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Spanish Backstroker Marta Beesmans Barquero Joins Houston Class of 2025


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Marta Beesmans Barquero, a Spanish backstroker, will be a part of the Houston Cougars this fall of their class of 2025. She swam membership with Gredos San Diego, the place she was teammates with present Cougars Laura Marin and Mai Bonilla.


  • 50 again – 29.62 / 25.64
  • 100 again – 1:02.54 / 54.31
  • 200 again – 2:15.59 / 1:58.39
  • 100 free – 58.20 / 51.60

Barquero seems to be like an instantaneous affect swimmer for the Cougars; for some context, her 100m again lifetime finest is beneath the U.S. Olympic Trials minimize (Wave I).

Senior Ioanna Sacha leads Houston within the backstroke (54.1/1:54.9); she’s the defending AAC champion within the 200 again. Senior Katie Energy (54.4/2:01.1) is one other high backstroker on the roster, and she or he returns this season after claiming sixth within the 100 again on the 2020 AAC Championships.

Together with her transformed occasions, Barquero would’ve made A-finals in each backstroke occasions on the 2020 AAC Championships, the place Houston dominated.

Meuter joins Lauren Chaney, Mary Catherine JuricaKeely Rollinson, Henrietta Fangli, Emma Wright, Alyssa Bloser, Josie Graves, Adelaide Meuter and Abbie Alvarez as a member of Houston’s class of 2025.

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