PHOTO VAULT: Raia Rapida – see life in Rio’s ‘Fast Lane’

Brazil hosted some of the top swimmers from the U.S., South Africa and Australia this weekend for the Raia Rapida, a sprint-based format meet with multi-round knockout races.

You can find our full recap of the meet here, but you can also get an inside glimpse of the action with this vault of photos from Satiro Sodre, which captures the meet format and the beautiful setting of Rio de Janeiro, where the world’s best will once again convene in just two years for the 2016 Olympic Games.

All photos courtesy of Satiro Sodre.

Treino, Botafogo

Nicholas Santos

Cameron van der Burgh

Cameron van der Burgh

Backstrokers off the start

Backstrokers off the start

Anthony Ervin

Anthony Ervin

Nicholas Santos

Nicholas Santos

Treino, Botafogo

Breaststroke to butterfly exchange

Treino, Botafogo

Guilherme Guido

Nicholas Santos

Nicholas Santos

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Jared Anderson swam for nearly twenty years. Then, Jared Anderson stopped swimming and started writing about swimming. He's not sick of swimming yet. Swimming might be sick of him, though. Jared was a YMCA and high school swimmer in northern Minnesota, and spent his college years swimming breaststroke and occasionally pretending …

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