Articles by Tomas Rodriguez

Argentina’s Julia Sebastian Shatters 200 Breaststroke South American Record

Sebastian lowered by .11 her own record of 2:21.31, which she broke Aug. 2018, while racing at that year’s edition of the Jose Finkel Trophy in Brazil.

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Spanish swimmer Paula Juste tests positive for COVID-19, altering group’s plans

Spanish swimmer Paula Juste, who trains with Fred Vergnoux’s group, tested yesterday positive for COVID-19, altering the group’s training program.

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Tokyo Olympic officials work on countermeasures to combat COVID-19 at the Games

Organizers have indicated they are unlikely to explain until early next year exactly how the Olympics can be held safely given the prompted scenarios.


Dominican Olympic Committee eyes creating ‘pods’ for Tokyo-qualified athletes

The DOC is contemplating the possibility of creating ‘pods’ in an effort to protect the nation’s Tokyo-qualified athletes from the threat posed by COVID-19.

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Despite Surge in COVID Cases, Spanish Distance Group Embarks on Training Camp

The camp is the first step toward a plan put in place by British swim coach Sean Kelly, RFEN’s new National Performance Director for the sport of swimming.

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Buenos Aires 2018 YOG pool reopens following six-month closure

The venue was slated to host this year’s Olympic-qualifier South American Championships, which wound up being canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak.


Odyssey Comes to a Close for Colombian Swimmers as Nation’s Pools Reopen

Colombian Swimming Federation (FECNA) president Jorge Soto sent out a tweet indicating his desire for the nation’s pools to reopen on Sept. 7.

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Mexico suspends all sanctioned swim meets until further notice

Mexico’s Swimming Federation has announced that all events sanctioned by the nation’s governing body for the sport will remain canceled until further notice.

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Five months later, Argentina’s Julia Sebastian resumes her training in Brazil

The Argentinian swimmer, who has already qualified for postponed Tokyo games, resumed her training at the Minas Tenis Club in Brazil.


LA 2028 Head Casey Wasserman Calls For Changes To Rule 50

“My view is pretty simple in that I don’t believe anti-racist speech is political speech,” Wasserman said in the statement.


Spanish Sports Council To Create Platform To Promote Safe Return To Competition

Amid a case surge, the nation’s Sports and Culture Minister held a meeting with representatives from various NGB’s to promote a safe return to competition.

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Special Report: The Latest On South American Pool Return

The compilation that initially contained five countries among which were Paraguay, Uruguay or Colombia has seen some additions.

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Spanish Swimmer Ramiro Tossone, 19, Dies After Breath-Holding Exercise

Tossone was a 200-meter butterfly specialist and had represented the Andalusian region during the 2016 Spanish national championships by autonomous regions.


Mexico: CONADE President Ana Guevara Under Investigation Over Alleged Extortion

Ana Guevara, president of the Mexican Sports Commission (CONADE), is accused of alleged extortion and faces charges along with two other CONADE officials.

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Two-Time U.S. National Champion Becca Mann To Publish New Novel

In an exclusive interview with SwimSwam, two-time U.S. national champion Becca Mann revealed what screenplay projects she has been working on.