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Santiago ENDERICA
Sport Open Water Swimming
NOC Ecuador   
GenderMen
Born11 Feb 1988 in Cuenca, ECU
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Cuenca, ECU
Occupation
Athlete, Business Owner, Coach, Publishing Professional
Languages
Spanish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up swimming at age four, and began competing at age 11. He switched to open water swimming at age 15.
Why this sport?
His parents encouraged him to take up swimming. "My parents said it was an important life skill, and seeing my older brothers, Juan Fernando and Xavier, who swam at a high level, I liked it more and more."
Club / Team
Club Hermanos Enderica Salgado: Cuenca, ECU
General Interest
Awards and honours
He was named the 2017 Male Open Water Swimmer of the Year by the Ecuadorean Swimming Federation. (coe.org.ec, 12 Apr 2018)
Other sports
He has competed in the FINA UltraMarathon Swim Series. (fedeazuay.com, 04 Jul 2018)
Famous relatives
His cousin Ivan and his brother Esteban have both represented Ecuador in open water swimming. Esteban won gold in the 10km event at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, while Ivan competed at the Olympic Games in 2012 and 2016. His eldest brother Juan Fernando competed in swimming, and became a coach. His other brother Xavier served as the Minister of Sports in Ecuador between 2015 and 2017, and then as governor of Azuay province in Ecuador from 2017 until 2019. (SportsDeskOnline, 10 Mar 2020; eluniverso.com, 19 Jan 2017, 02 May 2015; eltiempo.com.ec, 02 Jan 2017; elcomercio.com, 19 Nov 2015)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
He and his brothers opened the Hermanos Enderica Swimming School in Cuenca, Ecuado, which serves as a club for swimmers and triathletes. He has also worked as director of Ecuadorean sports magazine Altura Deportiva. (Twitter profile, 13 Sep 2020; hermanosenderica.com, 14 Jul 2018)

 Competition Highlights
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
14 2017 Budapest, HUN 25km 5:08:54.8
7 2015 Kazan, RUS 25km 4:56:59.4
25 2015 Kazan, RUS 5km 55:32.3
30 2013 Barcelona, ESP 10km 1:50:20.2
20 2013 Barcelona, ESP 5km - Team Time Trial 1:00:32.6
  2011 Shanghai, CHN 10km  DNF
33 2011 Shanghai, CHN 5km 59:52.0
28 2007 Melbourne, VIC, AUS 5km 1:03:23.4
28 2005 Montreal, QC, CAN 5km 57:14.0
28 2005 Montreal, QC, CAN 10km 1:59:36.7
World Series
Rank Year Venue Event Result
14 2018 Lac-Mégantic, QC, CAN 10km 1:57:12.1
43 2017   10km  
31 2017 Setúbal, POR 10km 1:32:44.33
13 2017 Viedma, ARG 10km 2:00:35.21
9 2016 Lac St. Jean, QC, CAN 10km 1:57.49
21 2016 Viedma, ARG 10km 1:57:05
20 2015 Hong Kong, CHN 10km 1:56:30.4
14 2015 Qiandaohu, CHN 10km 1:53:22
47 2015 San Miguel de Cozumel, MEX 10km 1:44:41.00
29 2015 Setúbal, POR 10km 1:57:02.50
25 2015 Viedma, ARG 10km 1:58:03.46
23 2014 Cancún, MEX 10km 1:59:20
27 2013 San Miguel de Cozumel, MEX 10km 1:59:39.40
40 2012 Santos, BRA 10km 2:18:46.37
22 2012 Viedma, ARG 10km 1:58:42