2021 BRAZILIAN OLYMPIC TRIALS
- Monday, April 19th – Saturday, April 24th
- Prelims at 9:30 am local; Finals at 6:30 pm local
- Long Course Meters (50 meters), prelims/finals
- Brazilian Olympic Selection Policy
- Meet Site
- Heat Sheets
- Prelims Schedule
- Finals Schedule
- Live Results
- Day 1 Recap
- Day 2 Recap
With two days of racing down at the 2021 Brazilian Olympic Trials, Brazil’s Olympic squad has grown from two to six swimmers.
Fernando Scheffer and Breno Correia mirrored their 1-2 finish at the 2019 Pan American Championships in the 200 free, earning spots on Brazil’s Olympic roster. Scheffer’s time of 1:46.28 ranks him 16th in the world this season.
Correia’s chopped half-a-second off his previous lifetime best from the 2019 World Championships to earn 2nd. Both swimmers were well under the Olympic qualifying time of 1:47.02. Correia’s time of 1:46.72 ranks him 19th in the world this season:
The 100 backstroke prelims foreshadowed National Record-holder and 2016 Olympian Guilherme Guido would run away with the win, but it was 4th seed Guilherme Dias Masse who overpowered him at the end. In true photo-finish style, Dias Masse wore down Guido’s .33 second lead to .01.
Not only was it physically a close race, but they also had a tight race with the clock as well. Dias Masse beat the Olympic qualifying time of 53.85 by .01, meaning that Guido tied it to the hundredth of a second. This still qualifies him for the Olympic roster.
Dias Masse is now ranked 17th in the world this season and Guido is 18th:
There are still 4 more days of competition left for swimmers to secure a spot on Brazil’s Olympic roster. Racing continues tomorrow morning at 9:30 am local time (8:30 am EDT) with the women’s 200 IM, men’s 200 butterfly, and women’s 200 freestyle.
Brazilian Olympic Roster After Day 2
- Guilherme Costa: 400 freestyle
- Felipe Lima: 100 breaststroke
- Fernando Scheffer: 200 freestyle
- Breno Correia: 200 freestyle
- Guilherme dias Masse: 100 backstroke
- Guilherme Guido: 100 backstroke
FINA “A” Standards:
|MEN’S CUT||EVENT||WOMEN’S CUT|
|48.57||100 m freestyle||54.38|
|1:47.02||200 m freestyle||1:57.28|
|3:46.78||400 m freestyle||4:07.90|
|7:54.31||800 m freestyle||8:33.36|
|15:00.99||1500 m freestyle||16:32.04|
|53.85||100 m backstroke||1:00.25|
|1:57.50||200 m backstroke||2:10.39|
|59.93||100 m breaststroke||1:07.07|
|2:10.35||200 m breaststroke||2:25.52|
|51.96||100 m butterfly||57.92|
|1:56.48||200 m butterfly||2:08.43|
|1:59.67||200 m individual medley||2:12.56|
|4:15.84||400 m individual medley||4:38.53|