Brazil, Latin America & Caribbean

Over 40 High-Level International Meets On Calendar For April 2019

Take a deep breath now, as the month of April contains than 40 competitions on the schedule, most of which carry notable qualifying significance.

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Breno Correia Swims 1:47.0 in 200 Free at Local Meet in Sao Paulo

Racing at what can best be described as a simple ‘training meet’ in Sao Paulo, Breno Correia undercut his lifetime best in the 200 free for the 2nd time in 2 weeks.

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Cesar Cielo Laments His Recent Treatment by the CBDA

Olympic champion Cesar Cielo – who after much speculation is not retiring this year, but may do so next– is…

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Felipe Lima On Motivating Himself at Age 33 (Video)

After nearly losing his U.S. Open record this morning, Michael Andrew was determined to win the 50 breast against Brazilian veteran Felipe Lima. However, it was Lima who threw out fast closing strokes to take out Andrew by 0.04 seconds.

Two-Time Brazilian Olympian Graciele Herrmann Retires

T27-year old Brazilian swimmer Graciele Hermann, a two-time Olympian in 2012 and 2016, has announced her retirement from competitive swimming. Hermann,…

Breno Correia Talks SC Worlds 800 Free Relay, Brazilian Relay Camp (Video)

Brazil shocked the world by not only capturing 800 free relay gold at the Short Course Worlds in December, but then announcing a relay only training camp. Relay anchor Breno Correia took us through both experiences

Olympian Henrique Martins Lands Yearlong Ban Retroactive to May 2018

Martins tested positive for the substance Ostarine, found in an IV infusion he received last March.

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Brazil Reveals World C’ships Qual Procedures, But With Major Curveball

The Brazilian Confederation of Aquatic Sports (CBDA) has revealed its selection criteria for this summer’s FINA World Championships, which includes one head-scratching restriction.

50 Back WR Holder Medeiros Shifts Focus to Sprint Free for Tokyo

The world record holder has her eye on medalling at the 2020 Olympics.

Cesar Cielo Parts with Pinheiros, Will Not Make Bid for 2019 Worlds

Despite retirement speculation, the decision signals that Cielo has his eye on the 2020 Olympics.

Kelsi Dahlia Swims Season-Best in 50 Free at Copa Heller

Dahlia was one of several international stars imported to Mexico for the meet, including Cesar Cielo and Alia Atkinson.

High-Level International Meets For March 2019

Mark your calendars with dates for the March 2019 international swimming events.

Brazil to Send Six Men for the 4 x 100 Freestyle Relay in Tokyo 2020

Noting its potential to win a medal in a relay event at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, Brazil will send six swimmers to compete on the men’s 4 x 100 freestyle relay, which will allow two of the athletes to rest during prelims and save their energy for the final.

Bruno Fratus to Make Post-Surgery Return at Florida Sectionals, Will Swim Champions Series

Brazilian sprint star Bruno Fratus will make his first competitive appearance since undergoing shoulder surgery at Florida Sectionals in March,…

Kolesnikov, C. Campbell Headline Second Wave of FINA Champions Series Commits

International stars Kliment Kolesnikov and Cate Campbell will race in the 2019 FINA Champions Series, headlining the growing list of athletes to commit over the past week. 

Cesar Cielo Still Training Despite Retirement Speculation

It remains unclear if sprinting great Cesar Cielo will retire imminently.

Iconic Atkinson Awarded Twice, Named Jamaica Sports Woman Of The Year

30-year-old Jamaican swimmer Alia Atkinson was recently awarded the RJRGLEANER Sports Foundation Sports Woman of the Year Award, making this the Olympian’s 2nd consecutive honor.

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