Nimrod Shapira Bar-Or
Owner & Team Leader
Nimrod (Nim) is a 2-time Olympian swimmer for Israel, who raced in the 2008 & 2012 Olympic Games. Nim has been a member of the National Team of Israel since the age of 15. He has competed at all international levels including the Maccabiah Games, European Championships, World Championships, and the Olympics.
Nim started swimming at the age of 11. He was introduced to the sport after using the pool for physical therapy for a knee injury in 2000. During his rehabilitaion, he discovered his passion for swimming.
Here are some of his career highlights:
2-time Olympian: 2008 Beijing – semi finals and placed 15th in the 200 free. 2012 London - 200 free
2014 - Israeli Champion LCM - 100 fly, 100 free, 50 fly.
2008-2013 - University of Arizona swim team - 12 times All America.
2013 - NCAA Div. I champion (Minneapolis USA) – 400 M.R. (University of Arizona).
2012 - Maccabiah Games Silver Medalist – 100 free (2nd after Jason Lezak).
2008 - Pac 12 Champion – 4*200 free relay.
2007 - Florida State 1A Championships (Bolles school) -- Won the 200 yard freestyle (1:38.37).
2007 - 17&18 boy LCM swimmer of the year - Florida swimming.
2007 - 34th European Junior Championships, Antwerp Begium - 1 silver + 1 bronze 200 back, 400 free.
2006 - Named Times-Union Florida, All-First Coast Swimmer of the Year.
2005 - Junior Olympics, Italy Silver & 2 Bronze Medalist – 200 free, 400 free, 100 free.
Israeli Record holder 2 events LCM – 100 free (48.9), 200 free (1.47.74).
Holds 20 Israeli age group records.
Fun Fact: In addition to swimming, Nim also loves cooking and going on fishing trips!