Brazil, Latin America & Caribbean

FINA Announces Postponement of World Short Course Championships to 2021

The announcement comes after FINA previously postponed the FINA World Aquatics Championships from 2021 to 2022 to avoid an Olympic conflict.


Beyond The Lane Lines: Phelps, Ikee, Klueh, Meili, Bovell & More

Loads of big names are included in this edition of Beyond the Lane Lines, including Michael Phelps, Rikako Ikee, and Trinidad & Tobago Olympian George Bovell.


Former CBDA President Coaracy Nunes Dies At 82

Nunes, who suffered from terminal Alzheimer’s disease, also initially tested positive for COVID-19 before a second test came back negative.

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Bruno Fratus Says Cesar Cielo’s World Records Will Fall Before 2021 Olympics

During a recent interview, Bruno Fratus of Brazil stated that Cesar Cielo’s longstanding freestyle world records will fall before the 2021 Olympic Games.


Brazilian Paralympian Receives 12-Month Suspension, Stripped of Medals

Pereira tested positive at the 2019 Parapan American Games where she won medals in both the 50 and 100 meter freestyles.


2021 Commonwealth Youth Games Postponed To Possibly 2023

Another prestigious international event has fallen off the calendar due to the coronavirus pandemic: the 2021 Commonwealth Youth Games.

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Partners in Performance: Bruno Fratus and Michelle Lenhardt

Lenhardt, Fratus’ wife, plays a crucial role in supporting the Brazilian sprint star, including in the lead-up to the 2017 World Championships in Budapest.


Roadmaps 2.0 – Mapping International Swim Stars: Men’s 50 Free

There have been many men who have held the title of “fastest in the pool”, but who has what it takes to hold the title at Tokyo 2021?


Swimming From Home: Bruno Fratus on Keeping his Mind Active, Swimming History

Though you may be more familiar with his recent work (back-to-back 50 free silvers at world champs), Fratus has been in the swimming game for a long time


Odyssey Comes To An End For Ecuadorian Swimmers As They Return Home

The group included reigning Pan-American marathon swimming champion Esteban Enderica, along with teammates David Farinango and David Castro.

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Biochemist LC Cameron Invited To Be Head of Brazilian Doping Control

LC Cameron was on the 2016 Olympian Gabriel Santos’ defense team for his doping violation earlier this year and has been working extensively at UNIRIO.

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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.