Brazil, Latin America & Caribbean

Xin Xin Tops Olympic 10K OW Qualifier, 15 More Athletes Set for Rio

Nine athletes, led by China’s Xin Xin, qualified to for the women’s marathon 10k swim in Rio earlier today. They will join the top 10 swimmers from the 2015 FINA World Championships and another 5 continental representatives in Rio.


Etiene Medeiros Pulls Out of Mare Nostrum Tour Due to Asthma

Brazil’s Etiene Medeiros will not compete in any of her remaining events on the Mare Nostrum tour this week due to…


Mexico City to Host 2017 IPC World Swimming Championships

The IPC has announced that Mexico City will host the 2017 International Paralympic Committee Swimming World Championships. Originally, Mexico City…


Uruguay Set to Send Two Swimmers to Rio

Uruguay will be sending Ines Remersaro and Martin Melconian to represent the country in the pool at the Rio Olympic Games…

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Mexico Announces Roster Of 19 For Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

Mexico has announced a team of 19 swimmers that will represent them at the 2016 Paralympic Games.

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Argentine Martin Carrizo Off Olympic Roster Due To Failed Doping Test

Argentine Olympic Committee President Gerhard Werthein announced that Argentine swimmer Martin Carrizo has been removed from his nation’s Olympic roster after having failed a doping test.


3 Relay Swimmers Officially Added To Brazil’s Olympic Roster

With the final round of relay qualifying for the 2016 Rio Olympics closing on May 31, Brazil has officially qualified two more relay teams, adding 3 relay-only swimmers to its Olympic roster.


15-Year-Old Raurich Breaks Brazilian Age Record With 2:00.26 200 Free

Rafaela Raurich broke a Brazilian age record for 15-year-olds, going 2:00.26 at the South Brazilian Youth Championships.

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Nicolas Oliveira Picks Up Three Wins At Super MG Meet in Brazil

Nicolas Oliveira picked up three wins at the short course (25m) Super MG meet over the weekend in Brazil.

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WHO Says Moving Olympics Won’t Stop Spread of Zika Virus

In an open letter sent to the World Health Organization (WHO) earlier this week, a group of152 scientists (as of…


Anti-Doping: Retesting Of London Samples Results In 23 Positives

The retesting of London samples renders unfavorable results for 23 athletes.


Gisela Morales Estará Ausente en Río 2016

  Hace unos días SwimSwam tuvo la oportunidad de entrevistar a Gisela Morales, una de las máximas exponentes de la…

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Brazil Expands Probe, Looking Into Possible Olympic Corruption

Problems continue to arise as Rio fast approaches with the building of Olympic venues now under investigation for corruption.

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Less Than 75 Days From Rio, Key Qualifying Opportunities Still Remain

Roy Burch of Bermuda is just one athlete who still has an opportunity to hit a FINA Olympic-qualifying time at one of the remaining meets happening worldwide between now and Rio.

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Latest Look At Women’s Relay Standings And Qualifying Headed Into Rio

There were a few shake-ups in the women’s relay standings as a result of the European Championships.