Brazil, Latin America & Caribbean

Brazil Allows Swimmers More Individual Races at National Championships

The Brazilian Swimming Federation announced that it is increasing the number of individual races a swimmer may contest at national competitions.

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Alia Atkinson Named to Carry Jamaican Flag at Commonwealth Games

Alia Atkinson, the only swimmer representing Jamaica at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, will carry the flag for her home country…

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Ruta Meilutyte, Kira Toussaint to Race at Brazil’s Maria Lenk Trophy

2012 Olympic and 2013 World Champion Ruta Meilutyte will represent Flamengo at the 2018 Maria Lenk Trophy.

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2018 Carifta Aquatic Championships To Begin On March 31

The 33rd edition of the Carifta Swimming Championships is set to splash off at 9:00 am (10:00 am EST)  on 31st March at the National Aquatic Centre in Kingston, Jamaica.

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Henrique Rodrigues’ Year-Long Doping Suspension Ends

The suspension of 2016 Olympic semi-finalist Henrique Rodrigues has expired after 1 year, meaning he is eligible to return to competition. Rodrigues…

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Guilherme Costa Breaks Brazilian, South American Records in 800 Free

Brazilian swimmer Guilherme Costa broke yet another Brazilian and South American Record on Saturday, swimming a 7:56.19 at a small local…

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After Year of Delays, Brazil Elects Miguel Cagnoni CBDA President

Almost exactly one year after the originally-scheduled elections, the Brazilian Swimming Federation (CBDA) has elected Miguel Cagnoni as its president.

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Michael Andrew Swims Lifetime Best, at Altitude, in Mexico

1st International Copa Heller 2018 February 23rd-25th, 2018 Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico 50m (LCM) course Complete Results (PDF) American swimmer Michael…

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Mauro Castillo: “We’re Showing the Classes Below Us It Can Be Done” (Video)

Though never winning an individual title, Mauro Castillo scored big points for the Aggies, placing 2nd in the 100 fly as well as the 100 and 200 breast.

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Cayman Sending 4 Swimmers To Gold Coast

The Cayman Islands has announced its selected athletes set to compete the 2018 Commonwealth Games. this April. Of the 22 athletes selected across…

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Brazil’s CBDA To Finally Hold Presidential Elections Feb 28

The Brazilian Swimming Federation will hold the next iteration of its presidential elections on February 28, after multiple delays since the original elections last March.

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Jamaica Names Just 1 Swimmer to 2018 Commonwealth Games Team

Jamaica’s most accomplished swimmer, Alia Atkinson, will be their only at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

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Brazilian Swimming Pioneer Arthur Carepa Dies

Brazilian legend Arthur Sampaio Carepa died last Friday night in Belem, Brazil at 95 years old. He was hospitalized a month…

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Etiene Medeiros Undergoes Shoulder Surgery

Medieros underwent surgery to treat a Synovial Cyst, a benign tumor on her right shoulder that caused pain and potentially limited mobility.

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World Junior Champ Brandonn Almeida To Debut For SC Friday Night

Brazilian superstar Brandonn Almeida will finally make his much-awaited NCAA debut this weekend, swimming for South Carolina at the Virginia Tech College Invite.

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