Brazil, Latin America & Caribbean

Jose Finkel Trophy Day Three

The swimming performances suffered on another cold evening (9C or 48F) at the Jose Finkel Trophy… (Photo: Satiro Sodre/SSPress)

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Ukraine Increases Lead in Medal Standings with Six Gold

After a strong night in the pool at the IPC Swimming World Championships the Ukrainian team increased their lead in the medal standings accumulating a total of 36 medals (14 gold, 10 silver and 12 bronze) in the first three days… (Credit: Janna Schulze)

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Four More World Records Fall at the IPC World Championships

There were four more world records set on day two of the IPC Swimming World Championships in Montreal, Canada. That…

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2013 World Championships Video Highlights – FINA Thanks You

Cameron van der Burgh, 50 breaststroke World Champion, is one of the many stars in this gorgeous super slow motion highlights video. (Photo Credit: Victor Puig, victorpuig.com)

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Five World Records Fall on the First Night of IPC World Championships

The first day at the 2013 IPC World Championships in Montreal, Canada was an eventful one. In the preliminaries the…

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Okimoto Breaks Brazilian Record on Day 1 of Jose Finkel By Over 5 Seconds

Brazil’s Poliana Okimoto crushed the National Record in the women’s 1500 free on Monday after not swimming the race at Worlds. (Photo: Satiro Sodre/SSPresse)

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Jason Dunford, Thiago Pereira, Aaron Peirsol Nominated to FINA Athletes Committee

5-time Olympic Champion, and 16-time World Champion, Aaron Peirsol has been re-nominated to the FINA Athletes Committee. (Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)

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Swim and Shine, Do Not Give In – Swimming Psych Up Video

James Magnussen (featured image, Olympic ink) is a swimmer who does not give in. After a disappointing 2012 Olympic Games, Magnussen returned to the top of the men’s 100m free mountain, winning the 2013 FINA World Championship in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo: Victor Puig, victorpuig.com)

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Current in the Pool: A Contrarian Brings Some Rationality to the Discussion

Was there a current in the Palau Sant Jordi? Maybe, but the numbers being thrown out by the Counsilman Center for Swimming Performance haven’t given any reason to believe so. (Photo: Victor Puig/victorpuig.com)

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And it’s Vacation Time!

Now that the World Championships and the first two World Cup stops have concluded it is time for many of the top swimmers in the world to take some well deserved time off.

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Hosszu and Beltmonte Garcia set World Marks on Day Two in Berlin

Yesterday seemed like an anomaly, a day at a World Cup event without Katinka Hosszu breaking a world record… (Photo Credit: Victor Puig)

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Day One in Berlin Begins with a Bang

Only a few short days after an amazing FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain ended the FINA World Cup series…

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Julio Delamare Complex in Rio Spared from Olympic Destruction

The Estadio Maracana in Rio de Janiero needs a new parking lot, but one of the country’s major pools won’t be sacrificed to build it. (Photo: Brazilian Government)

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Hosszu Does it Again Breaking Her Fourth World Record in Two Days

And she did it again. Hungarian Katinka Hosszu has broken her fourth World Record in two days at the World Cup in Eindhoven…(Courtesy of FINA)

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Hosszu, Kromowidjojo and le Clos Set World Marks in Eindhoven

Hungarian superstar Katinka Hosszu started the meet off with roar in prelims swim breaking the 200 IM world record breaking American Julia Smit’s 2009 record of 2:04.60 by posting a time of 204.39… (Courtesy of FINA)

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