Rafaela Raurich Heads Brazilian Team for World Junior Championships

Brazil’s swimming federation, CBDA, has announced its roster for the 2017 World Junior Championships. The meet will take place in Indianapolis this summer, featuring the world’s top junior swimmers.

One of the biggest names on the roster is 16-year old Rafaela Raurich, who has broken Brazilian and South American age group records her young career. This past October as a 15-year-old, she broke the South American age group record in the 200 free with a 2:00.14, becoming the fastest 15- or 16-year-old in that event in South American history.

On the boys’ side is Caio Pumputis, who recently took third at the 2017 Maria Lenk Trophy. The Brazilians are very deep in the 100 breast, but they lack depth in the 200– Pumputis will look to change that as one of the best young breaststrokers in Brazil.


  • Rafaela Raurich (Curitibano)
  • Fernanda Goeij (Curitibano)
  • Camila Mello (Minas Tênis)
  • Maria Luiza Pessanha (Pinheiros)
  • Maria Eduarda Sumida (Pinheiros)
  • Arica Péree (Aceb/BA)


  • Caio Pumputis (Pinheiros)
  • Lucas Peixoto (Grêmio Náutico União)
  • Breno Correia (Pinheiros)
  • Matheus Gonche (Sesi)
  • João Paulo Andrade (Fluminese)
  • Marco Túlio Santos (Corinthians)
  • Luiz Gustavo Franco Borges (Pinheiros)
  • Kayky Marquart Mota (Centro Olímpico/Novos Cielos/SP)
  • Enzo Putinati Kihara (Corinthians)
  • Rodolfo Marka Fraga (Pinheiros)

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About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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