Position: Fly/Free Ht.: 5-11
Hometown: San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Previous School: Saint Peter's Academy
Eligibility: Sr. Major: Biology
One of Florida Southern’s seven returning All-Americans.
As a sophomore (2012-13)… National Champion in the 200 medley relay and helped two other relay teams finish as national runner-up… All-American in the 200 medley relay (1st place), 400 medley relay (2nd place), and 800 freestyle relay (2nd place)… Honorable Mention All-American in the 100 freestyle (14th place)… CSCAA Scholar All-America First Team... Division II Academic Achievement Award winner… Second Team All-Sunshine State Conference… SSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll… Aided the Moccasins in setting both a school and NCAA record at the Division II National Finals with a time of 1:27.21 in the 200 medley relay… Helped both the 800 freestyle and 200 medley relay teams win the SSC Championship for the second year in a row… Earned wins in four different individual events throughout the season and four different relay events… Captured the 100 freestyle in three dual meets, and also won the 200 freestyle, 500 freestyle, and 100 butterfly one time each… The only Moccasin to win three different freestyle events during the 2012-13 season… Member of three winning 200 freestyle teams and two 200 medley relay teams (both the SSC and national championship meets)… Also part of one 400 freestyle and one 800 freestyle winning teams… Competed in the FINA World Swimming Championships in Barcelona during the summer, swimming both the 50 and 100 freestyle… Collected six medals at the 2013 Central American Games in the spring as part of the Honduras National Team… Won silver in the 50-meter butterfly, and bronze in the 100-meter butterfly and 50-meter freestyle… Earned his other three medals (one silver and two bronze) as part of various relay teams.
As a freshman (2011-12)… Member of National Champion relay team (800-yard freestyle)… All-American (400-yard medley, 800-yard freestyle relay)… Honorable Mention All-American (200-yard freestyle)… All-SSC Honorable Mention… SSC Commissioner's Honor Roll… Represented his native country, Honduras, in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, becoming the first Florida Southern student-athlete to compete in the Olympics… Competed in the 400-meter freestyle… Swam in 12 meets… Set school records in both the 500-yard freestyle and 1,000-yard freestyle… Swam a school record time of 4:32.12 in the 500-yard free at the SSC Championships and swam a school record time of 9:35.34 in the 1,000 free at the NSU Invitational… Was part of the school's record-setting 400-yard freestyle relay team that had a school record time of 2:58.13 at the NCAA D-II Championships… Swam season's second-fastest time in 1,650-yard freestyle (16:28.05) at the NSU Invitational… Recorded the season's fourth-fastest (51.54) time in the 100-yard butterfly in dual meet against Daytona State (1/28).
HIGH SCHOOL: 2010 graduate of Saint Peter’s Academy in Honduras… competed in swimming all four years… completed in the 2009 FINA World Championships in Rome, and the 2011 Championships in Shanghai… in 2009 set Central America and Caribbean record in 50 fly… graduated fifth in a class of 90 with a 3.70 grade point average… PERSONAL: Majoring in biology … son of Allan and Mauricio Gutierrez … has two younger sisters … competed for Delfines Sampedranos Club Team, top-ranked club team in Honduras, for four years … born 8/12/93.