2019 SWIM CUP – EINDHOVEN
- Friday, April 12th – Sunday, April 14th
- Pieter van den Hoogenband Swimming Stadium, Eindhoven, Netherlands
- KNZB Selection Criteria
- Dutch Worlds Qualifiers After The Hague
- SwimSwam Meet Preview
- Day 1 Prelims Recap/Day 1 Finals Recap
- Day 2 Prelims Recap
- Start Lists
Arjan Knipping nearly took down the long-standing Dutch National Record in the men’s 400m IM tonight in Eindhoven, settling instead for a tie of the 4:15.38 mark set way back in 1997.
While competing on night 2 of the 2019 The Swim Cup – Eindhoven, the 24-year-old Knipping produced a winning 400m IM mark of 4:15.38 en route to standing atop the podium, smashing his lifetime best of 4:16.78 he threw down just last weekend at The Hague.
His time ties the same 4:15.38 that now-National Training Centre Eindhoven Head Coach Marcel Wouda registered all the way back at the 1997 European Championships when he won gold.
As fast as Knipping’s outing tonight was, it still fell just shy of the 4:15.04 World Championships qualifying mark established the Royal Dutch Swimming Federation (KNZB).
Knipping’s effort kicks Japanese Olympic champion Kosuke Hagino out of the top 10 performers in the world this season with tonight’s swim.