According to Globoesporte Cesar Cielo has signed a contract to represent the club that he grew up swimming for, Clube de Campo de Piracicaba (CCP). One of the factors that weighed into 2008 Olympic Champion’s decision is that Piracicaba is located only 30 miles away from Santa Bárbara d’ Oeste, which is his hometown.
Cielo will still be training with American Coach Scott Goodrich.
Lancenet has also reported that Olympic silver medallist Thiago Pereira has signed a two year contract to swim with SESI, which is coached by Fernando Vanzella.
These two athletes will be competing at Maria Lenk in Rio de Janeiro from April 22-27th where they will be seeking a birth onto the Brazilian team headed to the World Championships in Barcelona. It was extremely important for both Cielo and Pereira to sign with clubs since under Brazlian rules, swimmers who do not represent a team can only swim in the preliminaries at the qualifying meet.