2x NCAA D2 All-American Raphael Paiva Transfers from Carson-Newman to TCU

Sao Paulo, Brazil native Raphael Paiva has introduced his intention to switch to Texas Christian College for his last two years of NCAA eligibility, starting within the fall of 2021.

Paiva will switch from NCAA Division II’s Carson Newman, whom he joined mid-season within the 2019-20 college yr. His first meet for the Eagles was a tri-meet with Savannah Faculty of Artwork and Design and Emmanuel Faculty in February 2020. He took second within the 100 free (45.85) and third within the 200 free (1:40.97) in his debut. On the 2020 BMC Championships he positioned seventh within the 50 free (20.36), sixth within the 100 free (45.15), ninth within the 200 free (1:38.69), and seventh within the 100 breast (55.94). He additionally contributed splits of 19.97, 44.31, and 1:38.06.

This season at convention, he gained the 200 free (1:35.71), tied for third within the 50 free, (19.96 in prelims), positioned third within the 100 free (43.62) and the 100 breast (55.07), and anchored the free relays in 19.23/42.39/1:38.41. He then went on to swim at NCAA Division II Championships and positioned third within the 200 free (1:36.11) and 4th within the 100 free (43.27).

Finest SCY occasions:

  • 50 free – 19.90
  • 100 free – 43.27
  • 200 free – 1:35.71
  • 100 breast – 55.07
  • 200 IM – 1:53.55

Paiva will be a part of the TCU roster concurrently incoming freshmen Jake Litchfield, Luke DiMiceli, and Phillip Endom.


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