Nine meet records fell over the course of the two day championships in Luxembourg over the weekend. The meet was an Open meet, featuring swimmers from Luxembourg as well as Great Britain, the Netherlands, and a few other countries.
The first day of competition featured the 50 back, 50 fly, 400 IM, 100 breast, 100 free, and the 4×100 medley relays.
Arjan Knipping of the Netherlands had one of the biggest swims of the day, breaking the meet record in the men’s 400 IM with his time of 4:28.48. Julie Meynen also had a strong 100 freestyle. She was .18 seconds off of her national record of 55.29 with her time of 55.47. That time, however, did break the meet record of 55.74 from 2013.
Other individual winners from day 1 include:
- Women’s 50 Back – Eliza DUFFY – 30.10
- Men’s 50 Back – Jean-Francois SCHNEIDERS – 27.00
- Women’s 50 Fly – Ilse KRAAIJEVELD – 27.78
- Men’s 50 Fly – Julien HENX -24.89
- Women’s 400 IM – Niamh HOFLAND – 5:02.27
- Women’s 100 Breast – Sarah VASEY – 1:09.56
- Men’s 100 Breast – Laurent CARNOL – 1:01.93
- Men’s 100 Free – Nyls KORSTANJE – 51.43
The second day of competition saw five meet records fall. The first record was broken by Monique Oliver. She won the women’s 800m freestyle with a time of 8:50.99. Charlotte Evans followed up Oliver’s performance by breaking the meet records in both of the backstroke events. She won the 100 backstroke with a 1:03.04 and the 200 backstroke with a 2:15.58. Sarah Casey broke the final individual record of the day, the women’s 50 breaststroke. She broke the record the first time in prelims with her time of 31.96. In finals, however, she significantly lowered the record once again with a winning time of 31.35. That time is just outside of the top 25 times in the world this year.
To see the meet results from the 2015 Luxembourg National Championships, click here.