Name: Natalia Vega
Position: Senior National Team
Sport: Artistic Swimming
Height: 5'10
DOB: 9/2/1998
Birthplace: Caguas, Puerto Rico
Hometown: Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
High School: Valley Christian Schools
College: University of Incarnate Word
Team/Club: Loyola Athletic Club, Town of Tonawanda Aquettes, Santa Clara Aquamaids
Coach(es): Jenny Ekhivelevsky, Chris Carver, Jo Wright, Elizabeth Gerdin, Emily Tucker, Andrea Fuentes, Anna Voloshyna
World Championship Experience
  • 2017 FINA World Championships: 12th (Free Team), 11th (Tech Team)
  • 2019 FINA World Championships: 4th (Mixed Duet Free and Tech)
  • 2022 FINA World Championships: 5th (Highlight), 9th (Free Team), 9th (Free Duet)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2022 FINA World Series Super Final: 4th (Free Duet), 1st (Tech Team)
  • 2022 FINA Artistic Swimming World Series Virtual Australia: 1st (Free Duet), 1st (Tech Team)
  • 2022 FINA Artistic Swimming World Series Paris: 1st (Tech Team), 1st (Highlight), 1st (Free Duet)
  • 2022 FINA Artistic Swimming World Series Virtual USA/Canada: 1st (Highlight), 1st (Free Duet)
  • 2022 U.S. senior national team duet squad
  • 2021 U.S. senior national team athlete
  • 2021 U.S. Collegiate Athlete of the Year
  • 4x USA Artistic Swimming Collegiate All-American
  • 2019 FINA World Series Barcelona: 2nd (Mixed Duet)
  • 2019 FINA American Open: 1st (Mixed Duet)
  • 2017 FINA America Open: 1st (Team)
  • 2016 FINA Junior World Championships: 9th (Team)
  • 2016 FINA Chinese Open: 1st (Team), 1st (Combo)
  • 2016 U.S. National Championships: 1st (Team), 1st (Combo)
  • Member of the Puerto Rican national team in 2010 and 2014
Personal: Competed at 2017 World Championships in Budapest against Anna Voloshyna who is now her coach on national team...Her dad always picked her solo songs when she was little...She could eat In n Out every day...Made a sign in 2015 asking if she could be Bill May's duet partner... four years later her dream came true!...Has a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice from University of Incarnate Word...Her dad was a professional water polo player for the Puerto Rican national team...Her brother played Division I basketball...Would go on lunch dates every day with former legendary coach Chris Carver