Barra da Tijuca
Barra da Tijuca (mostly referenced as Barra) is a neighborhood or bairro in the West Zone of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, located in the western portion of the city on the Atlantic Ocean. Barra is well known for its beaches, its many lakes and rivers, and its lifestyle.
Barra da Tijuca is classified as one of the most developed places in Brazil. Barra da Tijuca, built only 30 years ago, follows the Modernist standards, with large boulevards creating the major transit axis. A mix of modernity, sustainability and nature create the newest side of the city of Rio de Janeiro.
In August 2016, Barra hosted most of the venues of the 2016 Rio Olympics, the first held in South America.
Open Water Swimming
- It is site of the 16 km Travessia do Leme à Barra da Tijuca.
- Ricardo Perlingeiro Mendes da Silva Completes Travessia do Leme to Barra da Tijuca
- Welcome to the New Year: A Successful Travessia do Leme ao Pontal by Emerson Pereira
- Izabela Oliveira Rodrigues, Ana Paula Lima Vilarinho Complete Travessia do Leme ao Pontal
- Marcio Junqueira Completes Travessia do Leme ao Pontal
- Edgar Adalberto Coelho, Persistent, Determined, Victorious
- Swim Leme to Pontal Swimming Association
- Leme To Pontal, a 35 km Coastal Challenge
- World Open Water Swimming Association
- Open Water Swimming
- Leme beach
- A Music Marathon, From Leme to Pontal
- Marathon Swimming
- Alessandra Rossi Cima Sets Leme to Pontal Course Record