|Hometown:||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
One of Florida Southern’s seven returning All-Americans… Has won eight All-American or Honorable Mention All-American awards in his career (two individual and six relay), with four as a sophomore and four as a junior… Owns two career individual wins and 14 relay wins… Part of Florida Southern’s school record 200-freestyle relay team.
As a junior (2014-15)… All-American in the 200-freestyle relay (6th place), 200-medley relay (6th place), and the 400-medley relay (5th place)… Honorable Mention All-American in the 100-butterfly (15th place)… Sunshine State Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll… In addition to competing in the 100-butterfly and the three relay events, also took part in the 100-backstroke and the 100-freestyle at the National Finals… One of eight Moccasins to take part in all nine meets, including the SSC Championships and National Finals… Helped the Moccasin set a new school record in the 200-freestyle relay at the National Finals with a time of 1:19.82… Led the Moccasins with seven relay wins during the season, and swam the butterfly leg on all six of their winning medley relay teams (200 and 400)… Posted one individual win by capturing the 100-butterfly in a dual meet against Division III top-ranked Emory (Jan. 9)… One of Florida Southern’s regular swimmers in the 100-backstroke, 100-butterfly, and the sprint freestyle races (50 and 100)… Finished as the runner-up in the 100-butterfly at the Nova Southeastern Sharks Invitational, and was Florida Southern’s top swimmer in that event four times during the regular season… Also had a fifth-place finish at the Sharks Invitational in the 100-backstroke… Had NCAA “B” qualifying times in the 50-freestyle, 100-freestyle, 100-backstroke, and 100-butterfly, while helping both medley relay teams and the 200-freestyle relay team hit “B” times as well… Ranked #1 on the Florida Southern times list in the 100-butterfly, and #3 in the 50-freestyle.
As a sophomore (2013-14)… All-American in the 100-butterfly (7th place), 200-medley relay (8th place), and the 400-medley relay (7th place)… Honorable Mention All-American in the 200-freestyle relay (9th place)… Second Team All-Sunshine State Conference… CSCAA Scholar All-American… SSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll… Posted a school-record time in the 100-butterfly (since broken) during the prelims at the NCAA Division II National Finals with a time of 47.91 seconds… Competed in the 50-freestyle, 100-freestyle, and the 100-backstroke at the National Finals too… One of eight Moccasins to participate in all 11 meets including the NCAA Division II National Championships… Part of Florida Southern’s Sunshine State Conference championship team in the 200-medley relay, helping the Moccasins set a meet record with a time of 1:28.93… Runner-up in the 100-butterfly at the conference championships… Placed 15th in individual scoring at the SSC Championships with 43 points… Earned his first career individual victory by taking the 100-butterfly in a dual meet vs. Florida Tech (Oct. 26)… Part of four winning relay teams… Ranked #1 on both the Florida Southern and SSC times list in the 100-butterfly, and fifth in the country, with his school-record mark of 47.91 seconds at the Division II National Championships… Also second on the Florida Southern times list in the 50-butterfly, and was third in the 100-freestyle.
As a freshman (2012-13)… CSCAA Scholar All-American Honorable Mention… SSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll… Competed in all eight of Florida Southern’s regular season meets, as well as the SSC Championships… Helped the 200-medley relay team win three consecutive dual meet races in early January… Best individual finishes came at Rollins (Nov. 17) where he placed third in the 100-freestyle, and at Nova Southeastern (Jan. 19) where he was second in the 100-backstroke.
In high school… 2011 graduate of Colegio GI in Rio De Janeiro… Personal… Son of Josefino Lima and Adriana Soares… Has two younger sisters (Laura and Alice)… Born June 12, 1994… Major: Business Administration and Economics with a minor in International Relations.