Brazil, Latin America & Caribbean

Spanish WJR Holder Vazquez Ruiz Takes 400 IM Title In Portugal

Spain’s World Junior Record holder and reigning World Junior champion in the women’s 400m IM, Alba Vazquez Ruiz, collected gold her in specialty event.

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2020 Pura Loulé Day 1 Finals: Top 3 1500 Freestylers Finish Within .5 Seconds

Catch up on action from day 1 in Portugal, including a 3-way battle in the men’s 1500 free that resulted in the top 3 finishers touching within a fingernail.

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Mexico: CONADE President Ana Guevara Under Investigation Over Alleged Extortion

Ana Guevara, president of the Mexican Sports Commission (CONADE), is accused of alleged extortion and faces charges along with two other CONADE officials.

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Brazil Re-opens Olympic Training Center

As Brazil sends some athletes to train in Portugal, they have announced they will be reopening their own Olympic training center in Rio de Janeiro.

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Brazilian National Teamers Travel To Portugal To Resume Training

A handful of Brazil’s top aquatic athletes have traveled to Portugal to resume their training for next summer’s Olympic Games.

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High-Level International Meets For August 2020

With the next edition of the Summer Olympic Games fewer than 1 year away, swimmers are narrowing their focus once again on their Tokyo target.

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Felipe Lima Joins Energy Standard In His First Practice Since March

Olympian Felipe Lima is back in the pool after a pandemic-induced break, joining his Energy Standard teammates for a 3-week training camp in Turkey.

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Auburn Swimmer Santiago Grassi Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Aside from Delfina Pignatiello and Julia Sebastian, Grassi remains one of three Argentinian swimmers who have already qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Games.

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La ecuatoriana Samantha Arévalo se entrena en Francia tras superar el Covid-19

Arévalo, dos veces olímpica y subcampeona del mundo de aguas abiertas en 2017, se infectó por Coronavirus en marzo tras un campo de entrenamiento en Turquía.

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Olympic Finalist Joao Gomes Jr Tests Positive for COVID-19

He was supposed to be among the first batch of Brazilian Olympic hopefuls flying to Portugal this Friday for a training period between July and December.

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Beyond The Lane Lines: Gender Balance Within Swim Ireland

Catch up on swimming stories from around the web, including Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and more in this edition of Beyond the Lane Lines.

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World Jr Championships Semi-Finalist Fernanda Celidonio Commits to Louisville

Brazilian backstroker Fernanda Celidonio placed 12th in the 50 backstroke at the 2019 World Junior Swimming CHampionships.

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2016 Olympian Valerie Gruest Announces Retirement; Reveals Childhood Abuse

Valerie Gruest, who was 9th in the 1650 free at the NCAA Championships as a freshman, has officially announced her retirement from swimming.

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South American Swimming Readying For Comeback As Governments Ease Lockdown

Nations such as Peru, Colombia, Uruguay or Paraguay will see swimmers back on deck, following in the footsteps of Ecuador, Argentina or Brazil.

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Beyond The Lane Lines: Hangzhou 2022 Goes Underground

Catch up on this week’s Beyond the Lane Lines, featuring swimming stories spanning Arizona to Panama to China to Australia.

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