The Danish Swimming Federation has named 12 men to their roster of “Great Danes,” an internal initiative that hopes to raise the level of their men’s swimming program to that of their women’s.
Magnus Westermann Herlev swimming
Morten Bak Hansen JGI / A6
Daniel Skaaning STT / VAT Copenhagen / NTC
Daniel Steen Andersen Horsens Swim Club / NTC
Joachim Mortensen Aalborg Svømmeklub
Emil Klingberg Quick Kastrup
Viktor Bromer Aalborg Svømmeklub
Magnus Jakubsson Sigma Swim Allerød / NTC
Sebastian Ovesen Slagelse Swim Club / Swim Team Uttaranchal
Kevin Witt Christensen Farum Svømmeklub
Søren Dahl Herlev Swimming
Anton E. Ipsen Sigma Swim Birkeroed
These swimmers will be offered special training camps and international-level competition opportunities in the hopes of developing them into serious international contenders by 2016.
Among the top names on this team are National 200 fly Record holder Vikrot Bromer (only 20 years old); recent North Carolina State in the U.S. commitment Anton Ipsen; and 2013 European Junior Champion in the 100 fly Daniel Steen.