Team Brazil comes away from this Olympic Games medal-less, only the second host nation to do so in swimming in this century besides Greece from 2004.
After a disappointing day for the host country Brazilians, the final hope for a swimming medal seems to lie on Bruno Fratus, who will compete in the men’s 50 free Thursday and (possibly) Friday.
Katie Ledecky will swim her first individual event of these games this morning, taking things out in the heats of the 400m freestyle. The world record holder will be looking to enter her first Olympic final in this event.
The Brazilian Swimming Federation (CBDA) has released its qualification criteria for the 2016 World Short Course Championships, which will be held in Windsor, Canada from December 6th-11th…
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Live recap of day 1 finals at the Mare Nostrum Circuit – Canet en Roussillon.
Etiene Medeiros will head up a team of 21 Brazilians heading to the Mare Nostrum series in Europe in June.
Olympian Thiago Pereira will be one of the ten swimmers to spend a few weeks training in Flagstaff at high altitude.
Larissa Oliveira needs to drop a tenth from her morning swim to earn an individual Olympic berth in the women’s 100 freestyle.
There were only three events on Day 3 of the Maria Lenky Trophy, but the action was just as intense. In the end, two newly minted FINA ‘A’ Olympic qualification standards and a fresh set of records were achieved.
Etiene Medeiros, Nicolas Oliveira, Joao De Lucca, and Guilherme Guido were the only Brazilians to achieve FINA ‘A’ standards and an Olympic ticket on Day 2 Finals at Maria Lenk.
Guilherme Guido (above) approached his 100m back South American Record by one one-hundredth of a second in Day 2 prelims of the Maria Lenk Trophy.
Esteban Enderica set new Ecuadorian and South American Continental records in the 1500 free on the final day of the 2016 South American Championships.
Andrea Berrino of Argentina broke her own 50 backstroke national record by nearly a second at this weekend’s South American Championships.
Swimmer Federico Grabich notched a new Argentine National Record in the men’s 200m freestyle tonight, just one of a multitude of national records to fall by the time day 1 of the South American Championships concluded.