2018 Dutch Short Course Open Championships
The final day of the Dutch Short Course Open Championships saw more age records go down, this time courtesy of Jari Groenhart. The 18-year-old dismantled a 200m back men’s record that’s been on the books for 18 years.
Groenhart registered a time of 1:56.98 in the morning, then went even fastest in the evening to win silver in 1:56.16. Gold went to Lander Hendrickx of Leuven Aquatics, who won just .05 ahead of Groenhart 1:56.11.
Luc Kroon, who established a Dutch National Youth Record in the men’s 200m freestyle earlier in the meet, also notched another mark tonight in the men’s 400m free. The 17-year-old dropped the Youth Record down to 3:44.37.
Winning the 400m was Maarten Brzoskowski, who stopped the clock in 3:43.44.
For the women, Nienke Jonk produced a new Dutch Record for 16-year-olds, taking 4th in the 100m fly in 1:00.19. Kinge Zandringa was the gold medalist in the event in 58.51, representing the only swimmer under 59.