Gulliver’s Ricardo Valdivia and Mike LaMonica First in the World
Miami, FL—Hats off to Ricardo Valdivia and Mike LaMonica of Gulliver Swim Club for ranking 1st and 2nd in the WORLD for United States Masters Swimming 2015.
Coached by Derek Gelber, Ricardo is currently ranked first in the world in the 400 Freestyle SCM and second in the 400 IM SCM.
Meanwhile Gulliver Masters teammate Mike LaMonica is currently ranked second in the world for the 200 Butterfly SCM. He is also ranked seventh the 100 Butterfly and eighth in the 50 Fly.
“Make no mistake, these guys were already fast before I got ahold of them,” commented Coach Derek Gelber, who is also the assistant coach for Gulliver Swim Team.
The Gulliver Swim Club Masters is a registered year round USA Masters Swimming Team for those who are 18 and older. They offer every member an opportunity to improve swimming skills and achieve success at his or her level of ability, and while there are many swimmers who continue competing after age 18, to be ranked first in the world is quite the accomplishment.
Congrats, Ricardo and Mike!
Masters Swimming World Rankings – Click here