Felipe Lima is a competitive swimmer who represents Brazil internationally. Swimming in his first world championships (scm) in 2006, Lima has been a breaststroking force for over a decade, representing Brazil at a myriad of international competitions across the world.
2007 Pan American Games
Lima Swam at his first Pan American games for Brazil in 2007, which happened to be in Rio de Janeiro, helping Brazil to a silver medal in the 4×100 medley relay.
2011 Pan American Games
At his next Pan Ams, Lima upped the ante, winning a silver medal individually in the 100 breast and helping Brazil to a gold in the 4×100 medley relay.
2012 Olympic Games
In 2012, Lima qualified for his first Olympics in the 100 breaststroke. In London, he qualified for semi finals and placed 13th overall in the 100 breast.
2013 World Championships
At his 3rd long course world championships, Lima won a bronze medal in the 100 breast, going a personal best of 59.65 to touch 3rd overall.
2015 Pan American Games
At the 2015 Pan Ams, Lima not only repeated as the defending 100 breast silver medalist, but also helped Brazil repeat as defending champs in the 4×100 medley relay.
2016 Short Course World Championships
In Windsor, Lima added to his international medal count, scoring bronze in the 50 breast and silver in the mixed 4×50 mixed medley relay.
2018 Short Course World Championships
In Hangzhou, Lima defended his bronze medal in the 50 breast, and earned another bronze to go with it in the 4×50 medley relay.
2019 Mare Nostrum Series
During the first stop of the Mare Nostrum Series in Monaco, Lima participated in the 50 Breast Super Sprint races, in which there were 5 different 50’s over the course of the 2 day meet. In the final, when there were just 2 participants left, Lima, at age 34, registered a 26.33 50 Breast, which broke the Brazilian and South American records.
2019 World Championships
Lima followed up his performance in the 50 breast earlier in the summer with a silver medal at the 2019 Worlds, touching for 2nd at 26.66. This marked Lima’s highest finish at a World Championships ever. Lima also swam the 100 breast earlier in the meet, but didn’t make it to the final heat.