Arthur Mendes
Arthur  Mendes


Vila Velha, Brazil


NCAA Champion (400 FR)
10-time All-American
5-time SEC Champion (400 FR, 400 MR)
All-SEC First Team (2013, 2014)
2013 All-SEC Freshman Team

Senior Season (2015-2016):
Competed against Alabama in the first meet of the season placing second in the 200-free with a time of 1:38.20...Clocked in at 20.79 in the 50-free...Got a first place finish in the 100-fly with a time of 47.84...

Junior Season (2014-15):
Helped Auburn's men earn the SEC title in the 400 freestyle relay for the second straight season ... Competed at the 2015 NCAA Championships in three individual events (50 free, 100 free, 100 fly) and four relays (200 MR, 200 FR, 400 FR, 800 FR) ... Earned five All-America honors ... Swam as the leadoff on the 200 freestyle relay team that took bronze at the NCAA Championships with a season-best time of 1:16.04 ... Guided Auburn's 200 medley relay team to a fifth-place finish at the NCAA meet with a tim eof 1:24.03 ... Also competed on the 400 free and 800 free relay squads at the NCAA Championships ... Made it to the consolation final of the 100 fly at the NCAA Championships, posting a time of 46.41 to take 15th overall ... Was 21st overall in the 50 free (19.43) and 100 free (42.85) at the NCAA meet ... Helped the Tiger men lower the school record down to 6:15.14 in the 800 free relay at the SEC Championships ... Swam the fastest time of the season in the 100 fly at the SEC Championships, touching in at 45.92 for the seventh-best time in school history to earn a NCAA automatic qualifying time ... Held the second-fastest time on the team in the 200 fly at 1:44.27 at the league meet ... Held NCAA 'B' cut times in the 50 free, 100 free and 200 fly ... Earned wins in the 100 fly during the season in dual meets against Alabama/LSU and Missouri ... Also won the 100 free at Missouri to close out the regular season Held the team's top time in the 100 fly ... Times ranked second on the team in the 50 free, 100 free and 200 fly ... Was a part of five relay wins during the year.

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 a 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 a part 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):
Competed 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.

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 19.43 3/26/15 NCAA Championships
100 freestyle 42.62 3/28/15 NCAA Championships
200 freestyle 1:39.10 1/8/15 Texas
100 butterfly 45.92 2/20/15 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
100 butterfly 52.33 2015 Maria Lenk
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