| Cesar Cielo
2007 NCAA Swimmer of the Year
Six-time NCAA Champion (50 Free, 100 Free, 200 FR, 400 FR, 200 MR)
11-time SEC Champion (50 Free, 100 Free, 200 FR, 400 FR, 200 MR, 400 MR)
Sophomore Season (2006-07)
Set Pan-American Games Records in the 50 free, 100 free and 400 free relay... Won the 50m free in 21.84 and 100m free in 48.79... Swam anchor on the gold medal-winning 400 free relay team from Brazil... Also won a silver medal with the 400m medley relay team... Came in fourth in the 100m free (48.51) and sixth in the 50m free (22.12) at the FINA World Championships... Also swam for Brazil on the eighth-place 400m medley relay team... Named NCAA Swimmer of the Year after winning five NCAA titles... Became the fastest swimmer in the world after posting a time of 18.69 in winning the 50 free at NCAAs... Won the 100 free with a NCAA-record time of 41.17... Also swam on the NCAA champion 200 free relay (1:14.71), 400 free relay (2:46.56) and 200 medley relay (1:23.37) teams that set new Auburn and NCAA records... Tied his 50 free record with a relay-leadoff time of 18.69 in the 200 free relay... Also swam on the third-place 400 medley relay team and finished 16th in the 100 back with a time of 48.23... Repeated as SEC champion in the 50 free (19.03) and 100 free (41.85)... Swam a 19.19 relay leadoff on the winning 200 free relay team... Also won SEC titles on the 400 free relay and 400 medley relay teams... Finished fourth in the 200 free (1:36.18).
Freshman Season (2005-06)
Finished fifth in the 100m free at the FINA World Short Course Championship with a finals time of 48.04 (swam a 47.75 to win the semifinal round)... Swam the second leg of the fifth-place finishing 400 free relay team (Brazil), splitting 47.89 at the S.C. Championship... Also swam the second leg of the 800 free relay (Brazil) that finished fifth (1:46.09)... Was the leadoff leg on the winning 200 free relay at the NCAA Championship... Split a season best 19.51 50 free leg... Swam the second fastest 100 free split of the 400 free relay championship field in the second leg position, 42.02, also a season high (team finished second)... Split a 42.13 as anchor of the runner-up 400 medley relay, a season best... Had the fastest prelim time in the 50 free at NCAA's, 19.20 (a career best), and ended up sixth with a finals time of 19.37... Swam the second fastest prelim time in the 100 free, 42.60, and improved the time, 42.58 in the finals to grab fourth... Captured six SEC titles to tie for the most ever won by a male in one season at the conference meet... SEC Champion in both the 50 and 100 free's, swimming a 19.49 and 43.00, respectively for the win's... Swam on all four winning relays at SEC's - 200 and 400 free relay's and 200 and 400 medley relay's... Had the fastest splits of the entire championship field on each of the four relays... Swam the second leg on the winning 200 free relay (19.31)... Was the leadoff on the 400 free relay and had a season best 42.81 split... Swam the anchor/free leg on the winning medley relay's, splitting 19.10 and 42.46, respectively.
Prior to Auburn
Graduated from Colegio Avanco de Ensino Programado... Swam for coach Alberto Pinto and the Esporte Clube Pinheiros... In 2004, was the fastest swimmer in Brazil at the 15-16 age group... Won bronze at the 2004 FINA World Short Course Championships swimming leadoff leg of Brazilian 400 free relay team... Competed at the 2005 FINA World Cup in Russia... Is the South American record holder in the 50m free, 100m free, 400m free relay and 400m medley relay... Is the Brazilian national champion in the 50m free, 100m free and 50m fly.
Full name is Cesar Augusto Cielo Filho... Parents are Cesar and Flaria Cielo... Has one sister, Fernanda (15)... Majoring in international business.