About Fred Hviid

Swimmer //
Swim Coach

Fred’s a visionary who keeps both feet on the ground, unlike he did back when he was an Olympic swimmer for his native Spain — but that’s a story for another day. He's continued finding success in the swimming world as a Masters swimmer and swim coach.

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Swimming Career Highlights
01.2x European Champion

Fred held the European Champion title in the 400m IM in both short course and long course in the same year (1999) and also was a silver medal winner on 4 additional occasions, including a silver in the 1500m free.

02.World Championship Bronze

Back when the World Championships were held every 4 years, Fred participated in 3 championships with his best performance in the 1999 World Championships held in Hong Kong, China, winning a bronze medal in the 400m IM.

03.45x Spanish National Champion

From the 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m freestyle events and the 200m IM and the 400m IM, Fred was a 45x national champion as a senior, not accounting for the multiple junior championships.

04.8 Spanish National Records

Fred held the Spanish records for the 400m, 800m, 1500m freestyle and 400m IM in both shourt course (25m) and long course (50m) pool venues.

National Champion
National Records
Medals in International Competition
CAA Conference Champion
Pro Swimmer

Frederik Hviid spent close to 10 years as a professional swimmer, representing Spain in international competition, including 2 Olympic Games, 3 World Championships and 7 European Championships.

Masters Swimmer

After a 10-year hiatus from swimming, Fred Hviid returned to swimming and quickly found himself competing at the Masters level, winning two world championships and setting a world record twice in the 200m backstroke (40-44 age bracket).

Swim Coach + Instructor

For the past 8 years, Fred Hviid has been working as an assistant coach at the Monocacy Aquatic Club in his home town of Frederick, MD, USA. He's been working with the Senior Development group, swimmers high school-aged, who under his tutelage have been able to go from Maryland State qualifiers to Sectional qualifiers.

On his induction into the American University Hall of Fame
“I think adding [Hall of Fame] is the icing on the cake,” Hviid said. “It brings my personal legacy full circle in a sense. Records are meant to be broken and the fact that some are still standing is a testament to my hard work two decades ago, but Hall of Fame brings a status unique to very few.”
Atlanta 1996
Sydney 2000
FINA World Cup
LEN European Aquatics
Real Federación Española de Natación
Colonial Athletic Association