Thiago Pereira to take on 8 different events at Pan American Games is reporting that Brazilian swimmer Thiago Pereira will take on a full event load at this summer’s Pan American Games, with 5 individual events and 3 relays.

Pereira leads all Brazilian swimmers with 8 entries, planning to swim the 100 back, 100 fly, 200 breast, 200 IM and 400 IM, plus all three relay races.

That means over the 5-day meet, Pereira will be doubling up nearly everyday, though his events fall nicely enough that he’ll never have to swim three events in a single session.

Here’s a look at what Pereira’s day-by-day schedule will look like:

Tuesday, July 14

4×100 free relay

Wednesday, July 15

200 breast
4×200 free relay

Thursday, July 16

400 IM
100 fly

Friday, July 17

100 back

Saturday, July 18

200 IM
4×100 medley relay

That aggressive lineup should allow Pereira an opportunity to add to his total medal haul at the Pan American Games. The 29-year-old is the winningest Brazilian athlete in any sport at Pan Ams, holding 12 total gold medals in his two Pan Am appearances.

Pereira will be competing in the Charlotte Pro Swim Series next week, where his lineup will be much lighter. The Brazilian is only entered in 4 races, the 200 breast, 200 IM, 400 IM and 100 fly. He may be adding to that, though, as Brazil has entered relays in the men’s 4×100 free, 4×200 free and 4×100 medley relay events. Pereira seems a possibility to compete on at least one or more of those relay teams.

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5 years ago

On pan am he will swim 4×100 prelims only. On other relays just the finals

Reply to  Rafael
5 years ago

Rafael, As somebody who follows Brazilian swimming closely, I’d be interested to know your predictions for Thiago in Kazan and Rio.

5 years ago

Thiago Pereira Predictions for Kazan:

• 100 Fly- 51.40-51.90

• 100 Back- 53.00-53.50

• 200 Breast- 2:08.90-2:10.30

• 200 IM- 1:55.8-1:56.9

• 400 IM- 4:08.7-4:10.0

5 years ago

a lot of bold predictions(like 53flat in back when his best is 53high).
I am sad to tell you, but Pereira will swim only 200IM and 400IM in Kazan.Probably he will swim 100fly just to try to earn a final medley relay slot.Your prediction is valid only for PanAms.

5 years ago

Thanks, DaBrazilianBoi and DDias! I appreciate your response!

5 years ago


5 years ago

Danjohnrob. Pereira is a contender on both im. He probably wants 1:55 low and 4:08 low mid. Also a 51 fly. And to be part of the 4×200 relay and medley. Brazil has 3 guys who may go 1:46 relay on pereira Nicolas and de Lucca. If anyone shows up by Rio could be good. For medley if Brazil had a 53 low back could contend also

Reply to  Rafael
5 years ago

Do you think De Deus could do fly and Pereira could do back? I don’t know if it would be faster to do that or have Guido do back and Pereira fly?

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