Brazilian Swimmers Craft Letter Calling For Reformation From the CBDA

Jul 14, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Bruno Fratus of Brazil celebrates as his team wins the men's 4x100m freestyle relay final during the 2015 Pan Am Games at Pan Am Aquatics UTS Centre and Field House. Mandatory Credit: Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports
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Brazilian swimmers, both past and present, recently signed an open letter in which they called for reformation from the Brazilian Swimming Federation (CBDA).

The CBDA has been in scrutiny after the previous president Coarcy Nunes was arrested and they lost their most trusted sponsor, the national postal service Correios.

The letter, composed in Portuguese, is addressed to the Brazilian president and Brazilian Olympic Committee. In it, athletes both past and present ask for support from their government and the Olympic Committee so that Brazil’s aquatic athletes can continue to compete despite the condition of the federation.

Some of the things asked for were that scheduled competitions be guaranteed, a new president be put in charge of the CBDA, and basic funds for the athletes continue so that they can continue to inspire future generations.

Olympian Bruno Fratus posted the letter on to his official Facebook page on April 7th. Among the signees were Cesar CieloEtine MedeirosThiago Pereira, Poliana Okimoto, and Fernando Scherer, among others.

Read the letter (in Portuguese) on Fratus’ Official Facebook Page:

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