Brazil, Latin America & Caribbean

3-Time Olympian Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace Retires from Swimming

Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace spent 3 years as the fastest 100 yard freestyler in history from 2011 through 2014.

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Cesar Cielo Pulls Out of 2018 South American Swimming Championships

Besides Cielo, Viviane Jungblut was also announced this week to have withdrawn, with both being replaced by the next-best available swimmers.

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Rafaela Raurich Lowers Pair Of SCM Brazilian Junior Records

17-year-old Rafaela Raurich lowered a pair of Brazilian junior national SCM records in the 200 and 400 free.

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Brazil Names Roster For Open Water World Juniors

Brazil has named their roster for the 2018 FINA Open Water World Junior Championships.

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De Deus, Almeida Lead Brazilian World Military Swimming Champs Roster

Brazil will send 20 swimmers to compete at the 2018 World Military Swimming Championships in Samar, Russia August 16th – 23rd, including 9 Olympians.

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New Aquatic Center Possibly In The Works For Cayman Islands

The Cayman Islands Aquatic Sports Association (CIASA) is reportedly coming close to making a new aquatic center happen after years of community lobbying.

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Henrique Martins Tests Positive, Panel Hearing Upcoming

Brazilian Olympian Henrique Martins has tested positive for a banned substance, and will present his case at a doping panel hearing in Switzerland, according to Brazilian media.

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Brett Hawke Among Those Named To Brazilian Coaching Staff For Pan Pacs

Brett Hawke will be one of the Brazilian coaches at the 2018 Pan Pacific Championships.

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University of Delaware Hires Pablo Marmolejo as New Head Coach

Marmelejo was previously an assistant with the program from 2012-2015.

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Andrea Berrino Doubles Up On Day 4 Of Argentinian Championships

Andrea Berrino won a pair of events on the final day of the 2018 Argentinian National Championships.

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Breeja Larson Wins 2nd Event of 2018 Argentina National Championships

After a tight race in the 50 breaststroke, Breeja Larson was unchallenged in the 200.

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Kobrich Beats Biagioli in Veteran-Packed 800 Free in Argentina

Kristel Kobrich beat long-time South American rival Cecilia Biagioli on day 2 of the Argentina National Championships.

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Breeja Larson Wins 50 Breast on Day 1 of Argentina Championships

Larson beat Argentina’s Macarena Ceballos in the 50 breaststroke, though Ceballos still qualified for the South American Championships.

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2018 Brazil Trophy Champ de Deus Swam Through Blister-Causing Virus

The 2018 Brazil Trophy 200 fly champion swam through the competition with a virus that caused his hands and feet to blister.

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Brazilian Aquatic Sports Budget Drops by 64% in 2 years

Just 1 year after the Rio-hosted 2016 Olympics, the budget of the Brazilian Confederation of Aquatic Sports (CBDA) has fallen…

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