Tiago Asakawa
Tiago Asakawa
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Sumaré, Brazil
High School: Colegio Avanco
Position: Sprint Free


  • Three-time finalist at the America East Championships.
  • Earned silver in the 50 free (20.19) and bronze in the 100 free (45.70), setting personal bests in each event.
  • Also finished fifth in the 100 fly with a time of 50.40.
  • Helped the men’s 200 medley relay team break the school and conference record in a time of 1:27.41.
  • At East Carolina, finished fourth in the 50 free with a time of 21.41; placed sixth in the 100 fly with a time of 52.28.
  • Was a member of the 200 free relay team that reset the UMBC pool record (1:23.43) against Howard.
  • Set another pool record with the 200 medley relay team in a time of 1:30.40 against VMI.
  • At the Patriot Invitational, finished fifth in the 50 free (20.79), seventh in the 100 free (46.30), and 13th in the 100 fly (50.53).
  • Against Towson, finished second in the 50 free with a time of 21.18 and third in the 100 fly with a time of 51.83.
  • In his collegiate debut, finished first in the 50 free against Delaware and Johns Hopkins with a time of 20.75.
  • Named America East Male Swimmer of the Week on October 10.


  • Posted a personal best time in the 50 free (23.31) at the Maria Lenk Tournament in 2017
  • Also posted a personal best in the 50 fly (25.12)
  • Brazilian National Champion in the 50 free (23.97) in 2014


  • Son of Helio and Lilian Asakawa
  • Has one brother, Felipe
  • Plans to study Business Technology Administration