Alex Lim
Alex Lim

Player Profile

Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia

High School:
The Bolles School

Height / Weight:
5-7 / 160




JUNIOR IN 2002-03: Set a new Cal school record in the 200 back (1:42.70) with a sixth-place finish at the 2003 NCAA Championships turned in a third-place finish in the 100 back (46.59) at the national championship meet and also scored points for the Bears by finishing sixth in the 100 fly (47.45) in the consolation final also helped Cal to fourth and fifth place finishes in the 400 (3:08.68) and 200 medley (1:26.10) relays at the NCAAs...scored points for the Bears at the Pac-10 Championships, placing fourth in both the 100 back (47.26) and 200 back (1:43.80) helped Cal's 200 medley relay (backstroke leg) to a second-place finish at the conference meet...posted the team's top times in the 100 (46.41) and 200 back (1:42.70), and 200 fly (1:45.96) his 200 fly time was the fifth-best all-time Cal mark earned the Cal Coaches Award.

SOPHOMORE IN 2001-02: Earned All-America honors after placing second in the 100 back (46.05) and eighth in the 200 back (1:44.27), and helped the 200 medley relay team (1:26.02) to a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Championships...notched a third-place finish in the 100 back (46.99), a fourth place finish in the 200 back (1:42.81) and a fifth-place finish in the 100 fly (47.56) a the Pac-10 Championships...helped the 200 medley relay (backstroke leg) and 400 medley relay (backstroke leg) teams to runner-up results at the league championships...set a new Cal record in the 100 back (46.05)...helped set new Bear records in the 200 medley relay (1:26.02) and 400 medley relay (3:09.65)...holds Cal's all-time Top 10 times in several events, including the second-best time in the 200 back (1:42.85), fifth best in the 100 fly (47.42) and sixth best in the 200 fly (1:46.11).

FRESHMAN IN 2000-01: Qualified for the NCAAs in the 100 back, 200 back and 100 fly...earned All-America honors as a member of the Bears' 200 and 400 medley relay teams (butterfly leg) that placed sixth at the NCAA Championships...was also a member of Cal's 200 medley relay that established a then-school record (1:27.04) in the NCAA prelims...placed ninth at the NCAA meet in the 200 back...placed second in the 100 back, sixth in the 200 back and eighth in the 100 fly at the Pac-10 Championships...swam the backstroke legs on the Bears' 200 and 400 medley relays that placed second at the Pac-10 meet...swam backstroke on Cal's 400 medley relay that established a new Spieker Aquatics Complex record Feb. 3 versus USC.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2000 graduate of The Bolles School,,mwas coached by former Cal swimmer Larry Shofe (1972, '74) and was twice named National High School Swimmer of the Year in Swimming World...set the national high school record in the 100 back with a time of 46.82 and also set a Florida state record with a time of 47.64 in the 100 fly...became the first high school swimmer to crack 47 seconds in the 100 back and his time of 46.82 in the 100 back was also better than the winning time of 47.12 at the 1999 NCAA the 1998 Asian Games in Bangkok, Thailand, captured the 100m back, erasing the Asian Games record by a half second with a time of 55.53...his victory brought Malaysia its first-ever Asian Games swimming gold medal...represented Malaysia at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, competing in the 100m backstroke.

PERSONAL: Undeclared major...parents are Lim Chang Kiong and Chong Sze Choon...born August 29, 1980 in Sandakan, State of Sabah, Malaysia.

100 Back	46.05
200 Back	1:42.85
100 Fly 47.42

Why did you decide to come to Cal?
"I chose Cal because it is the best university in the world, and because the guys on the team get along with each other really well."

What do you plan to accomplish and achieve while at Cal?
"I plan to get a Cal degree and to maximize my potential in swimming."

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