Brazil, Latin America & Caribbean

2014 Swammy Awards: South American Male Swimmer of the Year

Brazilian Felipe Franca da Silva won five gold at the World Short Course Championships in Doha…

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2014 Swammy Awards: South American Female Swimmer of the Year Etiene Medeiros

Etiene Medeiros surprised many winning the 50 backstroke and breaking the world record at the World Short Course Championships in Doha…

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18 Brazilian Athletes Post Qualifying Standards for Kazan

In the first of Brazil’s two qualifying meets 18 athletes swam times under the standards needed to attend the World Championships in Kazan…

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Bruno Fratus Impresses Again in Sprints in Senior Champs Morning Session

Brazilian sprinter Bruno Fratus (above) was a 21.45 in the 50 free at the Brazilian Senior Champs on Saturday morning. Cesar Cielo scratched the race.

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Medeiros Posts World’s Top Time in the 50 Backstroke

Etiene Medeiros won the women’s 50 backstroke at the Brazilian National Championships in a time of 27.37…

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Bruno Fratus Swims Lifetime Best in 100 Free; DeDeus Breaks Brazilian Record

Bruno Fratus lifted a little further the hopes of the Brazilian 400 free relay going toward the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.

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Andreina Pinto Wins Venezuela’s Golden Generation Award

Venezuela’s 23-year-old Andreina Pinto has been honored with her country’s Golden Generation Olympic Heroine Award for 2014.  The award, one for…

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Two More Brazilians Headed to Kazan After Day 2 of Nationals

Joanna Maranhao, who led the women’s 400m IM field in her finals time of 4:41.00 comfortably cleared the Worlds cut of 4:43.46 at Brazilian Nationals.

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Five Meet Records Broken on the First Day of Brazilian Championships

Cesar Cielo set one of the five competition records set on the first day of the Brazilian Championships…

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2014 Swammy Awards: Female Central American and Caribbean Swimmer of the Year

Editor’s note: for this particular geographical definition, we’re cutting South America off beneath Panama, and are counting the Caribbean as…

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Deandre Small Puts Big Item On Swimming Resume

Small qualified for and competed in the 2014 FINA Short-Course World Championships in Doha, Qatar.

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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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