Brazil, Latin America & Caribbean

World Champion, World Record Breaker Kaio Almeida Retires from Swimming

Kaio Almeida, who broke 2 World Records and won a World Championship in his long career, has retired from competitive swimming for a 2nd time.

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Colombian National Teamer Santiago Corredor Returns to NCAA Transfer Portal

In February of 2019, Corredor announced that he would transfer from Florida to USC, but he never wound up swimming any meets for the Trojans’ varsity squad.

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Cali Condors Fill Out 32-Swimmer ISL 2020 Roster With Tomas Peribonio

Tomas Peribonio, who swam last season for the New York Breakers, is the Ecuadorian National Record holder in 13 events.

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High-Level International Meets For October 2020

Be sure to mark your aquatic calendars for the key international swimming meets set to take place during the month of October.

Beyond The Lane Lines: Irie Releases Book & Shioura Gets Married

Want to learn the 54 habits Japanese Olympic icon attributes to his success? Read on in this week’s Beyond the Lane Lines.

Buenos Aires 2018 YOG pool reopens following six-month closure

The venue was slated to host this year’s Olympic-qualifier South American Championships, which wound up being canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Odyssey Comes to a Close for Colombian Swimmers as Nation’s Pools Reopen

Colombian Swimming Federation (FECNA) president Jorge Soto sent out a tweet indicating his desire for the nation’s pools to reopen on Sept. 7.

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Mexico suspends all sanctioned swim meets until further notice

Mexico’s Swimming Federation has announced that all events sanctioned by the nation’s governing body for the sport will remain canceled until further notice.

NCAA & World Champion Joao de Lucca Retires from Swimming

Joao de Lucca, who won back-to-back NCAA titles in the 200 free in 2013 and 2014, has announced his retirement from elite competitive swimming.

Five months later, Argentina’s Julia Sebastian resumes her training in Brazil

The Argentinian swimmer, who has already qualified for postponed Tokyo games, resumed her training at the Minas Tenis Club in Brazil.

Peru’s Mauricio Fiol Given 8-Year Doping Suspension in 2nd Stanozolol Case

Mauricio Fiol, left, has been handed an 8 year suspension by a FINA Doping Panel. Fiol did not participate in the hearing after ignoring FINA letters.

Special Report: The Latest On South American Pool Return

The compilation that initially contained five countries among which were Paraguay, Uruguay or Colombia has seen some additions.

Argentine National Team Completes Return to Pool

After 5 months, Argentinian swimmers are finally back in the water. Agustín Hernández was the final Argentinian National Team member to return to the pool.

High-Level International Meets For September 2020

Take a look at the upcoming swim meets happening around the world in the month of September, knowing things can change in an instant.

Guilherme Costa Unofficially Breaks South American Record with 7:39 SCM 800 FR

Costa, a 21-year-old, had a previous best time of 7:45.29, which he swam back at the 2018 Jose Finkel meet.