Brazilian competitive swimmer who is known for having appeared in multiple Olympic games including in 1996, 2000, and 2004. He later retired and went on to run and teach at his own swim school in Sao Paulo.
He studied at the University of Michigan where he swam for the schools team and earned his degree in Economics. His first medal was in silver when he won the 100 meter freestyle event at the 1992 Olympics.
He is known for having at once been the second-most Olympic medals of any Brazilian athlete with a total of four.
He was born in Ribeirao Preto but later grew up in Ituverava.
He is known for having won three Olympic medals in the 1996 games, a record that was also achieved by Torben Grael in the same games.