2019 FINA WORLD AQUATICS CHAMPIONSHIPS
- All sports: Friday, July 12 – Sunday, July 28, 2019
- Pool swimming: Sunday, July 21 – Sunday, July 28, 2019
- The Nambu University Municipal Aquatics Center, Gwangju, Korea
- Meet site
- Competition Schedule
- FinaTV Live Stream
- Entry Lists
The Brazilians have been underperforming at this year’s World championships, only managing to claim 2 silver and 2 bronze medals. Aside from Bruno Fratus qualifying second into the 50 free final, the men’s 4×200 free relay really took a hit after their 2018 SC Worlds performance.
In the heats, the quartet of Luiz Altamir Melo, Fernando Scheffer, Joao de Lucca, and Breno Correia broke the Brazilian and South American record in the event with a 7:07.12 that qualified 6th into the final. During the final, the Brazilians swam a 7:07.64 to finish 7th overall. While they broke the national/continental record in the event, the country had an underwhelming showing after breaking the short course world record in the event. All members except for de Lucca were part of the 2018 SC World title-winning relay.
Looking into their finals splits, all members gained tenths off their lifetime flat-start bests. With their lifetime bests combined, and no allowance for rolling starts, the quartet would have swum 7:05.56, which still would have finished in 7th place overall.
|Swimmer||Lifetime Best||Finals Split|
|Luiz Altamir Melo||1:46.78||1:47.72|
|Joao de Lucca||1:46.62||1:47.11|
Broken South American Records:
- Men’s 4×200 Free Relay: Brazilian/South American record, 7:07.12
South America — Day 6 Medal Table