Brazil Sets Roster For South American Championships

The CBDA, the Brazilian Confederation of Aquatic Sports, has set its team for the South American Swimming Championships, which will take place March 28th through April 4th in Asuncion, Paraguay.

Notably, 11 of Brazil’s top swimmers, Bruno Fratus, Daniel Orzechowski, Felipe Lima, Joao Gomes, Luiz Arapiraca, Matheus Santana, Nicholas Santos, Thiago Simon, Ana Carvalho, Jhennifer Conception, and Maria Paula Heitmann declined their invitation to compete, while Cesar Cielo and Thiago Pereira made the decision not to compete earlier in the year.

Presumably, those athletes declined the offer in order to train and taper for the Maria Lenk Trophy, the second and final chance for Brazilian athletes to qualify for Olympic Trials. (Click here for a breakdown of the Brazilian swimmers who made, and didn’t make, Olympic cuts at the 2015 Brazilian Open.)

Among those still swimming at South American Championships are South American record-holder Manuella Lyrio, IM powerhouse and three-time Olympian Joanna Maranhao, sprint and backstroke phenom Etiene MedeirosSouth American record-holding backstroker Guilherme Guido, junior world record holder Brandonn Almeida, and top Brazilian breaststroker Felipe Franca.

The team still has until February 1st to accept or decline their invitations, so the start list is still a bit flexible.

The full team lists are below:

Women Club
MANUELLA LYRIO ECP/SP
JOANNA MARANHÃO ECP/SP
ETIENE MEDEIROS SESI/SP
NATALIA DE LUCCAS SCCP/SP
ANA ZORTEA CRF/RJ
DAYNARA DE PAULA SESI/SP
PAMELA SOUZA SCCP/SP
DAIENE DIAS MTC/MG
BRUNA PRIMATI SESI/SP
GRACIELE HERRMANN GNU/RS
JESSICA CAVALHEIRO SESI/SP
NATHÁLIA ALMEIDA CRF/RJ
GABRIELA ROCHA SCCP/SP
GABRIELLA MELLO SCCP/SP
Men Club
HENRIQUE RODRIGUES ECP/SP
GUILHERME GUIDO ECP/SP
FELIPE FRANÇA SCCP/SP
LEONARDO DE DEUS SCCP/SP
LUIZ ALTAMIR MELO CRF/RJ
BRANDONN ALMEIDA SCCP/SP
HENRIQUE BARBOSA UNISANTA/SP
FÁBIO SANTI ECP/SP
GIOVANNY LIMA SESI/SP
ÍCARO PEREIRA FFC/RJ
PEDRO CARDONA ECP/SP
ALAN VITÓRIA MTC/MG
PEDRO SPAJARI ECP/SP
LUCAS SALATTA SCCP/SP

Technical Committee Members:

Prof. Carlos Camargo Chefe de Equipe/CBDA
Prof. Alberto Silva Técnico /CBDA
Prof. Fernando Vanzella Técnico /CBDA
Prof. André Ferreira Técnico ECP/SP
Prof. Carlos Matheus Técnico SCCP/SP
Dr. Gustavo Magliocca Médico/CBDA
Dr. Paulo Cézar Marinho Biomecânico/CBDA
Ft. Natan Cunha Fisioterapeuta/CBDA
Mass. Vagner Nascimento Massagista/CBDA

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We might see many more swimmers giving up as the meet is close to Maria Lenk, at least those who are not guaranteed to OG or does not have A Cut (Brandonn on 1500m free, Etiene on 100 back)..

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