Rodrigo Correia
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Rodrigo Correia

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Year Junior
Height 6-3
Hometown Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Last School Colegio Metodista Izabela Hendrix
Rodrigo Correia

Biography

2016-17 NCAA Championships participant
2016-17 ACC Swimmer of the Week by CollegeSwimming.com (Oct. 25, 2016)

2017-18 (Junior): Versatile swimmer that competed for the Yellow Jackets in a number of events including the 50, 100, 200 and 1000 free, the 100 and 200 back, the 200 IM, the 100 fly and on multiple relays … Recorded 18 NCAA B qualifying times over five events – 100 free, 200 free, 100 back, 200 back and 200 IM … Set new career-best times on the season in the 1000 free (9:44.31), the 200 back (1:43.00), which ranks third all-time in Tech history, and the 100 fly (49.19) … Swam the lead leg of the 800 free relay team that set a school record with a time of 6:22.44 at the 2018 ACC Championships … Posted the fastest time for the Jackets on the year in both the 100 free (43.25) and the 100 back (46.50) … Also turned in the second-best time on the team for the season in the 50 free (19.97), 200 free (1:35.59), 200 back (1:43.00) and 200 IM (1:46.13) … Had the fourth-fastest time for Tech in the 1000 free (9:44.31) and fifth-best mark in the 100 fly (49.19) … Also swam the lead leg on Tech’s fastest relay times in the 400 free relay (2:54.83), 800 free relay (6:22.44), 200 medley relay (1:25.81) and the 400 medley relay (3:10.20) … Totaled 20 top-five individual finishes, highlighted by 11 first-place finishes … Picked up a pair of wins in the 100 free (44.49) and 100 back (48.20) events in the season-opening meet versus Pittsburgh … Touched the wall first in the 100 back (48.28) at Notre Dame and in the 200 free (1:38.30) at Northwestern … Earned wins with first-place finishes in both the 100 back (47.88) and 200 back (1:46.56) in the dual meet against Delta State … Turned in a first-place finish in the 100 free (44.43) at nationally ranked Georgia and in both the 100 back (49.28) and 200 back (1:48.06) events at South Carolina … Recorded two first-place finishes in the 100 free (44.66) and 200 free (1:37.48) in the dual meet at home against Emory … Registered a runner-up finish in the 100 fly (49.19) at Northwestern, in the 100 back (48.11) at Georgia, in the 1000 free (9:44.31) at SCAD and in the 200 free (1:35.59) at the American Short Course Championships … Placed third in the 100 free (44.85) at Notre Dame … Also finished third overall in both the 100 back (46.62) and 200 back (1:43.00) at the Georgia Tech Invitational … Recorded a third-place showing in both the 50 free (21.05) and 200 back (1:52.75) at SCAD … Also finished 12th overall in the 200 IM (1:47.30) at the GT Invite  … Finished 12th overall in the 100 back (46.97), 18th in the 100 free (43.45) and 19th in the 200 IM (1:46.41) at the 2018 ACC Championships … 2018 team co-captain … A member of the team’s Leadership Council.

2016-17 (Sophomore): Turned in a record setting year in his first full year on The Flats … Qualified and participated for the Jackets at the 2017 NCAA Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships, finishing 29th in the 100 back (46.87) and placing 34th overall in both the 100 free (43.40) and 200 IM (1:45.66) … Set new Tech school records in the 200 free (1:34.18) and 100 back (45.65) … Also swam the first leg on both the 200 medley relay (1:25.76) and 400 medley relay (3:07.86) record setting units … Posted the top-Tech times on the season in the 50 free (19.88), 100 free (43.23) and 200 IM (1:45.66) … Also was a part of the fastest 400 free relay (2:55.54) and 800 free relay (6:26.80) times on the year for the Yellow Jackets … Set new career-best marks in the 50 free (19.88), 100 free (43.23), 200 free (1:34.18), 500 free (4:35.73), 100 back (45.65), 200 back (1:48.26) and 200 IM (1:45.66) … Totaled 20 top-10 individual finishes on the year … Recorded 10 first-place finishes on the season … Touched the wall in first-place in both the 100 free (44.73) and 200 free (1:38.04) at the double-dual meet with BC and Pitt … Earned four first-place wins in the dual meet versus Notre Dame in the 100 free (44.51), 200 free (1:37.53), 100 back (48.97) and 200 IM (1:48.05) … Also had a pair of wins in the dual meet against Georgia in the 100 free (44.14) and 200 free (1:37.42) … Took first-place in the 200 free (1:38.33) at the tri-meet with Cincinnati and FAU and in the 100 free (44.31) versus both SCAD and Florida State … A member of the 400 medley relay team that took third-place overall at the 2017 ACC Championships … Also finished sixth in the 200 free (1:34.18), 13th in the 100 free (43.23) and 17th in the 50 free (19.88) at the ACC Championships … Finished the season ranked in the top-10 in the ACC in both the 100 back (fifth) with a time of 45.65 and in the 200 free (tied for eighth) with his time of 1:34.18 … Named a team co-captain.

2015-16 (Freshman): Joined the team during winter training and made an immediate impact both in and out of the water … Took no time rewriting the books at Tech, cementing himself firmly into the all-time top-10 lists in nine events in his first two months at Tech … Won the B-final at the 2016 ACC Championships in the 100 back with a time of 47.13, a new school record … Won the B-final of the 100 free at the ACC Championships in a time of 43.55 … A member of four relays at the ACC Championships, including the 800 free relay, 200 free relay, 400 medley relay and 400 free relay … Turned in a career-best time of 43.35 in the 100 free at the GT Qualifier, which was good enough to secure a third-place spot on the all-time list for the Yellow Jackets … Had the fastest 200 free time of the season at the GT Qualifier at 1:34.85, placing him third in Tech history … Ranked third among the Jackets in the 50 free with a career-best time of 20.29 at the ACC Championships.

Personal: Full name is Rodrigo Quadros Correia … Attended Colegio Metodista Izabela Hendrix in Brazil … Majoring in business administration.

 

Correia’s Career Top Times (through 4/1/18)
EVENT TIME MEET
50 Free 19.88 2017 ACC Championships
100 Free 43.23 2017 ACC Championships
200 Free 1:34.18 2017 ACC Championships
500 Free 4:35.73 vs. Cincinnati & FAU (12/19/16)
1000 Free 9:44.31 at SCAD (1/6/18)
50 Back 21.13 (s) 2017 ACC Championships
100 Back 45.65 (s) 2017 ACC Championships
200 Back 1:43.00 2017 Georgia Tech Invitational
200 IM 1:45.66 2017 NCAA Men’s Championships
100 Fly 49.19 at Northwestern (10/21/17)
* relay split (s)