Worlds Roster Qualifiers Through Day 1 Of Brazilian Championships


The 2023 Absolute Brazilian Swimming Championships kicked off last night and already we’ve seen four swimmers hit qualification marks for this summer’s World Championships.

A total of 468 athletes across 66 clubs are entered in the five-day competition, which serves as the sole qualification meet for the World Championships, Pan American Games, World Junior Championships and World University Games.

As a refresher, the Brazilian Swimming Federation (CBDA) is following the World Aquatics ‘A’ cuts for qualification, with the exception of the 50 back, 50 breast and 50 fly.

The 50s cuts dictated by the CBDA are as follows:

Through one day of competition, the following athletes have gained unofficial qualification for the 2023 World Championships.

On her making the cut, Roncatto said, “This achievement is the result of a lot of resilience and hard work, in addition to being very good for women’s swimming and Unisanta’s swimming.”

For his part, Da Costa stated, “I think I’m faster than last year and this season we focus more on the 200 and 400 freestyle. I’m motivated to be able to enter the 4×200 relay and be able to help.”

Mota said on his 100m fly qualification, “This season has been a great battle. I am happy with the result and I just have to thank those who participated in this journey.”

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3 months ago

Maria Costa whose PB was 4:17 high before yesterday.

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3 months ago


Reply to  Rafael
3 months ago

Huge drop. How old is she?

Reply to  Troyy
3 months ago

21, but she was out for a few time due to some heart issues

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