Brazil, Latin America & Caribbean

Brazil Reveals World C’ships Qual Procedures, But With Major Curveball

The Brazilian Confederation of Aquatic Sports (CBDA) has revealed its selection criteria for this summer’s FINA World Championships, which includes one head-scratching restriction.

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50 Back WR Holder Medeiros Shifts Focus to Sprint Free for Tokyo

The world record holder has her eye on medalling at the 2020 Olympics.

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Cesar Cielo Parts with Pinheiros, Will Not Make Bid for 2019 Worlds

Despite retirement speculation, the decision signals that Cielo has his eye on the 2020 Olympics.

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Kelsi Dahlia Swims Season-Best in 50 Free at Copa Heller

Dahlia was one of several international stars imported to Mexico for the meet, including Cesar Cielo and Alia Atkinson.

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High-Level International Meets For March 2019

Mark your calendars with dates for the March 2019 international swimming events.

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Brazil to Send Six Men for the 4 x 100 Freestyle Relay in Tokyo 2020

Noting its potential to win a medal in a relay event at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, Brazil will send six swimmers to compete on the men’s 4 x 100 freestyle relay, which will allow two of the athletes to rest during prelims and save their energy for the final.

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Bruno Fratus to Make Post-Surgery Return at Florida Sectionals, Will Swim Champions Series

Brazilian sprint star Bruno Fratus will make his first competitive appearance since undergoing shoulder surgery at Florida Sectionals in March,…

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Kolesnikov, C. Campbell Headline Second Wave of FINA Champions Series Commits

International stars Kliment Kolesnikov and Cate Campbell will race in the 2019 FINA Champions Series, headlining the growing list of athletes to commit over the past week. 

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Cesar Cielo Still Training Despite Retirement Speculation

It remains unclear if sprinting great Cesar Cielo will retire imminently.

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Iconic Atkinson Awarded Twice, Named Jamaica Sports Woman Of The Year

30-year-old Jamaican swimmer Alia Atkinson was recently awarded the RJRGLEANER Sports Foundation Sports Woman of the Year Award, making this the Olympian’s 2nd consecutive honor.

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Dates of 2019 Brazil Trophy Change to Avoid SA Youth Conflict

The Maria Lenk Aquatic Center will play home to the 2019 Brazil Trophy: the meet formerly known as the Maria Lenk Trophy.

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High-Level International Meets For February 2019

Jot down these key dates on your swimming calendar.

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Bergliaffa Breaks Argentina National Records in 200 IM

Santiago Bergliaffa is the newest Argentine National Record holder.

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Brazilian Olympian Felipe Lima Becomes U.S. Citizen

Olympian and individual bronze medalist at the 2018 FINA Short Course World Championships, Felipe Lima of Brazil, has become a United States citizen.

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Bastian Named Junior Athlete of the Year by Nassau Guardian

Florida State freshman swimmer Izaak Bastian was tabbed as the 2018 Male Junior Athlete of the Year by the Nassau Guardian.

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