Marcelo Chierighini
Marcelo Chierighini


Sao Paolo, Brazil

High School:


Sprint Freestyle


2012 Olympian (Brazil)
2013 SEC Male Swimmer of the Year
22-time All-American
National Champion (200 FR, 400 FR)
14-time SEC Champion (50 free, 100 free, 200 FR, 400 FR, 200 MR, 400 MR)
2011, 2012, 2013 All-SEC First Team
2011 All-SEC Freshman Team

Senior Season (2013-14):
Was apart of Auburn's 400 freestyle relay team that won the NCAA title at the national meet...Earned five All-America selections to finish his career with 22, tied for the second-most in school history...Competed in the 50 free, 100 free, 100 fly, 200 FR, 400 FR, 200 MR, and MR at the NCAA Championships...Picked up his third straight silver in the 100 free at the NCAA Championships with a time of 41.97...Set the pool record at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center at the NCAA Championships with a time of 41.52 in prelims for the 100 free...Swam a 47,15 to take 31st in the 100 fly at the NCAA meet...Finished 10th overall in the 50 free at NCAA Championships with a time of (19.22)...Set the SEC record in the 100 freestyle with a time of 41.46 leading off the 400 free relay at the SEC Championships...Won the 100 free title at the SEC Championships for the third straight year, becoming the third Auburn swimmer to accomplish the feat...His time of 41.46 ranks as the second-best time in the 100 free in school history, which came leading off the 400 free relay at the SEC Championships...Swam on Auburn's 200 FR, 400 FR and 400 MR that won the SEC title in 2014...Finished second in the 50 free at the SEC Championships with a time of 19.10...Swam on the 400 free relay team that posted the nation's top time of the year at 2:47.49, leading off with a split of 4146...Also led off the 200 freestyle relay team that won the SEC title and finished third at the NCAA Championships...Swam the fly leg of the 200 medley relay which took third at the NCAA Championships with the best time of the year 1:23.87...Totaled nine individual wins during the season...Was on winning relays in four different events, posting nine relay victories during the year.

Junior Season (2012-13):
Qualifed for the 2013 FINA World Championships in the 50 free and 100 free representing Brazil...Reached the semifinals in the 50 free (22.01) and made it all the way to the finals of the 100 free with times of 49.08, 48.11 and 48.28, finishing sixth...Competed in the NCAA Championships in the 50 free, 100 free,200 FR, 400 FR, 200 MR and 400 MR after qualifying with A-cut times...Also received a B-cut time in the 100 fly (46.85) and swam in that event at nationals, placing 31st (47.23)...Won national title as first leg of 200 freestyle relay team, swimming a split of 18.99, his first national championship..Anchor leg of 400 medley relay team that finished fifth in NCAA meet...Swam to a runner up finish at NCAAs in 50 free (18.99) and 100 free (41.51)...His 100 free time was a career-best and second-fastest all-time for any swimmer from Auburn...Garnered six All-America recognitions in 2013, including each relay he was entered in...Fastest 50 free time came at the SEC Championships where he touched the wall in 18.85 as part of the 200 FR team that won the SEC title, the sixth-fastest 50 free time at Auburn...Also claimed an SEC Title in the 400 free relay as the first leg, swimming a split of 41.92 and helping the team clock a time of 2:50.12...Won third SEC title of year as third leg of 200 MR team that clocked a time of 1:24.11, the fastest Tiger time of the season...Advanced to the B-final of the 100 fly at the SEC Championships, finishing ninth with a time of 46.85, a career-best...Totaled 14 individual event wins throughout the season, all in the 50 or 100 free...Best 200 free time of career came against Texas A&M (1:40.43), 11th-best on the team...Named to 2013 All-SEC First Team.

2012 London Olympics
Competed for Brazil in the 4x100 freestyle relay ... Helped his country to a ninth-place finish in the event with a time of 3:16.14, narrowly missing the final ... Swam the anchor leg in the race with a 48.17.

Sophomore Season (2011-12)
Qualified for 2012 London Olympics, representing his home country of Brazil ... Earned his spot on the Olympic team with his performance at the 2012 Maria Lenk Trophy ... Clocked a 49.05 in the 100m freestyle to finish second and earn a spot on the 4x100 freestyle relay team ... Earned six All-America honors at the 2012 NCAA Championships in Federal Way, Wash. ... NCAA runner-up in 100 freestyle (42.34); had season-best 42.31 in prelims, the best time on the team and third-fastest in the country in 2012 ... Scored for Tigers in 50 free with 15th-place finish (19.65); clocked a career-best 19.49 in the prelims ... Helped the 200 FR (1:16.67) and 400 FR (2:50.34) teams to runner-up finishes ... Swam butterfly leg of third-place 200 medley relay (1:24.70) ... Anchored the 400 medley relay team that finished fifth (3:06.51) ... Won four conference titles at 2012 SEC Championships in Knoxville, Tenn., helping the Tigers to their 16th straight SEC title ... Captured 100 freestyle championships (42.45), keeping alive Auburn's streak of winning nine consecutive SEC 100 free titles ... Also part of winning teams in 400 FR (2:51.66), 200 MR (1:24.38) and 400 MR (3:08.36) ... Finished fifth in 50 free (19.57) ... Sixth in 100 fly (47.74) ... Won the 100 free vs. LSU and Penn State ... Was on winning relay teams in dual meets with Penn State, Georgia and Florida and also at the Georgia Fall Invitational ... Named to 2012 All-SEC First Team.

Freshman Season (2010-11)
Competed at 2011 World Championships in Shanghai ... Swam the anchor leg of the 4x100 freestyle relay, finishing ninth ... Earned five All-America honors at the NCAA Championships in Minneapolis, Minn. ... Helped Auburn to runner-up finish in 400 freestyle relay (2:49.47) ... Swam the anchor leg on the 200 freestyle relay team that finished runner-up (1:15.50) ... Took the freestyle leg for the third-place finishing 200 medley relay team (1:24.56) ... Finished eighth in 100 freestyle (42.49) finals; posted a 42.26 in prelims that was the squad's second-fastest time of the year ... Posted a 13th-place finish in the 50 free (19.65); his prelims time of 19.58 was his best of the year and fifth-best on the team ... Was also part of the 200 freestyle relay team that won the SEC Championship (1:16.56) ... Finished fourth in 100 free (42.78) ... Also scored points for Auburn in 50 free (19.97 - 8th) and 100 fly (47.32 - 11th) ... Named to 2011 All-SEC First Team and All-SEC Freshman Team.

Parents are Flavia and Augusto Chierighini ... Major is business ... Chose Auburn because of the sprint program and the chance to follow in the footsteps of sprinters such as Brett Hawke, Cesar Cielo and Fred Bousquet.

Chierighini's Top Times (SCY)
Event Time Date Meet
50 freestyle 18.85r 2/20/13 SEC Championships
100 freestyle
41.46r 2/22/14 SEC Championships
200 freestyle
1:40.43 1/12/13 at Texas A&M
100 butterfly 46.56 2/20/14 SEC Championships
Chierighini's Top Times (LCM)
Event Time Year Meet
50 freestyle 22.34 2012 Maria Lenk Trophy
100 freestyle
48.79 2012 Maria Lenk Trophy
100 butterfly 56.20 2012 Charlotte Ultraswim
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