HIGH POINT, N.C. – Emmanuel College's Rafael Mendes has been named the Conference Carolinas Men's Swimmer of the Week for meets swam during the week of Oct. 15-21, the Conference announced today. This marks his first POTW award and the second for Emmanuel this season.
A senior from Londrina, Brazil, Mendes collected four five first-place victories and helped the Lions improve to 5-0 in dual meets this season.
Against Berry, Mendes would win the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 46.97, while also winning the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 52.49. He would then lead the Lions to a pair of wins in the 200-yard medley relay (1:36.54) and the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:27.75).
Also nominated for Men's Swimmer of the Week: