Pair of Brazilian Age Sprint Records Go Down on Friday Morning at Guimaraes Trophy

On Friday morning of the 2013 Daltely Guimaraes Trophy in Porto Alegre, a pair of training partners from the Unisanta club in Sao Paulo broke Brazilian Age Records in long course meters.

In the 100 free, a hallowed event given the sprinting history of the country, Felipe Ribeiro de Souza was a 51.00, and his training partner Matheus Santana was a 49.21. Ribeiro is 15 years old, Santana is 17-years old, and both are the fastest ever done by swimmers of their age in that country, including better than Cesar Cielo, Joao de Lucca, Bruno Fratus, and Marcelo Chierighini.

Those swims were done as exhibitions and to qualify for the open final at night. The top 20-and-over athletes in the morning heats are the “Senior Champions,” and the top 8 of any age qualify for the “Open” finals at night. The official Senior Championship went to Nicolas Oliveira of Minas Tenis in 49.38.

Santana, who still has a year to go, is approaching the 49-second barrier that as far as we can tell only Cameron McEvoy (48.07),  Caeleb Dressel (48.97) and Yannick Agnel (48.80) have done outside of the rubber suit era (three Europeans did it in 2009).

Also in the morning, Graciele Hermann of GNU won the women’s 100 free in 55.24, and Leonardo de Deus scared the Brazilian Record with a 3:51.32 in the men’s 400 free. That just missed the 3:51.18 done by Armando Negreiros in 2007.

Full morning winners are below.

Winners – 3 day – Daltely Guimarães Trophy – 20/12/2012
100m free W – Graciele Hermann – Grêmio Náutico União/RS – 55s24
100m free M – Nicolas Oliveira – Minas – 49s38. The junior Matheus Santana, from Unisanta, made the best time, 49s21.
200m breast W –Juliana Marangoni Marin – Minas – 2m35s58
200m breast M – Tales Cerdeira – Unisanta – 2m13s11
50m back W – Etiene Medeiros – Sesi – 28s15* (CR)
50m back M – Guilherme Guido – Pinheiros – 24s95*
200m individual medley W –Julia Vokmann – Grêmio Náutico União – 2m22s98. The junior Nathalia Almeida, from Flamengo, made 2m22s97
200 individual medley M – Henrique Rodrigues – Pinheiros – 2m01s13
400m free W – Manuella Lyrio – Minas  – 4m18s92. Best time by Carolina Bilich, from Minas, 4m18s25.
400m free M – Leonardo de Deus – Corinthians – 3m51s32

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1 Correction and 1 doubt.

51.19 was Felipe Entry time (From Jr. Worlds), he went 51.00 at the race.

And I think Mcevoy broke the 49 barrier too? That is not right? And what about Thorpe?

I dont remember very well, but i think McEvoy 48.07 was made at 18years-old no?
The fastest 17years-old is not Danila Izotov 48.40 in shiny suit(2009)?McEvoy best at seventeen was 48.5, i think.

Aswimfan, where are you?


You are correct. McEvoy swam 48.58 in 2012 Australian olympics trials when he was 17 yo. He then swam 48..07 in 2013 Aus worlds trials when he was 18. Danila Izotov swam 48.45 in shiny suit at 2009 Mare Nostrum-Canet at 17 yo. Thorpe swam 50.21 at 15 yo, but he also split 49.52 in the same meet (1998 commonwealth games). At 16, Thorpe swam 49.98 at 1999 national champs, however he then (still at 16 yo) split 48.45 at 1999 Pan Pacs to anchor Aus first historic victory over USA – which was then repeated a year later at the Olympics. This, I think is most stunning (ok, maybe not in the same class as his 3:41.8 at the… Read more »


McEvoy 48.58 when he was 17yo.

Thorpe 49.45 (17yo) and 48.81 (18yo)

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