Brazil Sets Selection Procedures For Major 2018 Meets

Brazil’s swimming federation, the CBDA, has announced its selection procedures for the major international meets of 2018, along with the domestic events that will allow swimmers to qualify for international teams. They’re laid out in full on BestSwim.com.br.

The even-numbered years between Olympics are some of the more complex in terms of what international meets are most valued by various federations. With no long course World Championships or Summer Olympics, the top swimmers are typically split between the European Championships and Pan Pacific Championships, with some athletes putting the biggest focus on the Short Course World Championships instead.

Then there’s a host of more regional competitions (in Brazil’s case, the South American Championships) as well as some major junior events like the Youth Olympic Games.

Here’s a look at the CBDA plans for the 2018 selection meets:

Short Course World Championships

  • Hangzhou, China – Dec 7-11, 2018
  • Brazil selection meet: Jose Finkel Trophy, August 2018
  • Roster size: to be determined

Pan Pacific Championships

  • Tokyo, Japan – August 9-13, 2018
  • Brazil selection meet: Maria Lenk Trophy, April 30-May 5, 2018
  • Roster size: to be determined (likely 16 athletes based on world rank)

South American Championships

  • Trujillo, Peru – October 2018
  • Brazil selection meet: Maria Lenk Trophy, April 30-May 5, 2018
  • Roster size: 14 men, 14 women
  • National B Team based on Maria Lenk results

Youth Olympic Games

  • Buenos Aires, Argentina – Oct 6-18, 2018
  • Brazil selection meet: Maria Lenk Trophy, April 30-May 5, 2018
  • Roster size: 4 boys, 4 girls
  • Four best juniors in overall world junior ranks

South American Games

  • Cochabamba, Bolivia – May 8-20, 2018
  • Brazil selection meet: Julio de Lamare Trophy – Dec 6-9, 2017
  • Roster size: 14 boys, 14 girls
  • Roster of only Junior I and Junior II swimmers

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