Diego Lora Coronado
Diego Lora Coronado


Lima, Peru

High School:
Newton College

Breaststroke/Individual Medley

2000-2001 Highlights: Broke his own record in the 100-yard breaststroke with a 3rd-place finish of 57.09 at the Midwestern Collegiate Conference championships?added two more top-ten finishes in the MCC championships with a runner-up performance in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:01.48) and the a 10th-place finish in the 200-yard individual medley (1:56.32)?earned a pair of victories in the 100-yard breaststroke (59.71) and 200-yard breaststroke (2:07.44) to help UIC to a 196-83 win over Northern Iowa?set a new UW-Green Bay pool record with a time of 2:06.60 in the 200-yard breaststroke?finished second to teammate Paul Torres at the Bill Ritter Invitational as he accumulated 56 team points through victories in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:00.01) and 200-yard breaststroke (2:08.02).

1999-2000 Highlights: Won the 200-yard breaststroke conference title (2:02.90) and finished second in the 100-yard breast in a school record time of 57.33 at the MCC Championships...captured a sixth-place MCC finish in the 200-yard individual medley (1:55.70)...200-yard breaststroke performance in the MCC finals was the top season performance in the conference...represented his native Peru in the South American Olympic Trials during the summer of 2000.

Prep/Personal: Transferred to UIC from the University of Lima in Peru...did not participate in an organized high school swimming program...swam in the 1999 Latin Cup, placing sixth in the 200 and seventh in the 100 breaststrokes...swam in the '99 Pan Am Games, finishing seventh as a member of the 400-yard individual medley relay and 17th in the 100-yard breaststroke...member of the Mission Viejo Nadadones Swim Club...born on January 27, 1978...son of Miguel and Cecilia Lora Coronado...majoring in Industrial Engineering.

Lora Coronado's Career Best Times:

50-yard Freestyle: 22.78 10-23-99 100-yard Freestyle: 49.18 1-15-00 200-yard Individual Medley: 1:55.70 2-26-00 100-yard Breaststroke: 57.09 UIC Record 2-23-01 200-yard Breaststroke: 2:01.48 UIC Record 2-23-01