Andres Saavedra
    Andres  Saavedra


    Villavicencio, Colombia

    High School:
    Espiritu Santo





    Salukis take fourth place after a tight finish at the MAC Championships

    Head coach Rick Walker was named MAC Coach of the Year, while SIU also earned Most Outstanding Swimmer and Diver with Pallmann and Skelton.


    Five Salukis qualify for A Finals on Day Three at the MAC Championships

    Joao Facciotti doubled on the day with an A Final finish in the 200-yard freestyle and a B Final finish in the 100-yard backstroke.


    Six Salukis qualify for A Finals in Day Two prelims at MAC Championships

    Only first-place Missouri State totaled as many top-eight finishers this morning.


    SIU Swimming and Diving sweeps home meet

    The Salukis opened 2015 with a sweep of UALR and WUSTL


    Fifteen swimmers and divers named Academic All-MAC

    Men's swimming and diving hold the fifth-best GPA in the country.

    2013-14 (Sophomore): An Honorable Mention Academic All-MAC selection...Competed in 10 meets...Posted his only win of the season in the 50 freestyle at the Henderson Invitational...Finished in the top-three nine times during the season...Swam the 11th-fastest time in the 50 freestyle at the MAC Championships...Was a key member of the Saluki relay team.

    2012-13 (Freshman): Joined the team for the spring 2013 season...Competed in three meets...Posted runner-up finish in the 50 free against Evansville...Finished 16th in the 100 back at the MAC Championship.

    High School: Colombian national junior champion in the 100-meter backstroke...Meta state record holder in the 50- and 100-meter backstroke and freestyle...Set to compete on the Colombian National Team in the South America Junior Championship in March 2013.

    Personal: Full given name is Andres Felipe Saavedra Sanchez...Son of Claudia Sanchez Ruiz and Andres Saavedra...Has one sibling...Majoring in architecture.