2017 SWEDISH SUMMER NATIONALS
- June 30th, 2017 – July 4th, 2017
- Boras, Sweden
It’s starting to become normal for Sarah Sjöström to drop 23’s in the 50 LCM free outside of championship meets. This is far from the first time she’s been under 24 in the calendar year, and tonight in Sweden she was 23.85 to win the 50 free national title by over a full second. That time is just off of her lifetime best of 23.83 from the Swedish Open in April, her qualifying meet for Budapest Worlds.
Louise Hansson was 2nd in that race in 25.15. Nobody in the world has come within three tenths of Sjöström this year.
Michelle Coleman grabbed another win, going 1:00.64 in the 100 back to break her own meet record from 2014. 2nd was Ida Lindborg in 1:01.52. For the men’s 50 back, Jesper Björk went 26.03 for the victory.
The men’s 400 free came down to the touch with a very close race between 1500 winner Victor Johansson and Adam Paulsson. It was Johansson who came through at the end, though, going 3:52.33. Paulsson was 2nd in 3:52.65, with Kristian Kron third in 3:59.28, also under four minutes.
- Swedish record-holder in this event Johannes Skagius was 28.01 to take the men’s 50 breast.
- In the women’s 400 IM, Auburn swimmer Jacqueline Hippi was 4:56.43 to take the win.
- Tobias Klasson went 33.49 in the men’s para 50 back to score 700 points for the win.
- In the women’s para 50 free, Maja Reichard posted a 30.83, scoring 990 points to win.
- Agnes Kramer earned the win with 531 points in the women’s para 100 back (1:30.05).