Auburn-based sprint standouts Bruno Fratus and Marcelo Chierighini, who train with the Tigers’ post grad group, will be racing in the sprint freestyles.
Pedro Spajari won a close battle in the Junior-2 boys 100 free, touching in 49.61 over Felipe Ribeiro de Souza (49.76).
In the finals of the women’s 200 breast, Turkey’s Viktoria Gunes obliterated the Junior World Record with a 2:19.64, closing in on Rikke Moeller Pedersen’s World Record of 2:19.11.
Australia’s Kyle Chalmers took home the men’s 100 freestyle title in a new championship record of 48.47
Team USA will go with Michael Taylor on the backstroke leg, Reece Whitley on the breaststroke leg, Michael Andrew on the fly leg, and Maxime Rooney anchoring on the free leg.
Brazil’s Pedro Spajari broke American Caeleb Dressel’s 100m freestyle championship record of 48.97 leading the semi-finals in a blistering 48.87
The second day of Brazil’s Winter Junior and Senior Champs saw perhaps the next in the long line of elite Brazilian sprinters nab the headlines.