Juan Arbelaez
    Juan Arbelaez


    Ibague, Columbia

    Height / Weight:
    5-11 / 184


    Updated on Jan. 17, 2013.


    • School record holder in the 50-yard freestyle.
    • First Southern Illinois swimmer to break 20 seconds in the 50-yard freestyle, swimming the event in 19.98 seconds in the 2012 MAC preliminaries.
    • Fifth fastest individual in school history in the 100-yard freestyle.
    • Anchor on the school-record-setting 200-yard freestyle relay at the MAC Championship.
    • Two-time All-MAC selection, including first-team honors as a sophomore for the 2011-12 season.
    • Won 10 career events in two-and-a-half years.

    2012-13 (Junior): Won four events...Left the team after the first semester to be with his family in Columbia.

    2011-12 (Sophomore): First-team All-MAC selection...First athlete in SIU history to break 20 seconds in the 50 freestyle with his 19.98 in the 50 freestyle prelims at the MAC Championships...Won the 50 freestyle at the MAC Championships with a 20.02...Competed in seven meets...Won five events on the year...Swept the 50 free and 100 free in his season opener at the Miami (OH)/Evansville tri-meet...Finished eighth in the 100 freestyle at the MAC Championships... Member of the 200-yard freestyle relay team that set a MAC Championships record.

    2010-11 (Freshman): Second-team All-Conference selection...Competed in four meets...Won the 50 freestyle against Ball State...Finished second of 16 in the 50 freestyle at the MAC Championships...Finished fifth of 16 in the 100 freestyle at the MAC Championships.

    Personal: Full given name is Juan Manuel Arbelaez Osorio.