Brazil, Latin America & Caribbean

Cesar Cielo’s World Record in the 50 Free Turns 10 Years Old on December 18th

Wednesday marks a decade since the unofficial close of the ‘supersuit’ era that changed the history of swimming forever.

  66 Comments

Mexican Nationals Postponed Due To Winds, Likely To Be Cancelled

The Mexican Winter Nationals in Veracruz are at risk of being cancelled altogether due to heavy winds.

  7 Comments

Joaquin Gonzalez Piñero, 17, Breaks Another Argentinian Senior Record

Born in Colombia and a resident at the United Arab Emirates, Joaquin Gonzalez Piñero is the new Argentinian national record holder for the men’s 200-meter IM.

  Comment First!

Rapsys & Guy Battle To The Wall In Men’s 200 Free At Lausanne Cup

Great Britain’s James Guy got silver in the men’s 200m free tonight, giving Lithuanian European Short Course Champion Danas Rapsys a run for his money.

  Comment First!

Santos & Guy Get It Done On Night 1 Of Swim Cup Lausanne

While competing on night 1 in Lausanne, James Guy of Great Britain came within .22 of the 200m fly time he put up for bronze in Glasgow.

  1 Comment

Juan Ignacio Mendez Breaks Oldest Argentinian Record 24 Years Later

The 19-year-old stormed through the men’s 200-meter backstroke field, breaking Guillermo Mediano’s 24-year-old national record.

  Comment First!

Stephanie Balduccini Wins 100 Breast to Complete “the Cycle” in Brazil

At the 2019 Brazilian 15-16 interclub championships, Stephanie Balduccini won the 100 breast, 100 fly, 100 back, and 100 free in her age group.

  Comment First!

Guilherme Costa Breaks 3rd South American Record of the Weekend at U.S. Open

Showing off his blistering back-end speed yet again, Brazil’s Guilherme Costa finished his scintillating meet with a 3rd Brazilian and South American Record.

  Comment First!

Stephan Steverink Breaks 2 More Brazilian Age Records on Friday

Steverink is now up to 5 Brazilian Age Records in 3 days at the Brazilian 15-16 summer championships after breaking the 800 free and 200 breast records.

  1 Comment

Guilherme Costa Breaks 2nd South American Record in 2 Days at U.S. Open

Guilherme Costa broke the South American Record in the 800 free on Wednesday, and on Thursday took more than a second off the 400 free record as well.

  Comment First!

15-Year Old Stephan Steverink Adds 4:21 in 400 IM to Big Results in Brazil

15-year old Brazilian Stephan Steverink continues to turn heads at the national age championships this week in Vitória.

  9 Comments

Gabriel Araya Breaks Chilean National Record in 200 Fly Time Trial at U.S. Open

Gabriel Araya has broken the Chilean Record in the 200 fly several times in the last 2 years. His latest effort pulls him closer to an Olympic Invite.

  1 Comment

6 Swimmers Among 30 Athletes Nominated for IOC Athletes’ Commission

Federica Pellegrini is one of 6 swimmers, and 30 athletes, who will vie for 4 elected spots on the International Olympic Committee’s Athletes’ Commission.

  Comment First!

Guilherme Costa Breaks South American Record in 800 Free at U.S. Open

Guilherme Costa cut 3.5 seconds off his South American Record in the men’s 800 free to win the U.S. Open title on Wednesday.

  Comment First!

WATCH: Fastest 800 Free Heats from Night 1 of 2019 US Open

Watch Brazil’s Guilherme Costa down his own South American record in the 800 free by multiple seconds.

  Comment First!

Want to take your swimfandom to the next level?

Subscribe to SwimSwam Magazine!