Schedule For Maria Lenk Champs: The Final Brazilian Olympic Qualifier

The full schedule for Brazil’s Maria Lenk Open Championships has been released. The meet, Brazilian swimmers’ second and final chance to make the Brazilian Olympic team, will take place April 15th through April 20th.

The first competition, the Brazilian Open, resulted in 23 swimmers hitting Olympic ‘A’ cuts during the meet, but not all of them can be confident in their spot on the team. The Maria Lenk Open Championships will provide an additional opportunity for swimmers to stake their claim on the Brazilian roster. You can follow this link for a refresher on Brazil’s Olympic selection criteria and this link for a bit more analysis.

The meet is being held the meet is being held at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium, the newly constructed facility within the Rio Olympic Park Precinct. The competition marks the first official event to be held at the brand new facility, which will then host the CPB Paralympic International Open and Aquece Rio International Water Polo Tournament later that same month.

The competition will be a closed meet, meaning that only athletes, coaches, officials, and swimmers’ families will have access to the site.

The full schedule (in Portuguese) is linked here (courtesy Best Swimming).

Friday, 4/15 Saturday 4/16 Sunday 4/17 Monday 4/18 Tuesday 4/19 Wednesday 4/20
M 400 IM W 100 Back W 200 Free M 100 Free W 100 Free M 50 Free
W 100 Fly M 200 Free M 200 Fly W 200 Fly M 200 Back W 50 Free
M 400 Free W 100 Breast W 200 IM M 200 Breast W 200 Breast M 100 Fly
W 400 IM M 100 Back M 200 IM W 200 Back
M 100 Breast W 400 Free M 1500 Free
W 800 Free


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5 years ago

Are the dates the 15-20 of April or 25 to 30th? the first sentence says one thing and the event list says another?

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