My name is Bruno Fratus, and I’m a professional swimmer from Brazil. Before becoming an Olympian, I started just like any other “hyperactive” kid, trying pretty much every single sport out there – from soccer to surf. But somehow, swimming was the sport I was best at. It didn’t take too long for me to fall in love with it and develop a highly competitive instinct.
Racing during my high school years was a lot of fun. As I was becoming a stronger athlete, I was also learning values such as commitment, team work and discipline. The sport of swimming made me who I am today.
So in 2007, at the age of 17, it all started to get more serious. I moved from my home town to pursue the dream of becoming a professional athlete and Olympian. A few years and yards later, between struggle and success, I was blessed to participate in two Olympic Games: London 2012 and Rio 2016. I’m now honored to support NOW as I focus on my next feat, the 2020 Games.
NOW products have played a key role in my training routine, and now as an Ambassador, I’m excited to train harder and race even faster!
2019 US Open, 50 Meter Freestyle, First Place
2018 Brazilian National Championships, 50-Meter Freestyle, First Place (now ranked 2nd in the World)
2017 Brazilian National Championships, 50-Meter Freestyle, First Place (now ranked 5th in the World)
2016 Olympic Games (Rio) - 6th 50-Meter Freestyle
2015 World Championship - 3rd 50-Meter Freestyle
2015 World Cup - 2 Golds
2012 Olympic Games (London) - 4th 50-Meter Freestyle
2011 and 2015 Pan American Games - 3 Golds, 2 Silvers and Record Holder
South American Champion
Brazil National Champion