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Joao de Lucca Will Skip 2017 Maria Lenk Trophy; Worlds

Two-time Brazilian Olympian Joao de Lucca will not participate in the Maria Lenk Trophy that begins in 2 weeks, according to…

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Nicholas Santos Rocks World-Leading 23.01 50 Fly in Pinheiros Meet

Butterfly standout Nicholas Santos had an explosive performance in the 50 fly, rocketing to the fastest time in the world this year with his 23.01.

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CBDA Directors Indicted for Involvment in Criminal Activities

Brazil’s Federal Public Prosecutor’s Office (MPF) has indicted the former president of the Brazilian Confederation of Aquatic Sports (CBDA), Coaracy Nunes,…

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After Meeting With Cielo, Pereira, and Borges, Correios Extends Deal

After the arrest of Coarcy Nunes (above), Brazilian swimming lost its biggest sponsor. But Correios is giving the new administration 6 weeks to prove itself before making a final decision.

Brazil Names Prado Swim Federation Head Until Elections

With former swimming federation president Coaracy Nunes embroiled in a slew of fraud and embezzlement allegations, Brazil has named Ricardo Prado as the new “general coordinator of sports” for its aquatics federation.

IOC Will Keep 2024 Olympic Host Election in Peru, In Spite of Flooding

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has committed to keeping its 130th session in Lima, Peru, beginning on September 13th, in…

Brazilian Olympian Bruno Fratus to Rep Regatas in Domestic Competition

27-year old Brazilian swimming champion Bruno Fratus will represent Clube Internacional de Regatas de Santos this season, presuming the CBDA quagmire…

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Somos Natacao Brasiliera – We Are Brazilian Swimming (VIDEO)

In connection with their letter to the Brazilian Olympic Committee and Brazilian president on Friday, a group of Brazilian swimmers…

Brazilian Superstar Swimmers Sign Letter Calling For CBDA Reform

Bruno Fratus has posted an open letter on his Facebook page signed by, among others, Cesar Cielo, Etiene Medeiros, Thiago Pereira, and Fernando Scherer.

Correios Ends 26-Year Sponsorship With Brazilian Federation

Correios, the most visible sponsor of Brazilian swimming for almost 3 decades, has terminated its agreement in light of Thursday’s events.

Bruno Fratus Swims 22.0 in 50 Free at Jimi Flowers Spring Splash

Fratus was one of 3 Brazilian Olympians to participate in the local meet in Auburn, along with Felipe Lima and Marcelo Chierighini.

Brazilian Police Arrest Former Swim Federation President Coaracy Nunes

Brazil’s Federal Police arrested Coaracy Nunes, the president of the nation’s swimming federation, this week as part of an investigation into alleged misuse of public funds.

Trinidad & Tobago Water Polo Teams To Defend CARIFTA Crowns

Caribbean Waterpolo powerhouse Trinidad and Tobago are now Bahamas bound to the CARIFTA Waterpolo Championships as our as our under 16…

Cesar Cielo Records a 49.4 100 Free in Time Trial

Brazilian sprinter Cesar Cielo time trial-ed a 100 free yesterday according to Brazilian news site SporTV, hitting the wall at 49.46 at…

Guilherme Costa Breaks South American Record in 1500 Free by 3 Seconds

Brazilian 18-year old Guilherme Pereira da Costa has broken the South American Record in the 1500 free by 3 seconds on…

Larissa Oliveira Walking w/Difficulty, No Date Set for Return to Pool

Larissa Oliveira has been discharged from the hospital and is recovering after her car accident earlier this month. However, doctors have not yet set a date for her return to the pool.

Maria Lenk Aquatics Center Will Host 2017 Maria Lenk Trophy

The Maria Lenk Aquatic Park in Brazil will play host to the 2017 Maria Lenk Trophy.