Brazil, Latin America & Caribbean

Cunha, Cielo, Santana earn nominations for Brazil Olympic Awards

The Olympic Committee of Brazil held its annual Brazil Olympic Awards this week, and several swimmers earned nominations for the event’s top awards.

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Brazil’s Flamengo club to build R$4 million new pool

Flamengo, once one of the most successful and well-known swim clubs in Brazil, is planning to build a new R$4 million (R$ stands for Brazil’s currency, the real) facility in an effort to return to its former elite status.

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What a Difference a Decade Makes: Overcoming the Cultural Challenges for Women’s Swimming in Brazil

Etienne Medeiros’ World Championship and World Record in Doha has been a decade in the making.

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Cielo Not Entered to Swim the Individual 100 Freestyle at Brazilian Nationals

After winning the World Short Course Championships Cesar Cielo is not entered in the individual 100 freestyle at the Brazilian National Championships…

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Naidich and Kobrich Clean Up at Argentine National Championships

Both Martin Naidich and Kristel Kobrich won multiple events at the Argentine National Championships were held over the past weekend….

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What’s Next for Brazil After Winning the 2014 World Short Course Championships Medals Table?

Since the inception of the FINA Short Course World Championships in 1993 there have only been two countries other than…

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Brazil’s Etiene Medeiros Breaks 50 Backstroke World Record in Doha

Brazil’s Etiene Medeiros lived up to the foreshadowing with a World record in the women’s 50 backstroke.

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Pair of South American Sprint Records Go Down on Saturday at World Short Course Championships

Nicholas Santos’ silver medal in the 50 fly was one of two individual South American sprint records set on Saturday in Doha.

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United States Men Break 4×50 Freestyle Relay American Record

Josh Schneider provided the lead-off leg on the United States’ American Record-setting relay in the 4×50 Free relay.

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United States Women Crush 14 Year-Old American Record In 4×50 Medley Relay

Felicia Lee led off the women’s 4×50 medley relay that smashed the previous American record by 3 seconds.

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2014 World Short Course Championships: Day Two Finals Real-Time Recap

Ruta Meilutyte has her sights set on the 50 breaststroke world record…

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Joao de Lucca Breaks South American Record on Relay Leadoff

Three-time NCAA champion Joao de Lucca is now makin a big impact internationally for Brazil.

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Brazil Matches Spain With Three Golds for the Lead in the Medal Standings

Spain and Brazil now top the medal podium with three gold each…

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Katinka Hosszu Sets Meet Record in 100 IM, American Record in 4×50 Medley Relay Falls

Katinka Hosszu cleared yet another meet record this morning with her morning swim in the 100 IM.

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Russia Breaks 4×50 Medley Relay World Record at Short Course World Championships

Stanislav Donets provided a quick lead-off split for Russia as they cleared the controversial old World Record in the 4×50 Medley Relay

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