The Bergen Swim Festival will kick off tomorrow in Bergen, Norway. The competition will see a number of strong international competitors including Hungarian Katinka Hosszu who will be looking to erase Krisztina Egerszegi from the Hungarian record books.
Hosszu, who already holds long course national records in the 50, 100, 200 and 400 freestyle, 50 and 100 backstroke, 200 butterfly and the 200 and 400 IM, will look to break the legendary Egerszegi’s 200 backstroke mark. Egerszegi posted a 206.62 at the 1991 European Championships, last weekend in Nancy Hosszu put up a 2:06.81.
Hosszu’s time currently ranks second in the world to Emily Seebhom who recorded a 2:06.69 earlier this year.
There will be 677 swimmers in total representing 92 different clubs and 16 different countries participating in the meet.
Some of the other notable international swimmers include:
From Hungary Daniel Gyurta, Gergely Gyurta and Katinka Hosszú.
From Germany Marco Koch and Reva Foos.
From the Czech Republic Simona Baumrtova, Barbora Zavadova, Jan Self, Pavel Janečka and Martina Moravickova.
From Sweden Sarah Sjøstrøm, Jessica Billquist, Alexander Nystrom, Una Finmann, Linnea Lindberg, Stefan Nystrand, Michelle Coleman, Jennie Johannsson and Simon Sjødin.
From the Faroe Islands Pal Joensen.
From Denmark Pernille Blume, Mie Nielsen, Julie Levis and Viktor Bromer.
Full results can be found here.