Brazil, Latin America & Caribbean

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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Mexico Overhauls Entire Technical Staff Following Late-2018 Disputes

According to documents obtained by SwimSwam, Mexico has let go much of its technical committee following disputes at the end of 2018.

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Luis Martinez Breaks Guatemalan Record in 100 Fly, Misses FINA “A” Cut

2019 PRO SWIM SERIES- KNOXVILLE January 9-12, 2018 Alan Jones Aquatic Center, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 50m (LCM) pool Meet…

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Joao De Lucca was Considering Retirement Last Summer (Video)

Knoxville 200 free champ Joao De Lucca was not so long ago not even sure he would ever swim another 200 free

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Water Polo Arena Finalizing Preparations for 2019 Pan Ams in Lima

What’s on the line for this tournament? Direct qualification for the upcoming summer Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020.

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2018 Swammy Awards: Nicholas Santos, Male S. American Swimmer of Year

38-year-old Nicholas Santos of Brazil ended 2018 with both a World Record and a World Championship, though not at the same time.

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Brazil To Hold Men’s Freestyle Relay Camps In January & February

Brazil will hold a pair of relay camps for their men’s 4×100 and 4×200 free teams as they hone in on those events heading into the 2020 Olympics.

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2018 Swammy Awards: CAC Male Athlete of the Year Dylan Carter

Dylan Carter had a breakthrough year in 2018, with his first major international medals at the senior level.

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2018 Swammy Awards: S. American Athlete of the Year Julia Sebastian

Julia Sebastian was the only South American woman to break a long course continental record in 2018.

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Se batieron 6 récords venezolanos en el campeonato del mundo

El equipo que representó a Venezuela en el mundial de curso corto en Hangzhou logró 6 nuevos récords nacionales, todos ellos conseguidos por Jeserik Pinto, Mercedes Toledo e Isabella Paez.

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Scheffer Breaks South American 200 Free Record To Close Brazil Open

Fernando Scheffer dropped a 1:45.51 swim in the men’s 200 freestyle for a new Continental Record.

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Conciecao and Cardona Defend Titles on Day 1 of 2018 Brazil Open

2016 Olympian Miguel Valente was one of six individual champions on the first day of the 2018 Brazil Open.

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Poor Water Quality Sickens Swimmers at Mexican Short Course Nationals

400 swimmers received medical treatment due to poor water quality at the Mexican Short Course National Championships, according to local news reports.

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2018 Swammy Awards: CAC Female Athlete of the Year Alia Atkinson

Jamaican Alia Atkinson continues to carry the torch for the Caribbean and Central American women. The most successful female swimmer in the region’s history, Atkinson added 2 more World Championship gold medals and a bronze to her haul in 2018.

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Cesar Cielo Not Confirming Retirement, Will Make Decision In 2019

Cesar Cielo hasn’t made up his mind on whether or not he’ll retire after competing in Hangzhou.

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