Brazil, Latin America & Caribbean

HardCoreSwim of the Week: Cesar Cielo Powers to 50 Free Win at Arizona Invitational

The time wasn’t amazing, but the power was at last week’s Arizona Invitational. (Photo: Satiro Sodre/SSPress)


[VIDEO]: Cielo Tops Schoeman in 50 Free at Arizona Invitational

South African Roland Schoeman was first off the block, but Cesar Cielo more than made up for it on top of the water en route to victory at the Arizona Invitational. (Photo: Satiro Sodre/SSPress)


Cielo, Schoeman Competing at Arizona Invite This Weekend

Cesar Cielo and Roland Schoeman, who have somewhat of a history, will race head-to-head in Phoenix this weekend at the 2013 Arizona Invitational. (Photo: Satiro Sodre/SSPress)


Cesar Cielo Only in 50 Free; Pereiera Swimming 400 IM as Brazilians Finalize Worlds Roster

Cesar Cielo has not been invited to Barcelona as part of the 400 free relay or the 50 fly, and Pereira hasn’t quite given up on the IM yet. (Photo: Satiro Sodre/SSPress)


Brazil’s Felipe Ribeiro Breaks South American Age Record in 100 Meter Free

Ribeiro is part of a 32-strong roster headed for the Junior World Championships this summer. (Photo: Satiro Sodre/SSPress)

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Silva Fails to Qualify to Defend 50 Breast World Title

Now new qualifiers on day 1 of the Brazilian Senior and Junior Championships, which means no World Title defense for Felipe Silva. (Photo: Tim Binning/

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Bruno Fratus Recovering from shoulder surgery

Brazilian sprint freestyler Bruno Fratus under went surgery on Sunday to repair ligament damage in the gleno humeral capsule on…

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2013 Maria Lenk Trophy and Brazilian Championships Photo Vault

Cesar Cielo, Olympic Champion & World Record Holder (Photo Credit: Satiro Sodre)

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Top Mexican Swimmer Maria Fernanda-Gonzalez Joins Gator Swim Club

The training group in Gainesville has picked up another big-time women’s backstroker. (Stock Photo: Tim Binning/


Ibanez Breaks Meet Record in 200 Free on Day 4 of Mexican Nationals

Lili Ibanez finished a solid Olimpiada Nacional with two Meet Records, and nearly a third. (Photo Courtesy: Liz Dittmer)


Two Under Mexican National Record in 400 Free on Day 3 of Olimpiada Nacional

On Monday evening at the 2013 Olimpiada Nacional, the Mexican National Championship meet and a World Championship qualifying event, two…

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Mexico Names Four, Two Aggies, to World Championships Roster Through 2 Days of Olimpiada Nacional

Texas A&M’s Erica Dittmer is the first Mexican with qualifications earned in two events at this week’s Olimpiada Nacional. (File Photo: Tim Binning/


Chierighini Takes the 100 Free Title in 48.11 to Wrap 2013 Maria Lenk Trophy

There’s a new 100 free champion in Brazil, and his name is Marcelo Chierighini. (Photo: Satiro Sodre/SSPress)


Rodrigues and Pereira Match 1:57’s in 200 IM; Dos Santos Tops Cielo in 50 Fly

Henrique Rodrigues upset Thiago Pereira in the men’s 200 IM, as the pair now ranks 2nd and 3rd in the world in 2013. (Photo:Satiro Sodre/SSPress)


Omar Pinzon Handed Two-Year Suspension for Cocaine Use

17-time Florida All-American Omar Pinzon has been hit with a two-year ban. (Photo Courtesy: Tim Binning/