Lisbon native, Carlos Almeida, a senior at the University of Louisville (Kentucky) won Saturday, March 24, the preliminary rounds of Men’s 200 yard breaststroke on 3rd day of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Division 1 Championship Meet, at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Seattle, WA.
Almeida, 23, a member of Portugal’s 2012 Olympic team, became the first University of Louisville men’s swimmer to win a national title. Remaining significantly ahead of his competitors, he finished with the timing of 1 minute and 52.82 seconds.
On December 2011, the University of Louisville senior qualified for the 2012 London Olympics by finishing seventh in 1:01.44 in the 100-meter breaststroke at the AT&T Winter National Championships at Georgia Tech.
In 2011, Almeida broke the Portuguese national record for the 100-meter breaststroke in the first day of competition in the 14th FINA World Swimming Championship in Shanghai, China, at the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center.
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