Brazil, Latin America & Caribbean

FINA’s Automatic Entry To World Cup Finals Altered For Cluster #2

Headed into the 2nd cluster kicking off in Hong Kong this weekend, FINA has tweaked the criteria for individual medalists having direct access to the final. 

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Mixed Gender Entrants, 4 Nations Confirmed For Raia Rapida Meet

The four teams for Brazil’s 2017 Raia Rapida (translates to “Fast Lane”) sprint meet have been confirmed: the host nation, the United States, Italy and Argentina. And for the first time, the meet will feature both men and women – two swimmers of each gender per team.

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Brazilian Stefano Batista of Carmel Swim Club Verbally Commits to Ohio State

Stefano Batista, who was born in Brazil but now lives in Indiana and swims for Carmel High School and Carmel Swim Club, has made a verbal commitment to The Ohio State University for 2018-19.

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Brazil’s Arilson Silva Adds Hungarian Liliána Szilágyi To Squad

Hungary’s young talent Liliána Szilágyi will now train under Brazilian coach Arilson Silva.

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Bruno Fratus To Help Team Brazil Seek Third-Straight Raia Rapida Title

We’re less than a month away from Brazil’s annual sprint format showdown meet, and Bruno Fratus has already been named as one of the four members of a home team looking to win its third consecutive title.

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WATCH: Brazilian Women Finish Open Water Race Alongside Men

Watch two Brazilian women race men to the finish of an Brazilian Open Water Championships 10K.

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After Earthquake, IPC Postpones ParaSwimming World Championships

The championships were due to begin on September 30th in Mexico City.

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Mexico Olympic Committee Says All Athletes Safe After Earthquake

Mexico has been rattled by two major earthquakes in 2 weeks.

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Mexican Federation Reneges On Promised Apology, Reparations To Mendoza

The Mexican Swimming Federation has failed to follow through on promises of a public apology and on financial reparations to a former synchronized swimmer who says she was mistreated by the federation.

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Brazilian Swimming Federation Imposes Youth Tech Suit Ban

The Brazilian Swimming Federation (CBDA) has announced that it will be prohibiting tech suits for age group swimmers.

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Official 2018 Pan Pacific Championships Website Now Available

The official website, www.panpacs2018.com, is now available to the public, with general competition information available at this time.

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Brazil Sets Selection Procedures For Major 2018 Meets

Brazil’s swimming federation, the CBDA, has announced its selection procedures for the major international meets of 2018, along with the domestic events that will allow swimmers to qualify for international teams.

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Manuella Lyrio to Train with Kylie Masse in Canada

Manuella Lyrio is leaving Brazil to train at the University of Toronto. 

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Marcelo Chierighini Temporarily Leaves Auburn to Train at Pinheiros

Brazilian sprinter Marcelo Chierighini has relocated his training base from Auburn back to his home country of Brazil, for the time being….

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2017 World Juniors: USA Adds 10 Medals on Final Night of Competition

The USA finished with double the number of total medals earned by any other country. They tallied up 32 medals, while Japan and Hungary tied for 2nd with 16 medals each.

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