Fernando Scheffer Sets South American Record in 200 Free

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The 2018 Brazil national meet continued with some fast-paced swimming from South America’s biggest clubs.

Minas’ Fernando Scheffer dominated the 200 free, breaking the South American record to finish in 1:46.08. Pinheiros’ Manuella Lyrio won the women’s 200 free in 1:59.23.

Pinheiros has 2,042 points, while Minas has 1.717 and Unisanta has 912.

Unisanta’s Gabrielle Roncatto won the 400 IM (4:45.98) while Corinthians’ Brandon Almeida (who swims at South Carolina) won the men’s race in in 4:16.01.

In the women’s 50 fly, Daynara de Paula of SESI-SP clocked a 26.41 to win. Unisanta’s Nicholas Dos Santos won the men’s event in 22.97 — the No. 2 time in the world behind Ben Proud in 2018.

Former Tennessee star Kira Toussaint, swimming for Minas, won the 100 back in 1:00.94. In the men’s meet, Indiana University’s Gabriel Fantoni, representing Minas, won in 54.07, finishing just ahead of Guilherme Guido (54.61).

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Author: Daniel D'Addona

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Dan D'Addona is the lead college swim writer for Swimming World. He has covered swimming at all levels since 2003, including the NCAA championships, USA nationals, Duel in the Pool and Olympic trials. He is a native of Ann Arbor, Michigan, and a graduate of Central Michigan University. He currently lives in Holland, Michigan, where he also is the Sports Editor at The Holland Sentinel.

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