Open Water Swimming in South American Championships

The South American open water swimming team has certainly shown a lot of strength leading up to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.  South American swimmers, led by the Brazilians have been a strong force  throughout the world circuit and  today at at the South American Championship  in Valparaiso Chile the 10K was contested.  Brazil’s Allan do Carmo took the men’s 10K in a time of 1:56.43, two seconds in front of Diego Vera of Venezuela 1:56.45 – Ecuador’s Santiago Enderica was third in the race 1:56.50.

In the women’s event it was Kristel Kobrich of Chile capitalizing on the home course advantage with a dominating win.  Kobrich finished the race in 1:58.06, well ahead of Cecilia Biagioli of Argentina (1:59.35) and Ana Marcela Cunha of Brazil (2:00.15).

Complete results from today’s event are here

Tomorrow the open water team event will take place with the Brazilians a strong favorites.

The South American Games are a multi sport championship event hosted this year in Santiago Chile.  The Brazilians are currently atop the medal count with a today of 218 medals.  Just as in the Olympics their will be a Para South American Championships later in the month which will include pool events.




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Mike Lewis is a freelance commercial, sport and lifestyle photographer based in San Diego.  Mike began making photos in the early 80’s and immersed himself in all aspects of the photographic arts.  Mike’s professional career in in photography began after 12 years working within the United States Olympic movement; he …

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