News & Notes on Purdue Athletics.
Dias sets new records in both breaststroke events; Friede & Tucker qualify for NCAAs again.
The Purdue swimming and diving programs accounted for 31 of our 43 spots.
2014 senior class features national champions, All-Americans & program record holders.
Purdue men host top-ranked Michigan for first time since January 2004.
Big Ten Triple Duals at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center
The Boilermakers host Notre Dame for dual meet action.
More photos from home opening meet
Underwater images of the 2013-14 Purdue seniors by photographer Andy Jessop
More action photos from the Purdue Invitational.
Favorite Athlete: Rafael Nadal
In His MP3 Player: Red Hot Chili Peppers
Last Concert He Attended: Grim Festival
Favorite Actor, Actress & Director: Will Smith, Scarlett Johansson & Quentin Tarantino
Favorite Month: August
Favorite Meal: Pasta with Meat
Favorite Building on Campus: Earhart Hall
Favorite Big City: Barcelona
Unique Travel Locale: Doha, Qatar
Country He'd Like to Visit: Australia
Another Sport He Enjoys Playing: Soccer
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Surfing
Most Memorable Meet at Purdue: 2012 Big Ten Championships
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Chad Laux, Industrial Technology
Furry Friend: Max, Golden Retriever
Other Hobbies: Tennis
2013-14: Academic All-Big Ten... Galdeano competed primarily in the 200 butterfly... posted season-best times in the 100 (51.44) and 200 fly (1:51.43) at the Big Ten Championships... finished his career ranked second in program history in the 200 fly (1:46.09)... won the 200 fly in the dual meet victory at Hawaii by out touching the second-place finisher by six hundredths of a second... won that race with a time of 1:52.08, his second fastest of the season... raced in the 100 back and 200 IM at the season-opening Indiana Intercollegiates and the 200 free at the November Quad.
2012-13: Academic All-Big Ten... Galdeano competed in the butterfly events... season-best time in the 200 fly (1:50.13) from the Purdue Invitational ranked third on the team in 2012-13... continues to rank second (1:46.09) and 10th (48.77) in program history in the 200 and 100 fly... season-best time in the 100 fly (50.87) was at the Big Ten Championships, where he also posted a time of 1:50.29 in the 200 fly... accounted for 14 team points by placing fifth in the A final of the 200 fly at the Purdue Invitational... also won heat 2 of the prelims of the 100 fly at the Purdue Invite... won the 200 fly in the dual meet win at Michigan State... raced in the 100 back and 200 free at the season-opening Indiana Intercollegiates.
2011-12: Academic All-Big Ten... Galdeano competed primarily in the butterfly events, posting the team's top time of the season in the 200 fly (1:46.38) at the Ohio State Invitational... finished third in the B final of the 200 fly at the Big Ten Championships to account for six team points... recorded season-best time in the 100 fly (48.95), which was fourth best on the team, at the Big Ten Championships... finished third in the A final of the 200 fly at the Ohio State Invitational, accounting for 22 team points that weekend after also taking third in the B final of the 100 free... posted four individual victories, rallying to win the 200 fly in the dual meet win against Northwestern after a final 25-yard split of 26.84... also won the 200 fly in duals vs. Notre Dame and Miami and the Black and Gold Intrasquad meet... runner-up in the 200 fly at the triple dual against Iowa and Ohio State in Iowa City... competed in the 50 and 500 free, 100 back and 200 IM in early-season meets... his career-best time in the 200 fly (1:46.09) still ranks as second fastest in program history and a Purdue freshman record.
2010-11: CSCAA Honorable Mention Scholar All-American... Galdeano competed primarily in butterfly events, establishing a new Purdue freshman record in the 200 fly (1:46.09) at the Big Ten Championships... finished second in the B final with NCAA provisional qualifying time while posting that new Purdue record at Big Tens... his 200 fly time also ranked second fastest in program history... his season-best time in the 100 fly (48.77), also posted at Big Tens, ranked second at Purdue in 2010-11... returned home in early December to compete in the Spanish short course nationals... won the 200 fly and finished second in the 100 fly in the dual meet win at Notre Dame... finished second in the 200 fly with a time of 1:49.87 in the dual meet win at Northwestern... also swam the 100 back and 500 free as well as the fly events at the Purdue Invitational.
Personal: Majoring in Industrial Engineering.