Ortiz Brothers Win National Titles at Spanish Long Course
MGOBLUE Bruno Ortiz (L) and Miguel Ortiz
Bruno Ortiz (L) and Miguel Ortiz

April 14, 2014

PALMA DE MALLORCA, Spain -- Junior Bruno Ortiz (Tokyo, Japan/St. Mary's International) of the University of Michigan men's swimming and diving team, along with older brother and ex-Wolverine Miguel Ortiz (2010-13), each won individual titles at the 2014 Spanish Long Course National Championships last weekend (April 10-13).

Miguel Ortiz, who now trains with the Club Wolverine post-graduate group, took first in the 50-meter freestyle (22.36), second in the 50-meter backstroke (25.40), third in the 50-meter butterfly (23.93) and fifth in the 100-meter freestyle (49.66). Bruno Ortiz, who just concluded his third season at Michigan, won the 100-meter freestyle (49.66), took third in the 50-meter freestyle (22.72), fifth in the 50-meter butterfly (24.32) and 10th in the 200-meter freestyle (1:52.52).

While not official, both men are in good shape to qualify on relays for Spain at the 2014 European Swimming Championships, to be held Aug. 13-24 in Berlin, Germany. Current U-M sophomore Anders Nielsen (Farum, Denmark) has already qualified to the Championships based on his swims at the Canadian Swimming Trials, held April 2-5 in Victoria, British Columbia. Nielsen will swim for Denmark.

Contact: Brad Rudner