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Claudio Ulrich
  • (2000-04)
  • Backstroke
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Career Best Times:
Long Course (Meters)

100 Back - 59.64
200 Back - 2:07.35
200 IM - 2:10.26

Short Course (Yards)
100 Back - 48.64 (SEC Championships, 2003)
200 Back - 1:45.18 (SEC Championships, 2003)
200 IM - 1:50.20 (SEC Championships, 2003)

UF All-Time Rankings (at end of 2003-04 season): Eighth in 200 back (1:45.18) ... 10th in 100 back (48.64).

National/International Competition: Competed in 2004 U.S. Spring Nationals ... Finished 58th in 100-meter back (1:01.13) ... Swam a career-best time of 1:54.5 in the 200 IM in the 2002 Florida Senior Championships ... Finished seventh in the 200 back at the 2002 Brazilian Nationals ... At the same championships, placed eighth in the 100 back.

At Florida:
2003-04:
Earned All-SEC honors ... Finished eighth in 200 back (1:47.34) and ninth in 100 back (48.89) at SEC Championships ... Also 27th in 200 IM (1:52.45) ... Second in 200 back (1:51.90) at Tennessee (1/31/04) ... Fourth as part of 400-meter MR team (4:04.00) and fifth in 200-meter IM (2:16.58) vs. Alabama (1/24/04) ... Third as member of 400-meter MR team (3:55.73) and seventh in 200-meter back (2:12.19) vs. Auburn (1/23/04) ... Third in 200 back (1:53.07) and second as member of 200 MR team (1:34.12) at TCU (1/17/04) ... Fifth in 100 back (51.95) and eighth in 200 back (1:54.26) at Texas A&M (1/15/04) ... Fifth in 200 back (1:55.82) and fourth as part of 400 MR team (3:31.97) vs. Kentucky (1/3/04) ... Swam in prelims in 100-meter back (59.85) and 200-meter back (2:10.94) at 2003 U.S. Open ... Second in 200 back (1:51.63) and as member of 200 MR team (1:34.13) at South Carolina ... Fourth as member of 400 MR team (3:25.01), sixth on 400 FR team (3:17.58) and was sixth in 200 back (1:51.48) at Georgia (11/11/03) ... Seventh in 100 free (48.28) vs. Florida State (11/11/03) ... Placed third as part of 400-meter FR team (3:38.48) and 400-meter MR team (4:00.36) and was fifth in 200-meter back (2;14.93) at Michigan (10/31/03) ... Third on 400 MR team (3:24.40), fourth on 400 FR team (3:10.82) and fifth in 200 back (1:53.31) at Minnesota (10/30/03) ... Member of third place 200 FR team (1:26.70) and placed fourth in 100 back (53.48) and eighth in 400 IM (4:13.01) at Florida Invitational (10/18/03).

2002-03: Two-time All-SEC performer ... Picked up a pair of seventh-place finishes at the SEC Championships in the 100 and 200 back ... Swam a time of 48.79 in the 100 back and 1:46.91 in the 200 back ... Placed third in the 200 back (1:53.31) and fourth in the 1,000 free against Florida Atlantic (2/8/03) ... Finished fifth as a participant in the 200 MR and sixth in the 200 back at Auburn (1/24/03) ... Picked up two second-place finishes in the 200 back (1:52.53) and as a member of the 400 MR (3:24.61) at SMU (1/16/03) ... Recorded two second-place finishes vs. South Carolina (11/15/02) in the 200 back (1:53.06) and as lead-off swimmer of the 400 MR team (3:29.32) ... Also swam a sixth-place time of (1:59.14) in the 200 IM against South Carolina ... Placed second as a member of the 400 MR team (3:28.23) and third in the 200 back (1:51.98) at Penn State (10/26/02) ... Clocked in at (1:52.75) for first place in the 200 back vs. Indian River CC (10/18/02).

2001-2002: Member of the 16th place 400-meter FR team that finished in 3:31.55 at the 2001 U.S. Open ... Placed fifth in the 100 back (54.17) and sixth in the 200 back (2:00.34) against Florida State (11/16/01) ... Swam the 100 free as an exhibition swimmer against Miami/Indian River CC (10/20/01) ... Swam the lead-off leg of the fifth place 400 MR team (3:32.60) and finished sixth in the 200 back against Georgia (10/12/01).

2000-2001: Was part of the fifth place 400 MR team that took on Tennessee (2/3/01) with a time of 3:29.48 ... Placed fourth in the 100 back at the Florida Atlantic/Indian River CC tri-meet (1/26/01) ... Was on the second place 200 FR team at TCU (1/20/01) ... Finished 10th in the 100 back at the Auburn/Arizona State tri-meet (1/6/01) with a time of 53.58 seconds.

Club: Member of the Praia Tenis Club ... Set state record in the 50 back ... Seventh-place finish for Team Brazil in the 200 back at the USA World Cup in 2000.

Personal: Born May 15, 1980 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ... Parents are Cloysio and Fatima Ulrich ... Has two older sisters, Patricia and Juliana ... Hobbies include playing soccer and relaxing with friends and family ... Future ambition is to own his own business ... Chose Florida because of its location, coaching staff and academics ... Major is business administration.


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