Brazil, Latin America & Caribbean

FINA Won’t Extend Age Eligibility For Postponed World Junior Championships

The 2022 FINA World Junior Championships are scheduled for August 23-28 in Kazan, Russia. FINA has decided to not extend eligibility after a postponement, meaning no title defenses for Evgenia Chikunova (above).

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A Look At The Most Recent USA-Trained International Olympic Medalists

Not many men who aren’t from America have swum in the NCAA and won Olympic medals. Will Matt Sates pull off the feat next?

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Michigan Secures Verbal Commitment from Brazilian Olympian Stephanie Balduccini

Stephanie Balduccini will bring times to Ann Arbor that would already score in the A finals at B1G Championships in three events.

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2021 Swammy Awards: 2021 F. Open Water Swimmer of the Year Ana Marcela Cunha

Brazil’s Ana Marcela Cunha won the Olympic 10km race over Sharon von Rouwendaal, completing a quad that saw her win and win a lot.

2021 Swammy Awards: South American Male Swimmer of the Year, Bruno Fratus

Fratus hasn’t slowed down with age. In fact, he won his first Olympic medal at the age of 32, earning Bronze in the 50 free in Tokyo.

2021 Swammy Awards: Dylan Carter Wins Men’s CAC Swimmer of the Year

For the second year in a row, Trinidad and Tobago’s Dylan Carter wins the Swammy Award for Central American & Caribbean Male Swimmer of the Year.

High-Level International Meets For January 2022

Olympic silver medalist Tomoru Honda may be kicking off his new year with the Kosuke Kitajima Cup, one of several elite competitions on the January agenda.

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Ian Matos, Brazilian Olympic Diver, Dies at 32

Ian Matos, who competed at the Rio Olympics, died December 21 as a result of a two-month battle with an infection that spread to multiple parts of his body.

2021 Swammy Awards: Joanna Evans is CAC Female Swimmer of the Year

Joanna Evans of the Bahamas wins the 2021 Swammy Award for Central American and Caribbean Female Swimmer of the Year.

Alia Atkinson Shares Thoughts on 50 Breast DQ, Retirement from Swimming

In the 100 breast, The field’s veteran, co-World Record holder Alia Atkinson finished in fourth, just off the podium. This was the last race of her career

Were There More DNSes and DQs in the 2021 World SC Championships than Before?

Lydia Jacoby did not start (DNS) the 100 breaststroke due to close contact with a COIVD-19 positive individual at the 2021 World Championships.

2021 World Swimming Championships: Final Results

The men’s 100 breaststroke podium featured Ilya Shymanovich, Nicolò Martinenghi, and Nic Fink. See the rest of the medalists here.

2021 Swammy Awards: South American Female Swimmer of the Year, Viviane Jungblut

Viviane Jungblut broke a trio of Brazilian National Records and was the country’s top-finishing woman at the Tokyo Olympic Games.

United States Tops SC World Championships Medals Table for 3rd Straight Edition

17-year old Claire Curzan won 2 gold, 2 silver, and 2 bronze medals, part of 30 total podium finishes for Team USA in Abu Dhabi.

World Record Holder Alia Atkinson Announces Retirement From Swimming

The 5-time Jamaican Olympian and 4-time breaststroke World Champion has ended her nearly two-decade-long swimming career. In 2014, she became the first black woman to win a World Championships in swimming.