Coleman Clocks Lifetime Best SCM 100 Free To Close Out Swedish C’ships


On-fire Swedish swimmer Michelle Coleman already made her mark on these Short Course Championships in Muktellbadet by hitting the 2nd fastest 100m backstroke time of her career on day 3.

Competing on the final day of the meet, however, the 26-year-old versatile star busted out a new lifetime best of 51.47 to take the 100m free title by over 3 seconds. Splitting 24.79/26.68, Coleman’s time crushed her previous career-quickest mark of 51.92 set at the 2014 Short Course World Championships in Doha.

Her swim there started in 24.95 and closed in 26.97, showing how the Swede was simply quicker all-around when establishing her wicked-fast 51.47 last night.

At the 2018 Short Course World Championships in Hangzhou, China, Coleman touched in a time of 52.24 to find herself one spot shy of the podium in 4th. Had her 51.47 PB been performed there, Coleman would have come away with the silver.

Coleman’s 51.47 PB now checks her in as the 10th fastest performer all-time in this SCM 100 freestyle event.

Behind Coleman in the race was Hanna Eriksson, who touched well back in 54.49, but still got under the 54.53 qualifying time set for the 2019 European Short Course Championships coming up in Glasgow this December.

The men’s 100m free also saw a qualifier in the form of Christoffer Carlsen, who hit the wall in 47.52 to slide .11 under the Glasgow QT.

Finally, Adam Paulsson got the job done in the men’s 400m IM, winning the race in a European Short Course Championships-worthy time of 4:07.48.

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It was powerful to see!


Coleman is on fire lately and it’s a wonder she’s not swimming in ISL.


I remember reading a Swedish article saying she was asked to participate (most likely energy standard considering she has competed for them in the Energy for Swim) but she declined…

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