HardCore Swim of the Week: Etiene Medeiros’ triple-record run highlights a rebound short course season for Brazil
In 2012, Brazil won just two total medals at Short Course World Championships. In 2014, Etiene Medeiros could match that total all by herself.
Etiene Medeiros won her third event of the meet and made her fourth Worlds cut with a new South American record in the 50 back.
Finkel day 4 prelims: Felipe Franca breaks South American record, qualifies for Worlds in two events at once
Felipe Franca of Corinthians had himself a great 100 breaststroke on Thursday morning, breaking a continental record while qualifying for Worlds in two events with his one race.
Cesar Cielo put up a lightning-quick relay split on day 1 of the Jose Finkel trophy, and at prelims of day 3, he followed it up with the world’s fastest 50 free of 2014.
Thiago Simon, Julia Sebastian set South American breaststroke records on day 2 of Jose Finkel Trophy
South American records went down in both 200 breaststrokes on the second day of the Jose Finkel Trophy in Brazil.
Cielo blasts giant relay split, Heemskerk wins twice on opening night of Brazil’s Jose Finkel Trophy
Cesar Cielo put up a huge 20.57 split on the 4×50 free relay, one of the highlights of the Jose Finkel Trophy’s first night.
Brazil’s selection meet for this winter’s Short Course World Championships, called the Jose Finkel Trophy, is underway in Guaratingueta, and the first breach of the record books has already happened.
Thiago Pereira prepares for the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships in Australia. Check out a full photo vault of Team Brazil here.
The Cal women will be battling among themselves in the backstroke races for spots in finals, but they’ll have to deal with a bigger threat from the Australians in the evening.
Cal Golden Bear Anthony Ervin had the fastest morning swim in the 100 free, though it took as much to even get him into the final.
Corinthians’ Felipe Franca was the headliner of the first day, jumping to 3rd overall in our 2014 World Ranks by winning the 50 breaststroke in 27.27.
The 20-year-old Sjostrom went 1:55.04 to win the women’s 200 free, improving her already-world leading time by a half second and taking another two tenths off her Swedish record in the race.
Brazil took the lead in the pool on day one of the South American Games in Santiago, Chile
After four days of competition in Porto Alegre at the Brazilian Senior Open National Championships Etiene Pieres Medeiros walked away as the top female performer at both the Senior and Open Championships.