Brazil to Send 25 Swimmers to 2015 World Championships

The Brazilian aquatics federation (CBDA) has announced its roster for the 2015 FINA World Aquatics Championships that will take place from July 24th to August 9th in Kazan, Russia.

Among the names on the roster are the old guard in men’s swimming that has been steady and consistent, but failed to make the big breakthrough for a relay medal that many hope they will do at their home Olympics in 2016.

That includes the defending World Champion in the 50 free and 50 fly Cesar Cielo, although he will enter this meet without having won a single title at the Maria Lenk Trophy (Brazil’s long course national championship meet) for the first time since he was a junior swimmer.

Also on the roster is some new Brazilian blood, specifically World Junior Record holder Matheus Santana, who missed his first big shot at a senior Brazilian team last year (Pan Pacs) in favor of the Youth Olympic Games. Brazilians other big young star, Brandonn Almeida, won’t swim at Worlds, and instead will pull double duty at the Pan Am Games and World Junior Championships.

At the 2013 World Championships, all 5 of Brazil’s pool swimming medals were won by its men’s team, but in 2015 that could change thanks to Etiene Medeiros. The 23-year old, standing just 5’6″ tall, broke the World Record in the 50 backstroke in short course meters last December, and leads the world in the event so far in 2015.

See the full Brazilian rosters, including coaching staffs, below.

Women:

Name Team
DAIENE MARÇAL DIAS MTC/MG
DAYNARA L F DE PAULA SESI/SP
ETIENE PIRES DE MEDEIROS SESI/SP
GRACIELE HERRMANN GNU/RS
JESSICA DE B CAVALHEIRO SESI/SP
JHENNIFER A DA CONCEIÇÃO CRF/RJ
JOANNA A. MARANHÃO B MELO ECP/SP
LARISSA M DE OLIVEIRA ECP/SP
MANUELLA DUARTE LYRIO ECP/SP

Men:

Name Team
ARTHUR FRANKILN MENDES FILHO SCCP/SP
BRUNO GIUSEPPE FRATUS ECP/SP
CESAR AUGUSTO CIELO FILHO MTC/MG
FELIPE ALVES FRANÇA DA SILVA SCCP/SP
FELIPE FERREIRA LIMA MTC/MG
GUILHERME AUGUSTO GUIDO ECP/SP
HENRIQUE C RODRIGUES ECP/SP
JOÃO BEVILAQUA DE LUCCA ECP/SP
LEONARDO GOMES DE DEUS SCCP/SP
LUIZ ALTAMIR LOPES MELO CRF/RJ
MARCELO CHIERIGHINI ECP/SP
MATHEUS PAULO DE SANTANA UNISANTA/SP
NICHOLAS ARAÚJO DIAS SANTOS UNISANTA/SP
NICOLAS NILO CESAR DE OLIVEIRA MTC/MG
THIAGO M V PEREIRA MTC/MG
THIAGO TEIXEIRA SIMON SCCP/SP

COMISSÃO TÉCNICA

Name Role
ALBERTO PINTO DA SILVA CHEFE DE EQUIPE/CBDA
FERNANDO ANTÔNIO VANZELLA COORD. TÉCNICO FEMININO/CBDA
ANDRÉ LUIS SIMÕES FERREIRA TÉCNICO ECP/SP
ARILSON SOARES DA SILVA TÉNICO/CBDA
BRETT GEOFFREY HAWKE TÉCNICO/CBDA
CARLOS HENRIQUE C. MATHEUS TÉCNICO SCCP/SP
FREDERICO GUILHERME G. FILHO TÉCNICO GNU/RS
MARCELO C VACCARI TÉCNICO MTC/MG
MÁRCIO ANTÔNIO LATUF TÉCNICO UNISANTA/SP
SÉRGIO ONHA MARQUES TÉCNICO SCCP/SP
PAULO CÉZAR MARINHO BIOMECÂNICO/CBDA
GUSTAVO DAMÁSIO MAGLIOCCA MÉDICO/CBDA
KARINA MAYUMI HATANO FISIOLOGISTA/CBDA
NATAN ALVES FERREIRA DA CUNHA FISIOTERAPEUTA/CBDA
RAFAEL MARTINS DE OLIVEIRA FISIOTERAPEUTA/CBDA

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