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Arthur Mendes
Arthur Mendes

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Vila Velha, Brazil

Event:
Butterfly/Freestyle

NCAA Champion (400 FR)
5-time All-American
4-time SEC Champion (400 FR, 400 MR)
All-SEC First Team (2013)
2013 All-SEC Freshman Team
5th-fastest time 200 fly time in AU history
8th-fastest time 100 fly time in AU history

Sophomore Season (2013-14):
Swam the third leg of the 400 freestyle relay team that won the NCAA title with a time of 2:48.33...Swam in three individual events (50 free, 100 fly, 200 fly) and three relays (400 MR, 400 FR, 800 FR)...Earned three All-America honors...Finished 14th in the 200 fly with a time of 1:44.51, swam 1:43.35 to qualify for the consolation final...Placed 19th overall in the 100 fly, with a time of 46.42...Was 39th overall in the 50 free with personal best time of 19.77...Swam as the anchor on the 800 free relay that set the school record twice, including at the NCAA Championships (6:17.29) splitting 1:34.12...Won two SEC Championships, swimming the third leg on both the 400 MR and 400 FR...Set school record in the 800 free relay at the SEC Championships with a time of 6:17.36 to take second overall...Took fourth in the 200 fly at the conference meet at 1:43.01...Earned a fifth-place finish in the 200 fly with a time of 1:43.01 to earn his first career NCAA individual automatic qualifying time...Was sixth at the SEC Championships with a time of 42.94 in the 100 free...Won the 200 free in the final dual meet of the season versus South Carolina (1:37.66)...Finished second in the 100 fly, fifth in the 200 fly at Florida...Held the team's top times in the 100 fly and 200 fly...Was apart of six relay wins...Times ranked fourth on the team in the 100 free, sixth in the 50 free and eighth in the 200 free.

Freshman Season (2012-13):
Swam in the 2013 NCAA Championships in two individual events (100 fly, 200 fly) and three relays (400 MR, 400 FR,800 FR)...Placed 21st in the prelims of the 100 fly (46.81) and 39th in the 200 fly (1:47.43)...Earned All-America honors as the third leg of the fifth-place 400 MR team (3:05.65)...Swam a split in the 400 MR (fly) in 46.09...Second All-America honor came on the bronze winning 400 FR team (2:50.54)...Third leg of 800 FR team that placed 19th (6:26.24) at NCAAs...Competed in five total events during the spring (50 free, 100 free, 200 free, 100 fly, 200 fly)...Swam NCAA "B' cut times in the 100 free, 100 fly and 200 fly...Placed 14th at the SEC Championships in the 100 free with a 'B' cut time of 43.95, fourth-best on the team...Clocked best AU time of the season in 100 fly (46.69), good for sixth-place in his first SECs...Also locked up the team's best 200 fly time (1:45.46) at the SEC Championships, reaching the A-final and finishing eighth...Best 50 free time came in dual against Texas A&M, placing sixth (21.10)...In the same meet, placed seventh in 200 free (1:40.90)...Part of 'A' cut timed swim in 400 FR (2:50.12) at SEC Championships, winning conference title...Second conference gold medal came in the 400 MR (3:05.92)...Third leg of 400 MR winning team against Texas A&M (3:15.11)...Named All-SEC First Team...All-SEC Freshman Team.

Pre-College:
Enrolled at Auburn in January 2013 and joined Tigers for spring season ... Won bronze medal at 2011 World Junior Championships in 100m butterfly, the only South American to win a medal ... Owns Brazilian junior record in 100m fly ... 18-time Brazilian champion ... Four-time South American school champion ... Has long-course butterfly times (52.70 100 fly; 2:00 200 fly) that convert to NCAA scoring times in short-course yards.

Mendes' Top Times (SCY)
Event Time Date Meet
50 freestyle 19.77 3/27/14 NCAA Championships
100 freestyle 42.94 2/22/14 SEC Championships
200 freestyle 1:40.90 1/12/13 at Texas A&M
100 butterfly 46.24 2/20/14 SEC Championships
200 butterfly 1:43.01 2/21/14 SEC Championships
Mendes' Top Times (LCM)
Event Time Year Meet
50 freestyle 25.17 2010 NSU Davie Nadadores
100 freestyle
51.13 2012 British Gas Championships
100 backstroke
58.39 2011 World Championship Trials