Brazil, Latin America & Caribbean

Beyond The Lane Lines: Gender Balance Within Swim Ireland

Catch up on swimming stories from around the web, including Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and more in this edition of Beyond the Lane Lines.

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World Jr Championships Semi-Finalist Fernanda Celidonio Commits to Louisville

Brazilian backstroker Fernanda Celidonio placed 12th in the 50 backstroke at the 2019 World Junior Swimming CHampionships.

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2016 Olympian Valerie Gruest Announces Retirement; Reveals Childhood Abuse

Valerie Gruest, who was 9th in the 1650 free at the NCAA Championships as a freshman, has officially announced her retirement from swimming.

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South American Swimming Readying For Comeback As Governments Ease Lockdown

Nations such as Peru, Colombia, Uruguay or Paraguay will see swimmers back on deck, following in the footsteps of Ecuador, Argentina or Brazil.

Beyond The Lane Lines: Hangzhou 2022 Goes Underground

Catch up on this week’s Beyond the Lane Lines, featuring swimming stories spanning Arizona to Panama to China to Australia.

Two-Time Pan Am Games Medalist Guillermo Bertola Receives 4-Year Ban

The penalty handed to Bertola encompasses the time period between January 2020 to January 2024 as a period of exclusion from competitive swimming.

Brazilian Olympic Committee Sending Athletes To Europe For Training

Athletes from various Olympic sports will have flights, accommodation and meals paid for over a six-month period, with Portugal the first confirmed location.

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Some Argentinian Swimmers Return To The Pool As Lockdown Measures Continue

Argentinian swimmers are still out of the water, at least for a few more days, following the latest announcement issued by the nation’s sports authorities.

WADA Publishes Updated Athlete Q&A About Coronavirus Impacts on Drug Testing

The World Anti-Doping Agency has updated its athlete Q&A section to address issues regarding testing during the coronavirus pandemic.

Brazilian World Championships Medalist Bruno Fratus Is Back In The Water

Brazilian sprint freestyle ace Fratus has been able to get wet once again at his home pool of Coral Springs Swim Club in Florida.

Argentinian Swimming Federation Calls For Reopening Of Swimming Pools

“We have never stalled for 8 weeks,” national swimming head coach Gustavo Roldan said. “It is the only sport that cannot adapt to another setting.”

FINA Announces Postponement of World Short Course Championships to 2021

The announcement comes after FINA previously postponed the FINA World Aquatics Championships from 2021 to 2022 to avoid an Olympic conflict.

Beyond The Lane Lines: Phelps, Ikee, Klueh, Meili, Bovell & More

Loads of big names are included in this edition of Beyond the Lane Lines, including Michael Phelps, Rikako Ikee, and Trinidad & Tobago Olympian George Bovell.

Former CBDA President Coaracy Nunes Dies At 82

Nunes, who suffered from terminal Alzheimer’s disease, also initially tested positive for COVID-19 before a second test came back negative.

Bruno Fratus Says Cesar Cielo’s World Records Will Fall Before 2021 Olympics

During a recent interview, Bruno Fratus of Brazil stated that Cesar Cielo’s longstanding freestyle world records will fall before the 2021 Olympic Games.