24 Out Of 25 Brazilians Will Pull Pan Ams Double Duty; Cielo Lone Dissenter

The Brazilian Aquatics Federation (CBDA) has announced its roster for the 2015 Pan American Games, and the big news is that they will send most of their top swimmers for double duty upon the Pan Am Games in Toronto, Canada and the World Championships in Kazan, Russia.

While the Pan Am Games team is a bit expanded from Worlds, all but one of Brazil’s 25 swimmers nominated to Kazan will also be going to Toronto. That one exception is Cesar Cielo, the 28-year old sprinter who is the defending World Champion in both the 50 free and 50 fly. Cielo had swum in each of the last two Pan Am Games, winning 7 gold medals and 1 silver medal in total, but in both cases the Pan Am Games were held after the World Championships by at least three months. In 2007, the Australian-based World Championships were held in March as compared to a July Pan Am Games; while in 2011, Worlds were in July with the Pan Am Games in October.

This year, however, the conflict is direct and significant. So significant, in fact, that FINA moved their championship back a week to avoid an actual overlap with the two meets. Now, swimmers will have around a week to travel the 5,000 miles from Toronto to Kazan, with any stop back home in Brazil unlikely.

Among the swimmers who will focus specifically on this meet is veteran Kaio Almeida. The former World Record holder in the 50 and 200 fly in short course meters failed to make the time for Worlds, but will seek to add to his 8-medal strong Pan Ams resume.

Two swimmers, Gabrielle Roncatto and Brandonn Almeida, will also swim both the Pan Am Games and the Junior World Championships that run from August 25th-30th in Singapore.

See the full Brazilian rosters below. A (W) indicates that the swimmer is also on the Worlds team, a (JW) indicates that a swimmer is also on the Junior Worlds team.

JOGOS PAN-AMERICANOS 2015 – TORONTO / CANADÁ

FEMININO

Name Team
BEATRIZ AZZOLINI TRAVALON ECP/SP/SP
BRUNA VERONEZ PRIMATI SESI/SP
CAROLINA BILICH QUEIROZ MTC/MG
DAIANE BECKER DE OLIVEIRA MTC/MG
DAIENE MARÇAL DIAS (W) MTC/MG
DAYNARA L F DE PAULA (W) SESI/SP
ETIENE PIRES DE MEDEIROS (W) SESI/SP
GABRIELLE G RONCATTO (JW) ECP/SP
GRACIELE HERRMANN (W) GNU/RS
JESSICA DE B CAVALHEIRO (W) SESI/SP
JHENNIFER A DA CONCEIÇÃO (W) CRF/RJ
JOANNA A MARANHÃO B MELO (W) ECP/SP
LARISSA M DE OLIVEIRA (W) ECP/SP
MANUELLA DUARTE LYRIO (W) ECP/SP
NATALIA DE LUCCAS SCCP/SP
PAMELA ALENCAR DE SOUZA SCCP/SP
LUIZA PADOVAN VIEIRA GFC/SP

MASCULINO: 

ARTHURFRANKILNMENDESFILHOSCCP/SP

Name Team
BRANDONN PIERRY C DE ALMEIDA (JW) SCCP/SP
BRUNO GIUSEPPE FRATUS (W) ECP/SP
FELIPE ALVES FRANÇA DA SILVA (W) SCCP/SP
FELIPE FERREIRA LIMA (W) MTC/MG
GUILHERME AUGUSTO GUIDO (W) ECP/SP
HENRIQUE C RODRIGUES (W) ECP/SP
JOÃO BEVILAQUA DE LUCCA (W) ECP/SP
KAIO MARCIO F DE ALMEIDA MTC/MG
LEONARDO GOMES DE DEUS (W) SCCP/SP
LUCAS DA CRUZ KANIESKI MTC/MG
LUIZ ALTAMIR LOPES MELO (W) CRF/RJ
MARCELO CHIERIGHINI (W) ECP/SP
MATHEUS PAULO DE SANTANA (W) UNISANTA/SP
NICHOLAS ARAÚJO DIAS SANTOS (W) UNISANTA/SP
NICOLAS NILO CESAR DE OLIVEIRA (W) MTC/MG
THIAGO M V PEREIRA (W) MTC/MG
THIAGO TEIXEIRA SIMON (W) SCCP/SP

COMISSÃO TÉCNICA

Name Role
RICARDO DE MOURA CHEFE DE DELEGAÇÃO/CBDA
ALBERTO PINTO DA SILVA COORD. TÉCNICO MASCULINO/CBDA
FERNANDO ANTÔNIO VANZELLA COORD. TÉCNICO FEMNINO/CBDA
ANDRÉ LUIS SIMÕES FERREIRA TÉCNICO ECP/SP
CARLOS HENRIQUE C. MATHEUS TÉCNICO SCCP/SP
MÁRCIO ANTÔNIO LATUF TÉCNICO UNISANTA/SP
SCOTT VOLKERS TÉCNICO MTC/MG
SÉRGIO ONHA MARQUES TÉCNICO SCCP/SP
PAULO CÉZAR MARINHO BIOMECÂNICO/CBDA
GUSTAVO DAMÁSIO MAGLIOCCA MÉDICO/CBDA
NATAN ALVES FERREIRA DA CUNHA FISIOTERAPEUTA/CBDA

 

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TheTroubleWithX

Slightly off topic, but this just reminded me that Feigen, McLean, and Weiss are swimming individual evened at PanAms, but relays at Worlds. Normally, this wouldn’t be a huge deal, as the US would have the depth to deal with it. But this year, they probably need Feigen and McLean, and possibly Weiss, to peak at Worlds to help the relays, especially since they’ll be lacking Phelps. It’ll be interesting to see how they manage their taper.

Markster

I think Cielo is the only man in the world who could potentially take out Manadou. Im glad he isn’t swimming pan ams. One of those two titans will hit 21.2 this year.

The problem with Cielo is his start:There is a lack of power outside the blocks easy to see.I can see a clearly deficit of (at least) 0.2s in the first 15 meters comparing with his 2010 start.That s a lot to take when we know how good at start Manaudou is it.In 2013, Cielo won in 21.32 with only 5.28 in the first 15 meters(if I am not mistaken, he made 5.11 in 2011, and he was faster in 2010). He will need to best that to take Florent down.

formerlonghorn

WADA may take them down too. Seems to be happening a lot lately

sven

Almeida is no longer the WR holder in the SCM 200 fly. Unless it’s just taken FINA a long time to ratify Le Clos’ record.

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