Marco was born in Säo Paulo, Brazil, but raised in Coral Springs Florida where he swam for Swim Fort Lauderdale. He later swam for his high school University School of Nova Southeastern University where he was named MVP three times. Marco has continued his career at Duke where he trains distance free.
Marco swam for Swim Fort Lauderdale under Michael Loberg, Dana Holmquist and Dave Gilbson where he qualified for both Summer and Winter Junior Nationals.
Marco is a part of Pratt School of Engineering where he plans to major in Biomedical Engineering.