José Carlos Souza

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José Carlos Souza
Personal information
Full nameJosé Carlos Souza Júnior
National team Brazil
Born (1971-07-13) July 13, 1971 (age 47)
São Paulo, Brazil
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
StrokesButterfly, freestyle, medley
ClubEsporte Clube Pinheiros, UT, Bolles Sharks
College teamUniversity of Tennessee

José Carlos Souza Júnior (born July 13, 1971) is a former international swimmer from Brazil, who participated at the 1992 Summer Olympics for his native country.[1] In 1987, he went to live in the United States, he studied Business Administration at the University of Tennessee.

At the 1991 World Aquatics Championships, he finished 25th in the 100-metre butterfly, and 30th in the 200-metre individual medley.[2]

José Carlos was at the 1991 Pan American Games in Havana, where he finished 7th in the 200-metre individual medley, and 8th in the 50-metre freestyle.[3]

At the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, his best result was the sixth place in the men's 4×100-metre freestyle, he also finished 12th in the 100-metre butterfly, and 30th in the 200-metre individual medley.[4]

In 1993 he broke two World Records on short course. On July 7, the Brazil team, composed of Fernando Scherer, Teofilo Ferreira, José Carlos Souza and Gustavo Borges broke the world record in 4×100-metre freestyle with a time of 3:13.97, which belonged to Sweden since March 19, 1989: 3:14.00. On December 5, Brazil again beat the record, with the same team, doing 3:12.11.[5] [6] This mark was achieved in the 1993 FINA World Swimming Championships, where he won gold in the 4×100-metre freestyle, and bronze in the 4×200-metre freestyle (breaking the South American record with a time of 7:09.38).[7][8] He also finished 5th in the 4×100-metre medley, along with Maurício Menezes, Gustavo Borges and Rogério Romero, and 15th in the 100-metre butterfly.

In 1993, he was the South American record holder in the 50-metre and 100-metre butterfly, and in the 200-metre individual medley.

He won the Bronze medal in the 1992 NCAA Championships-1993 Indianapolis, in the 100-metre butterfly. Won the gold medal in the 1992 SEC Championships-1992 Fayetville, in the 100-metre butterfly. Brasil National Champion multiple times in 50-metre freestyle, 100-metre freestyle, 100-metre butterfly, 200-metre butterfly, 200-metre individual medley.


  1. ^ "Sports Reference Profile". Sports Reference. 2013. Retrieved April 23, 2013.
  2. ^ "Results at 1991 Perth" (PDF). USA Swimming. 2013. Retrieved April 23, 2013.
  3. ^ "Results at 1991 Pan Am Games in Havana" (PDF). USA Swimming. 2013. Retrieved April 23, 2013.
  4. ^ "Sports Reference Profile". Sports Reference. 2013. Retrieved April 23, 2013.
  5. ^ "History of Gustavo Borges". Gustavo Borges-Official Site (in Portuguese). 2012. Retrieved April 23, 2013.
  6. ^ "Cielo is the 13th Brazilian world record holder". Globoesporte (in Portuguese). July 30, 2009. Retrieved April 23, 2013.
  7. ^ "Brazil in the World Championships". CBDA (in Portuguese). March 26, 2006. Archived from the original on April 22, 2013. Retrieved April 23, 2013.
  8. ^ HistoFINA, Volumes IIIa (2008 ed) Archived April 27, 2015, at the Wayback Machine and IIIb (ed 2008) Archived July 9, 2015, at the Wayback Machine. ("HistoFINA" is the story of FINA. Volume III is about the World Short Course Swimming, part "a" has the statistics and the male part "b" of the female.