Santos Sets 50 Butterfly Record At Brazilian National Championships

The Brazilian National Championships opened today in Porto Alegre with 44 clubs and 270 swimmers attending the event which will run until Saturday December 21st. The Long course meet has two categories; the Senior Championships, which is a competition for the Daltely Guimaraes Trophy and the Open Championships.

The race for the Daltely Guimaraes Trophy involves athletes that are 20 years and older and is run during the morning session. The evening session is the Open competition where the top eight from the morning no matter what age compete for the championships.

The competition is a qualification meet for the South American Championships and is one of three qualification meets for the Pan Pacific Championships. The other two include the BHP Billiton Super Series in late January and the Maria Lenk Festival in April.

The morning’s events saw four athletes put up winning times that were faster than the Pan Pacific standards:

  • Women’s 50 butterfly – Daynara de Paula – 26.67
  • Men’s 50 butterfly – Nicholas Santos – 23.43
  • Women’s 50 breaststroke – Beatriz Travalon – 31.98
  • Men’s 50 breaststroke – Felipe Franca da Silva – 27.44

A new championship record was also set in the Women’s 4 x 100 freestyle with the SESI-SP A team winning the event in a time of 3:46.18.

Daltely Guimaraes Trophy Team Scores:

  1. Pinheiros – 80 pts
  2. Minas – 71 pts
  3. Corinthians – 47 pts

The Open Tournament in the evening once again saw the winners of the 50 meter events record Pan Pacific qualifying standards:

  • Women’s 50 butterfly – Daynara de Paula – 26.57
  • Men’s 50 butterfly – Nicholas Santos – 22.95
  • Women’s 50 breaststroke – Carolina Bergamaschi – 31.83
  • Men’s 50 breaststroke – Felipe Franca da Silva – 27.03

Santos who won the men’s 50 butterfly by over a second also broke the championship record in the event beating his own mark of 23.10 which he posted last year. Etiene Medeiros also broke a championship record in the women’s 100 backstroke winning the event in a time of 1:01.40 breaking Fabiola Pulga Molina‘s 2007 record of 1:01.75.

Other event winners are as follows:


  • Women’s 100 backstroke – Etiene Medeiros – 1:02.27
  • Men’s 100 backstroke – Fernando Ernesto dos Santos – 54.68
  • Women’s 800 freestyle – Poliana Okimoto – 8:47.28
  • Men’s 1500 freestyle – Lucas Kanieski – 15:28.35
  • Men’s 4 x 100 freestyle relay – Minas A – 3:17.57


  • Men’s 100 backstroke – Guilherme Guido – 54.82

*The 800 and 1500 freestyle championships are shared results between the two competitions.

Thank you to D’artagnan Dias who is helping cover the meet in Brazil


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I know this is unrelated but didn’t know where to put it, just looking over south australia swimming champs and kyle charmers has a seed for 100m free of 48.63! Is this right? The results site says it was a lead off swim, but if so that’s crazy quick


IIRC, that is his SCM time


That’s also what I thought, but the results site says he did it LC in a relay lead off


Actually you are right!!!

he swam 48.63 LCM!!

at 15 yo!!!

I am stunned!

bobo gigi

It must be a big error. It’s impossible. He has a 50.86 record in long course. And in short course he has a 49.45 record.
He has swum 52.86 in the 100 free prelims at these South Australian championships. Final to come.
Live results here.


Yes I also thought an error maybe, too bad the school sport results don’t show splits though because then well never know.
Yeah Victorian champs have been on too, very fast times by a few swimmers, mack horton from 100-1500 swam very well

bobo gigi

He has won the final in 50.56. A new PB for him. But forget the crazy 48.63.


Yeah saw that, very good swim. Mack horton swam 50.3 which was a small pb and also went 15:13 at vic champs


It could be an error. But here’s the results from that school sports meet relay in September:

However, some of the times look dodgy, so yes it could be an error.

the 48.63 is listed here though (which could be an automatic error as well):

bobo gigi

I’m sure that Rafael or DDias will be happy to see we talk about Australian swimming on the Brazilian page. 🙂


Either way, still supporting the yellow and green 😛


Yes, both Australia and Brazil are yellow and green!



Not a problem at all..

Not anything really interesting going on,, except that santos did that time with a very bad start this time.. he had the Worst RT.. and his coach said him to swim with tech, not using his physical power so he want him to keep that speed on the 100m fly.. if he.. who is not a new guy, become world class on 100 fly.. it will be something quite rare..

bobo gigi

So, if we are allowed to talk about Australian swimming on the Brazilian page, why not about French swimming?
I’ve found 2 videos of the Yannick Agnel’s great performances from the last weekend in Baltimore.
500 free final in 4.10.

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