15-Year-Old Kauã Santos Carvalho Shatters Brazilian Age Record With 1:02.25 100 Breast

2023 Brazilian Youth Summer Championships

Brazil has found its next elite male breaststroker.

On the opening day of the Brazilian Youth Summer Championships in Sao Paulo, Kauã Santos Carvalho shattered his two-month-old national record for 15-year-old boys in the 100 breaststroke (LCM), putting up a blistering time of 1:02.25 in the prelims.

Carvalho’s swim marked the fourth time he’s lowered the record in the last six months, a remarkable achievement given that the previous mark had stood for nearly a decade.

In June, Carvalho put up a time of 1:03.93 to break the previous record of 1:04.64, set by Eduardo Fonseca Amaral in November 2013.

Carvalho followed up by clocking 1:03.60 a few weeks later, and then brought the record down to 1:03.07 in October before his swim on Tuesday.

Brazilian 15-Year-Old Record Progression, Boys’ 100 Breaststroke (LCM)

  • 1:04.64, Eduardo Fonseca Amaral – November 20, 2013
  • 1:03.93, Kaua Santos Carvalho – June 10, 2023
  • 1:03.60, Kaua Santos Carvalho – June 27, 2023
  • 1:03.07, Kaua Santos Carvalho – October 10, 2023
  • 1:02.25, Kaua Santos Carvalho – December 5, 2023

In Tuesday’s final, the SESI SP product went 1:02 once again, this time touching in 1:02.53 for the victory.

Split Comparison

Carvalho, October 2023 Carvalho, December 2023 (prelims) Carvalho, December 2023 (final)
29.94 29.99 30.08
1:03.07 (33.13) 1:02.25 (32.26) 1:02.53 (32.45)

Just last month, Carvalho was making inroads in the Brazilian record books in short course meters, setting a pair of age records in the 100 breast (1:00.13) and 200 breast (2:13.17) at the São Paulo Youth Summer Championship in Americana.

Carvalho’s performance ranks 10th per USA Swimming’s database (including international swimmers) among 15-year-olds all-time, with American Reece Whitley holding the top time at 1:01.00.

Carvalho is entered to swim the 50 free, 100 free, 200 breast and 200 IM later in the meet.

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