2016 German Championships, swimmers under prelims nomination times


  • Thursday, May 5 – Sunday, May 8, 2016
  • Prelims: 9 am local, Finals: 5 pm local, on Sunday: 4 pm local
  • Schwimm- und Sprunghalle im Europa-Sportpark (SSE)
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Short reminder of German Olympic qualification procedure: The 2016 German National Championships are the first part of a two-step nomination procedure for the Olympic Games. The athletes had to swim defined times at National Championships in prelims and in finals. All swimmers who achieve the times will be part of the so-called “long list” and must inform German Head Coach Henning Lambertz in the period of one week after German Nationals in which meet they want to confirm the required performance of the nomination process: at one of the three meets of the Mare Nostrum tour or the German Open. They can only choose ONE of these four possibilities. For this meet, other times are set which are approximately 1,5 % slower than those at German nationals. All swimmers who reach the times and have also finished first or second at the German National Championships will qualify for Rio.


The following swimmers made it under the required German prelims standard on day 4 in prelims:

Women’s 100m Butterfly
Nomination times: Prelims 58,77, Final 58,35

Franziska Hentke in 58,77
Aliena Schmidtke in 58,58
Alexandra Wenk, NEW GERMAN NATIONAL RECORD in 57,76


Men’s 100m Butterfly
Nomination times: Prelims 52,38, Final 51,94

Marius Kusch in 52,31
Philip Heintz  in 51,84
Steffen Deibler in 52,38


Women’s 50m Freestyle
Nomination times: Prelims 25,22, Final 24,94

Dorothea Brandt in 24,83


Men’s 200m Freestyle
Nomination times: Prelims 1:48,18, Final 1:47,17

Clemens Rapp in 1:47,95
Paul Biedermann in 1:47,30
Florian Vogel in 1:47,58
Christoph Fildebrandt in 1:47,28
Jacob Heidtmann in 1:47,84


Men’s 200m Breaststroke
Nomination times: Prelims 2:12,33, Final 2:10,43

Christian vom Lehn in 2:12,02

Marco Koch in 2:12,51 –  this is slower than prelims nomination standard but he only had to finish first or second in the final tonight at this championships because he won the gold medal in this event in Kazan.


Women’s 100m Backstroke
Nomination times: Prelims 1:00,91, Final 1:00,25

Johanna Roas in 1:00,62


Men’s 100m Backstroke
Nomination times: Prelims 54,34, Final 53,96

Jan-Philip Glania in 54,06


Men’s 50m Freestyle
Nomination times: Prelims 22,51, Final 22,27

Björn Hornikel in 22,36

Damian Wierling in 21,81 – NEW GERMAN NATIONAL RECORD!!!!!!!!!!!!

Women’s 200m Freestyle
Nomination times: Prelims 1:59,35, Final: 1:58,27

Johanna Friedrich in 1:59,26
Annika Bruhn in 1:59.07







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I think the required times in the finals should be:
1:47.17 for mens 200 free and 2:10.43 for mens 200 breast
For everyone who doesnt know it, in general it it:
Required time in prelims = 20th fastest time from 2015 wc prelims
Required time in finals = 12th fastest time from 2015 wc prelims