Golda Marcus
Golda Marcus


Coral Springs, Fla.

High School:
American Heritage


Distance Free


London Called

Former Seminole standout is selected to compete in the 2012 Olympic Games


Diving Into Olympic Trials

Three Seminoles qualify in diving for 2012 Olympic Trials - By Ryan Syrkus


2003-04: Represented El Salvador on its Olympic team, swimming the 400 and 800 meter freestyles. Finished 24th in the 400 free at 4:22.27 while her 8:59.81 won her heat of the 800 free and placed her 21st overall...Continued steadied improvement by lowering all four of her career-best times...Notched a pair of top 20 finishes at the ACC Championships (Feb. 18-21) placing 18th in the 1,650 freestyle--in a personal-best time of 17:14.58--to go along with a 19th place time of 4:59.02 in the 500 free...Set career-best 500 time at the Texas A&M Fall Invitational (Nov. 21-23) with 4:55.11...That meet also produced a lifetime-best of 1:51.63 in the 200 free...Initial career-best time in 2003-04 came in the 1,000 free (10:08.78) against #16 Michigan and Michigan State...Recorded seven top three finishes during the year, including victories against Florida International and Florida A&M in the 1,000 free and a 500 free blue ribbon versus Florida Atlantic and Indian River CC (Nov. 1).

2002-03: Had a breakout year with three top-20 finishes at the ACC Championships and four dual meet victories...Scored valuable points with a 16th-place finish in the 1650-freestyle at the ACC Championships (17:22.12)...Also placed 20th in the 500-free with a season-best time of 4:59.18 while turning in another 20th-place finish and a season-best time of 1:54.86 in the 200-free...Notched a pair of victories (500 and 1,000 free) against Miami (Oct. 12). Also won the 1,000 free versus Florida Atlantic the day before and beat everyone to the wall at Utah (Nov. 23), as well as UNCWilmington and North Florida (Jan. 4).

2001-02: Third on the team in the 1,000 freestyle with a time of 10:19.73...Swam season best times in the 200 and 1,650 freestyle at 1:53.42 and 17:30.66, respectively...Placed eighth in the 800 free relay, 18th in the 200 free and 19th in the 1,650 free at the Georgia Invitational.

HIGH SCHOOL: District champion her junior and senior years under coach Nobutaka Tan...State qualifier three-straight years...Won the sectional relay championship her senior year...Team's MVP her sophomore through senior seasons...Qualified for the Junior Nationals six-straight years beginning in the seventh grade...Swam for the Fort Lauderdale Club team.

PERSONAL: Born March 15, 1983...Majoring in english...Daughter of Barbara Marcus...Has dual citizenship in the United States and El Salvador.

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