestyles.

Nahuizalco human settlement

Nahuizalco is a municipality in the Sonsonate department of El Salvador. It lies on the "flowers route", 9 km from Sonsonate and 74 km from San Salvador, at 540 m above sea level on the southern part of the Apaneca-Ilamatepec mountain range. Per the population and housing census of 2007, Nahuizalco has 49,081 residents.

El Salvador at the 2004 Summer Olympics

El Salvador competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, from 13 to 29 August 2004. This was the nation's eighth appearance at the Olympics.

El Salvador at the 2008 Summer Olympics

El Salvador competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China, from 8 to 24 August 2008. This was the nation's ninth appearance at the Olympics.

In 2001, she won 7 gold and 2 silver medals at the 2001 Central American Games, and 2 golds and 3 bronzes at the CCCAN Championships. At the 2002 Central American and Caribbean Games, she garnered bronze medals in the 200m, 400m and 800m freestyles.

2001 Central American Games

The VII Central American Games was a multi-sport event that took place between 22 November and 3 December 2001.

The CCCAN Championships are a biennial aquatics championship for countries in Central America and the Caribbean. The name of the event comes from the event's organizers: the Central American & Caribbean Swimming Confederation, whose abbreviated name is CCCAN.

2002 Central American and Caribbean Games

The 19th Central American and Caribbean Games were held in San Salvador, El Salvador from November 19 to November 30, 2002 and included 37 nations and a total number of 7,000 competitors. The main stadium for these championships was the Estadio Jorge "Mágico" González. Cuba did not participate. Squash made its debut at the Central American and Caribbean Games.

At the 2006 Central American and Caribbean Games, she won bronze medals in the women's 1500m Free and as part of the 4x200 Freestyle Relay.

2006 Central American and Caribbean Games

The 20th edition of the Central American and Caribbean Games was held in the city of Cartagena, Colombia. The tournament began on July 15 and ended on July 30.

At the 2007 CCCANs, she won the 200, 400, and 800 meter freestyles, and finished second in the 200 meter butterfly.

She also swam for El Salvador at the 2003 and 2007 World Championships, and at the 2007 Pan American Games.

The Swimming competition of the 10th FINA World Aquatics Championships consisted of 40 long course (50m) events, swum July 20–27, 2003 in Barcelona, Spain. Swimming's 40 events were split evenly between males and females and were:

The 2007 World Aquatics Championships or the XII FINA World Championships were held in Melbourne, Australia from 17 March to 1 April 2007. The competition took place at three locations in central Melbourne: the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre, St Kilda Beach, and Rod Laver Arena in a temporary pool christened the Susie O'Neill Pool.

El Salvador at the 2007 Pan American Games

The 15th Pan American Games were held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from 13 July 2007 to 29 July 2007.

As of June 2009, she is now coaching at De Anza Cupertino Aquatics (DACA) in California. She teaches at Saratoga High School with competitive swimmers. [2]

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  1. Marcus' bio page from the 2008 Olympics website; retrieved 2009-06-19.
  2. Coaches page Archived 2009-06-23 at the Wayback Machine from the DACA website; retrieved 2009-06-19.