Luiz Lima

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Luiz Eduardo Carneiro da Silva de Souza Lima (born 10 December 1977 in Rio de Janeiro) is a long-distance freestyle swimmer from Brazil. He competed at two consecutive Olympics (1996 Atlanta Olympics and 2000 Sydney Olympics). He won the gold medal in the 400m and 1500m freestyle at the 1997 Universiade in Catania and a gold medal in the 400m freestyle in the 1999 Pan American Games. He also silver medals in the 1995 Pan American Games in 1995 in Mar del Plata in the 400m and 1500m freestyles, and at the 1995 Universiade in Fukuoka in the 800m and 1500m freestyles and at the 1997 Universiade in Catania in the 800m freestyle.

He also completed an unprecedented 35 km solo ocean swim between Leme and Pontal in 2008 where he was crowned King of the Sea. He has also won the popular and competitive Travessia dos Fortes and the 2013 Por La Libre (El Cruce) in Cancun, Mexico. He currently coaches hundreds of open water swimmers on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro and helps organizes the King and Queen of the Sea (Desafio Rei e Rainha do Mar.


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