July 25, 2018
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – University of Notre Dame senior women’s swimmer Sofia Revilak added an international gold medal to her rÃƒÂ©sumÃƒÂ© on Tuesday. Revilak was part of the victorious women’s 400-meter freestyle relay team representing Mexico during the 23rd Central American and Caribbean Games in Barranquilla, Colombia.
The Mexico women’s 400m freestyle relay established a national record time during the event final on the way to the gold medal, posting a winning time of 3:47.07 to defeat runner-up Colombia (3:47.89). Revilak, a native of Mexico City, previously swam with a pair of Notre Dame record-setting relays in the 200-yard freestyle (1:28.81) and 400-yard freestyle (3:14.65) relays earlier in 2018. She claimed Honorable Mention All-America honors following the 400 free relay performance at the NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships.
Tuesday’s relay performance was the second event of three that Revilak is scheduled to compete in during the Central American and Caribbean Games. She previously placed fourth in the fourth heat of the 100-meter freestyle on Sunday with a time of :57.64 to qualify for the ‘A’ final. Revilak improved her preliminary time with a finals swim of :57.54 to place eighth overall in the final standings.
Revilak completed her trip to the Central American and Caribbean Games on Wednesday by competing in the 50-meter freestyle competition. Revilak posted a third-place time of :26.60 in her preliminary heat to qualify for the ‘B’ final, where she finished sixth in :26.51.