Wikipedia Encyclopedia

Pamela Benítez

Pamela Benítez

Pamela Benítez (born May 9, 1991) is a female swimmer from El Salvador. She was the country's flagbearer in the Open Ceremonies of the 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games.[1]

Pamela Benítez
Personal information
Full nameAlexia Pamela Benítez Quijada
Nationality El Salvador
Born (1991-05-09) May 9, 1991
Height1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight57 kg (126 lb)
ClubAquatica El Polvorín
Medal record
Women's Swimming
Representing  El Salvador
Central American and Caribbean Games
2006 Cartagena 200m Freestyle
2006 Cartagena 4x200m Freestyle Relay
2010 Mayagüez 200m Freestyle
2010 Mayagüez 400m Freestyle
2010 Mayagüez 800m Freestyle

She has swum for El Salvador at the:

  • World Championships: 2007 and 2009
  • Pan American Games: 2007
  • Central American & Caribbean Games: 2006 and 2010

At the 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games, she won three bronze medals (in the 200, 400 and 800 freestyles).[2]

At the 2010 Central American Games, she was El Salvadores' most decorated athlete, winning 8 gold medals.[3]

She joined the Southern Illinois Salukis swimming team for the Spring 2012 season and inspired all. She won 12 of her first 13 races and was a Missouri Valley Conference first-team All-Conference selection.[4]

Benitez represented El Salvador in the 2012 London Olympic Games, swimming the 800-meter freestyle.[5]

Pam is in the hearts and mind of all SIU swimmers.


  1. (in Spanish) Pamela Benítez portará el pabellón en Mayagüez (trans: Pamela Benítez will carry the nation's flag in Mayagüez). Published by on 2010-07-07; retrieved 2010-08-01.
  2. Benítez's results page[Usurped!] from the 2010 Central American & Caribbean Games website (; retrieved 2010-08-01.
  3. (in Spanish) IX Juegos Centroamericanos: punto final Archived 2010-08-01 at the Wayback Machine (trans: 9th Central American Games: final point). Published 2010-04-20, retrieved 2010-08-01.
  4. Southern Illinois Player Bio Archived 2012-12-19 at the Wayback Machine. Published 2012-08-01, retrieved 2012-08-01.
  5. "Pamela Benitez - Swimming". Southern Illinois University Athletics. Retrieved 2021-01-12.

This article is issued from Wikipedia. The text is licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution - Sharealike. Additional terms may apply for the media files.