Gus Calado Event: Freestyle/Individual Medley/Butterfly
    Class: Junior
    Height: 5' 10"
    Hometown: Recife, Brazil
     
    photo SKINNER ON CALADO: "Gus could be an NCAA scorer in as many as five events. He has as good of a feel for the water as anyone I've ever coached. He's an incredibly gifted and tenacious swimmer."

    2004-05: Finished 21st at the NCAA Championships in the 200 fly ... Broke the school record with his fourth-place finish in the 200 back at the ACC Championships ... Placed fourth at the same meet in the 100 back ... Was on the third-place 800 freestyle relay team and the fourth-place 200 medley relay team at the ACCs ... Won the 100 butterfly, 400 and 800 free at the College of Charleston meet ... Won the 200 back and 200 fly at the Nike Cup ... Holds six Virginia Tech individual school records.

    2003-04: Participated in every meet ... Garnered seven top three finishes at the BIG EAST Championships, including four wins ... Placed 18th in 400 free at the NCAAs and 12th in the 200 fly ... Qualified for 2004 Short Course World Championships in the 400 free and 200 fly ... Fell just short of qualifying for the Brazilian Olympic team.

    HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Centro Educaional da Lago ... Was the 1999 and 2000 South America Games member of the National Team ... Placed second in the 200, 400 and 1,500 freestyle at both championships ... Was the YMCA national champion in the 200 freestyle in both 2002 and 2003 ... Trained in Roanoke for the past two years, setting a national record when he won the 200-meter butterfly at the YMCA Long Course Championships ... Trained with the Virginia Gators club team while taking classes at Virginia Western Community College.

    PERSONAL: Gustavo Marinho Calado was born January 12, 1984 in Recife, Brazil ... Son of José Lopes Calado ... Majoring in biology/pre-med.

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