Brazil, Latin America & Caribbean

Vicious Piranha attack at Open Water Grand Prix site Rio Parana

70 people were injured by a piranha attack in the waters scheduled to host an Open Water Grand Prix stop in just 26 days.

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Mesa Aquatics Club to Merge With Sun Devil Aquatics Under Mesa Name, Ownership

Cesar Cielo will now be swimming at the Kino Aquatic Center under Mesa Aquatics’ new post-grad training group.

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Poliana Okimoto Wins 2013 Open Water Swimmer Of The Year Swammy Award

After an incredible season worldwide, Poliana Okimoto needed to step up to take this award, and she certainly did.

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Rio de Janeiro Opens Bidding for 2016 Aquatics Center Construction; Facility Details Finalized

The new Olympic Aquatics Center, which will be in the shadow of the Maracana soccer stadium, will cost $218 million and be a temporary venue.

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Medeiros Top Performer At Brazilian Open and Senior Champs

After four days of competition in Porto Alegre at the Brazilian Senior Open National Championships Etiene Pieres Medeiros walked away as the top female performer at both the Senior and Open Championships.

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Simon Knocks Off Pereira At The Brazilian Open Champs

Thiago Simon had the swim of his life tonight at the Brazilian Open National Championships as he not only improved over a second on his best 200 IM time, but he also got his hand on the wall before his hero Olympic champion Thiago Pereira.

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Pair of Brazilian Age Sprint Records Go Down on Friday Morning at Guimaraes Trophy

Matheus Santana is marching closer-and-closer to the 49-second barrier in his 100 long course freestyle.

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Paraguay Opens First Olympic Sized Competition Pool

There is great excitement for the Paraguayan swimming community as their first FINA approved Olympic sized competition pool is now open and currently hosting the Paraguayan National Championships.

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Dylan Carter Crushes Trinidad & Tobago National Record in 400 Free

Seen above at the USA Swimming Winter Junior Nationals, Dylan Carter’s momentum carried him through to a national meet back home in Trinidad & Tobago.

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de Deus and de Paula Make Pan Pac Cuts

On the second day of the Brazilian National Championships both Leonardo de Deus and Daynara de Paula put up times that were under the Brazilian Pan Pacific cuts

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Santos Sets 50 Butterfly Record At Brazilian National Championships

Nicholas Santos won the men’s 50 butterfly by over a second posting a time of 22.95 breaking his own championships record of 23.10, which he set last year.

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Open Water Star Poliana Okimoto Named Brazil’s Female Athlete of the Year

Poliana Okimoto, Aldo Rebelo, and Jorge Zarif pose after Okimoto and Zarif were awarded female and male athletes of the year on Tuesday by the Brazilian Olympic Committee.

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Two-Time Brazilian Olympian Tatiana Lemos to Retire After Guimaraes Trophy

Brazil’s Tatiana Lemos will retire after this week’s Brazilian Open Championships.

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Aaron Peirsol to compete at King & Queen of the Sea open water event in Brazil

The legendary backstroker will be back in competition at an open water event in Brazil.

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