Brazil, Latin America & Caribbean

6 Out of 103 Swimmers Skip Brazilian Olympic Trials Amid COVID Pandemic

Brazilian Record holder in the women’s 1500 free Vivianne Jungblut (above) is one of 5 who will miss this week’s trials with positive COVID tests.

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Stacked Men’s 100 Freestyle Field Highlights Brazil Olympic Trials Heat Sheets

Spot on the Tokyo 2020 squad will be up for grabs this week at Brazil’s sole Olympic qualifier which will run from April 19 – 24.

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All The Links You Need For OLY Qualifying Meets For Week Of April 19th

Brazil’s Olympic Trials meet is nearly upon us as we take a look at this week’s big competitions having Tokyo complications.


Bruno Fratus on Trying to Taper After Finding Out OLY Qualifier 2 Weeks Prior

Fratus explained in the post-race interview that the Brazilian Federation only recently made the decision to use Mission Viejo as his selection meet


Keanan Dols Gets Closer to Olympics with Jamaican Record in 200 IM

The swim opens up to the possibility for Dols to represent Jamaica at the 2020 Olympics but still a few seconds on the auto-cut standard of 1:59.67.


Bruno Fratus Eyes Olympic Qualification With 21.73 50 Free In Mission Viejo

Bruno Fratus has gotten under the FINA A cut with a 21.73 50 freestyle, bringing him one step closer to Olympic qualification.


Brazilian Federation Designates PSS Mission Viejo as Selection Meet for Fratus

Bruno Fratus has been given permission by the Brazilian Federation to use the 2021 Pro Swim Series Mission Viejo as his Olympic Selection Meet.


Brandonn Almeida on the Importance of Finding Happiness in Your Swimming

Almeida takes us through the bulk of his career, including his experience at a home Olympics in 2016 and competing in the NCAA at South Carolina

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Osman and Dressel Each Seek Their Fourth Wins at the Last Day of the ISCA Cup

The ISCA Senior Cup wraps up today. Both Farida Osman and Caeleb Dressel are seeking their fourth event wins of the meet.


Brazil, South Africa Appoint Names for Tokyo 2020 Open Water Olympic Qualifier

Brazil is expected to send 2, and South Africa 4, to the final open water Olympic qualifying event in May in Fukuoka, Japan. Above: Guilherme Costa,


High-Level International Meets For April 2021

Olympic medalist Daiya Seto will be racing in April at the 2021 Japan Swim, the meet which acts as the nation’s sole Olympic-qualifying opportunity.


Kristel Kobrich Hits Olympic A-Cut on Day 3 of South American Championships

The Brazil men finished out day 3 of the South American Championships in Buenos Aires with a win in the 400 freestyle relay.

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Bardach, Sebastian Claim Fourth, Fifth Straight South American Titles

Three title defenses highlighted the second day of the South American Swimming Championships, including a 5th-straight for Julia Sebastian (above).

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Argentinian Women Enter Strong Team for South American Championships (PSYCHS)

Delfina Pignatiello won the 200, 400, and 800 freestyles at the 2018 South American Championships and is back to defend her titles in 2021.

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Azura Aquatics/Montverde Swimming to Host Olympic Qualifying Meet in May

Azura Aquatics and Montverde Swimming in Florida have decided to host a FINA approved qualifying competition from April 29 – May 2, 2021.