Brandonn Almeida 15:12 Brazilian Record Books Two Tickets: Worlds Senior & Junior

Brandonn Almeida [still, CBDA]

Brandonn Almeida, of Corinthians, stole the show on day 2 at the Maria Lenk Trophy in Rio de Janeiro, a 15:12.20 victory in the 1500m freestyle establishing a Brazilian record inside the 15:12.69 at which the standard had stood to Luiz Arapiraca since 2011. The win booked tickets to world champs senior and junior

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Brandonn Almeida, of Corinthians, stole the show on day 2 at the Maria Lenk Trophy in Rio de Janeiro, a 15:12.20 victory in the 1500m freestyle establishing a Brazilian record inside the 15:12.69 at which the standard had stood to Luiz Arapiraca since 2011. The win booked tickets to world champs senior and junior

Comments

Danjohnrob

Mr Lord, I have been informed by a Brazilian acquaintance that at their championships/trials a swimmer’s fastest performance, whether it occurred in prelims or finals, counts as their qualification time. You may already be aware of this; I’m only pointing it out because apparently Pereira swam a faster time in prelims and earned the second qualification spot for Kazan in the 100 fly. Apparently in Brazil you can also qualify for Worlds with a relay lead-off time, but such a time can only be used to qualify for a relay spot. I had never heard of this until yesterday.

Rafael

It is partially correct.. to add to that, we use 2 championships to quality.. Open (That was last year after SC Worlds) and Maria Lenk.
Pereira quali time at 100 fly is 52:27 from Open.

The relay part is true. but only if you did not swim the individual race (You can´t try to quality for a spot on 4×200 relay on the relay race if you already swam the individual 200 free race and did not qualify)

Danjohnrob

Rafael, Thanks for clarifying. It’s all very confusing to me! The fact that Cielo can actually use a time from last year (the Open) to qualify for Worlds this year is amazing. In any other country that I’ve heard of you could only use a time from last season to petition onto a team in a case of illness or injury.

Craig Lord

It is relatively rare, Danjohnrob, and in some cases unheard of among the biggest swim nations … though last December is ‘this season’ in terms of the way things tend to fall, the end of one l/c season often August/Set after the major event (none withstanding the odd INTL that falls sep/oct… the intl swim calendar is a mess, like a supermarket in which you find he shelves and products changed every time you go in ….).
Thanks for your clarification, Rafael

Danjohnrob

Sorry to be annoying, but I want to make sure I understand. So if I’m correct, Cielo and many of the Brazilian swimmers qualified last December for Kazan, but their times don’t show up on the Fastskin World Rankings because they happened in 2014?

Craig Lord

Correct, Danjohnrob… l/c rankings have been per calendar year (s/c Aug 1 to Jul 31) for four decades and there’s no good reason to change that. Just that Brazil wants to use multi-meets and timeframes to select teams – they’re southern hemisphere, so the Dec open is a summer meet…(no that that ‘excuses’ the oddly of it all 🙂

Danjohnrob

Thanks so much Rafael and Mr Lord! This is my first year following the World Champ’s qualification process throughout the world, and I must say it’s pretty complicated since every country seems to make their own rules and set their own time standards. In the past I’ve just paid attention to the US and focused on how our times compare with those listed on your excellent World Ranking list here, but now I understand some of the qualification times may not even be on that list because they’re from 2014, ugh! I also just realized that Australia and Brazil are running their Trials for the summer World Champ’s in their fall?! OK, I’m stupid. I will go find a dunce cap now…

Rafael

Actually we just began fall a weeks ago.. but the time is not fall.. Today was 35º C on the morning..

Brazil CBDA really needs to use indoor pools with controlled temperatura and humidity. We had a LOT of wind on monday, rain yesterday and a unberabable heat today!

Rafael

Brandonn had another amazing day
Kazan 400IM: 4:15:82.. I think Gunnar WJR may get down on Kazan.. he did that 1 day after the 1500m

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