Brazil Reveals 30-Strong World Championship Roster

2022 Brazil Trophy

  • 2022 Brazil Trophy
  • Maria Lenk Aquatic Park, Rio de Janeiro 
  • 50 meters
  • April 4 – April 9
  • Results 

The CBDA, the governing body for aquatics in Brazil, has released the Brazilian roster for the World Championships in June. 30 athletes–19 men and 11 women–were named to the team. 

  • See all released rosters for the 2022 FINA World Championships as they are released here.

Tokyo bronze medalists Fernando Scheffer (200 FR) and Bruno Fratus (50 FR) headline the men’s team. Scheffer added the 400 free to his Worlds lineup by finishing second to Guilherme Costa and hitting the FINA ‘A’ standard. Costa is also slated to race the 800 free, after making the Tokyo final. 

Twelve other Tokyo Olympians also qualified for the Worlds team. The other Brazilian individual event finalist at the Games was Leonardo de Deus in the 200 fly. The men also made the final in the 4×100 and 4×200 freestyle relays.

Besides Fratus, Nicholas Santos and Joāo Gomes Jr. have previously medaled at World Championships. They both earned silver medals in 2017 and bronze in 2019, in the 50 fly and 50 breast respectively. At the Brazil Trophy, the country’s qualifying meet, Gomes Jr. threw down a 26.62 to lower his world-leading time in the 50 breast. 

Two of the big names not on the team are Felipe Lima and Etiene Medeiros. As previously reported, neither competed at the Brazil Trophy, forgoing the chance to qualify. Lima sat out due to the impending birth of his first child, and Medeiros because she is still recovering from the ACL surgery she underwent last September. Medeiros was the first Brazilian woman to win a gold medal at both long and short course World Championships. 

On the women’s side, Jhennifer Conceição set a new national record in the 100 breast at 1:07.12 to qualify for Worlds. Vivaine Jungblut qualified in both the 800 and 1500 freestyles. 

Brazilian Roster for the 2022 World Championships 

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Tiago Pereira
7 months ago

Medeiros was the first Brazilian WOMAN to win a gold medal at both long and short course World Championships.

Olympian
Reply to  Tiago Pereira
7 months ago

Is Thiago… with an H… If you’re gonna use someone else’s name at least be respectful enough to let everybody know you’re not actual person.

Tiago Pereira
Reply to  Olympian
7 months ago

That’s the irony…had I used his actual name it would’ve been fake. I am an actual person otherwise how would I even post this? Lol Pereira is the eight most common last name in Brazil and there are quite a few other swim fans named Tiago Pereira..People are just too fast to judge nowadays jeez.

Dressel GOAT
Reply to  Olympian
7 months ago

Go sleep and focus on your swimming, instead of being a nitpicker.

Olympian
Reply to  Dressel GOAT
7 months ago

Im doing fairly well myself, don’t worry about it buddy 😉

Big Mac #1
7 months ago

Big

Jacob Whittle 46.90 in Paris
7 months ago

30? I’m sure I heard somewhere that USA were only allowed 26? How many do Fina allow

Mitch Dubey #1 Fan
Reply to  Jacob Whittle 46.90 in Paris
7 months ago

It’s 26 per gender, so Brazil is under the cap with 19 men and 11 women

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