Brazil, Latin America & Caribbean

FINA Congress Rejects Changes to Breaststroke Rules on Underwater Dolphin Kicks

FINA has approved a number of rules changes, and will begin coed relays at the 2014 Short Course World Championships, but they rejected changes to the breaststroke rules.


Fernando Ernesto dos Santos Wins Brazilian Swim-Off For Spot in 100 Freestyle

Fernando Ernest dos Santos won the biggest swimoff of the year just a few days shy of the 2013 World Championships. (Photo of Dos Santos from Maria Lenk: Satiro Sodre/SSPress)


2013 World Championship Previews: Women’s 100 Backstroke Looks A Lot Like ‘Chalk’

MIssy Franklin (right) is the defending Olympic Champion in the 100 back, but her future training partner Liz Pelton (left) is looking to crash the podium party in Barcelona. (Photo: Janna Schulze/


FINA Announces Hosts for 2019 and 2021 World Championships

This pool in South Korea, designed to be shaped like a water drop, will host the 2015 World University Games and now the 2019 World Aquatics Championships. (Photo Courtesy: Gwangju organizing committee)


Pereira Out of 400 IM; Brazilian Arrival Set for Saturday

Thiago Pereria, on the eve of departure for Spain, has affirmed that he will not swim the 400 IM at the World Championships. (Photo: Satiro Sodre/SSPress)


FINA Approves Curacao as Newest Member Federation After Dissolution of Netherlands Antilles

Curacao, an island off of South America, has received its own FINA membership. (Map Courtesy: TUBS)


2013 World Championships Preview: Can Dana Vollmer Avoid the 100 Fly Post-Olympic Curse?

History is not on the side of the World Record holder and her ability to win the World Championship in the women’s 100 fly (Photo: Tim Binning/


Worlds Previews: A Young Japanese Contender for Lochte in the Men’s 200 IM

Ryan Lochte’s breaststroke leg should make the difference between him and Kosuke Hagino at Worlds. (Photo: Janna Schulze/


Head Coach of Davie Nadadores, ‘Coach Alex,’ to Retire From Coaching

The great Alex Pussieldi, head coach of the Davie Nadadores, has announced his retirement from coaching, effective September 1st. Pussieldi wears…


2013 Worlds Preview: A Humbled Magnussen and Resurgent Russia

All signs abroad are that James “the Missile” Magnussen has his sights set on a 100 freestyle gold in Barcelona. (Photo: Swimming Australia)


Grechin Goes 48.0 in 100 Free in first WUGs Session

The Canadians, Russians, an Americans all got off to a hot start, and Russia may have gotten a boost for a Worlds gold in the 400 free relay. (Stock Photo: Tim Binning/


Brazil to Decide Second Spot in 100 Free in Barcelona Swim-Off

Brazil’s Nicolas Oliveira (above) will face off against sprinting newcomer Fernando dos Santos in a bid for an individual swim in the 100 free at the World Championships. (Photo: Satiro Sodres/SSPress)


Bahamas to Send 4 US-Based Swimmers to World Championships

Olympic finalist Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace leads a squad of four to Barcelona, Spain this summer. (Photo: Tim Binning/

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IOC Awards 2018 Youth Olympics to Buenos Aires, Argentina

Kaitlyn Jones of the Delaware Swim Team was the United States’ lone gold medalist at the first edition of the Youth Olympics in 2010. (Photo: Tim BInning/


2013 Worlds Preview: Men’s 50 freestyle, Familiar Faces with New Expectations

Can Nathan Adrian go from not qualifying in 2012 to gold in 2013? (Photo: Tim Binning/


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