Brazil, Latin America & Caribbean

Argentinian Women Enter Strong Team for South American Championships (PSYCHS)

Delfina Pignatiello won the 200, 400, and 800 freestyles at the 2018 South American Championships and is back to defend her titles in 2021.

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Azura Aquatics/Montverde Swimming to Host Olympic Qualifying Meet in May

Azura Aquatics and Montverde Swimming in Florida have decided to host a FINA approved qualifying competition from April 29 – May 2, 2021.

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High-Level International Meets For March 2021

We may see China’s backstroking king Xu Jiayu in the water this March, with the nation hosting its 2nd national meet of the year.

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Two Argentinian Records Go Down at National Selection Meet

Juan Ignacio Mendez (above) re-broke his own Argentina Record in the 200 back this week at the country’s second selection meet for the South American Championships.

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Ledecky, Manuel, Adrian Slated for LC Return at San Antonio PSS (Psych Sheets)

Katie Ledecky, Simone Manuel, and Nathan Adrian are all expected to make their long course return at the Pro Swim Series in San Antonio next week.

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Brazilians Larissa Oliveira, Felipe Messias Highlight Flamengo Time Trials

2016 Olympian Larissa Oliveira had a trio of solid swims in the women’s freestyle events, posting the top time in the 50, 100 and 200 free.

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Andre Brasil Files Lawsuit Against IPC After Being Reclassified as Ineligible

14-time Paralympic medalist Andre Brasil was reclassified as ineligible during the 2019 reclassifications. He missed the eligibility margin by 1 point.

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Cesar Cielo Gives Personal Account on Defining Moments of his Career

Cielo also dives deep into his experience at the 2008 Olympics, admitting that mentally he was in quite a bad place heading into the 100 free

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Fratus Starts 2021 Season With 22.10 / 50.12 Freestyle Swims

Bruno Fratus raced for the first time this year over the weekend, posting the fastest times in both the 50 and 100 free at Florida Sectionals.

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Just 14.5% of Japanese Surveyed Think Olympic Games Should Go Ahead as Planned

In a recent survey done by Kyodo news, over 85% of respondents think that the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games should be postponed or canceled.

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The CEO of Tennis Australia says Current Tokyo Olympics Plan “Cannot Work”

Craig Tilley of Tennis Australia says that he believes that the current strategy to host the Tokyo Olympics won’t work, based on experiences with the Australian Open.

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Tokyo Olympic Relay Qualification Update – Men’s 800 Free Relay

Mack Horton and the Australians lead the pack as the Aussies will be looking for their first gold in the 800 free relay since 2000

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Olympic Athletes Playbook Will Minimize the Atmosphere at the Athlete’s Village

Athletes will need to maintain distance in Tokyo in adherence with hygiene and safety protocols for the coronavirus

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Tokyo 2021 Olympic Relay Qualification Update – Mixed Medley Relay

The Mixed Medley Relay will be making its Olympic debut in Tokyo. Australia, USA, Great Britain and Russia are the leading medal contenders.

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Brazilian Women’s Relays Will Have Qualifying Opportunity For Tokyo At Trials

With zero Olympic relay spots locked up, the Brazilian women will now have the opportunity to put up qualifying times at the nation’s Olympic Trials in April.

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