Brazil, Latin America & Caribbean

Uruguayan National Runner-Up Nicolas Culela Given 4 Year Doping Suspension

The Disciplinary Tribunal of the National Anti-Doping Organization of Uruguay has handed swimmer Nicolas Martin Caulela Magnani a four-year doping suspension…

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Swimming Photographer Satiro Sodré Released From Hospital After COVID-19 Scare

Sodré is Brazil’s most famous swimming photographer, and his work is frequently featured by us here at SwimSwam.

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Coronavirus Update: Brazil’s CBDA Cancels All Events Until July 5

Brazil’s CBDA has canceled its calendar across all aquatic sports until July 15 amid an escalation of reported COVID-19 cases in the nation.

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World Juniors Medalist Murilo Sartori Commits to Louisville for Fall of 2021

Brazilian Murilo Sartori, the 200 free bronze medalist at the 2019 FINA World Junior Championships, has verbally committed to Louisville for the fall of 2021.


Argentinian Swimmers Continue Training Towards 2021 Games Amid Quarantine

Resulting from the confinement, all training facilities in Argentina have locked down, compromising athletes’ ability to fulfill their training programs.

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Vini Lanza Creatively Finds A Way To Train At Home In Brazil

The three-time NCAA champion has been training in a lake at a family farm, even creating his own lane ropes.


IOC Sets Date For Postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Let the countdown begin, as the IOC announces the official new start date of the 2020 Olympic Games, rescheduled to next year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Read, Watch, Play: What Elite Swimmers Around The World Are Doing At Home

Does Bruno Fratus love Monopoly? Which book is helping Aimee Willmott pass the time? Check out what elite swimmers are reading, watching & gaming while home.


Rio 2016 Olympian Marcos Macedo Joins Fight Against Coronavirus In Brazil

The 29-year-old retired swimmer is at the forefront of fighting the epidemic, working 80 hours a week aiding hospitals in the city of Sao Paulo.

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Liliana Ibáñez: “la decisión de posponer las Olimpiadas es la correcta”

La nadadora más rápida de México se mostraba contenta con la decisión del COI, ya que tendrá más tiempo para preparar los Juegos de Tokio.

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Brazil Cancels 2020 Olympic Trials; Will Aim for Year-Ending Championship Meet

Bruno Fratus (above) was Brazil’s only medalist in an Olympic event at the 2019 World Aquatics Championships, taking silver in the 50 free.

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Brazilian Olympic Trials Now Pushed To June

As a testament to how quickly things are changing due to the evolving COVID-19 situation worldwide, another Olympic Trials competition has been moved.

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Your Guide To All Of The International Olympic Swimming Trial Meet Changes

There hasn’t been an hour gone by without a meet or event being cancelled or postponed due to the coronavirus. Get the big-picture view of it all here.


Brazil Still Planning to Hold Olympic Swimming Trials, But Without Spectators

In spite of the CBDA trying to downplay the severity of the coronavirus outbreak, the Brazilian Olympic Committee has pulled spectators from April’s Olympic Trials.

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Olympic-Qualifier South American C’ships Cancelled Due To Coronavirus

The CADDA has announced that the South American Swimming Championships slated for later this month have been cancelled due to COVID-19.