2018 SWEDISH NATIONAL SHORT COURSE CHAMPIONSHIPS
Day 1 of the 2018 Swedish Winter Nationals is in the books. In the first finals session, a couple meet records were broken, including one by national record holder Erik Persson.
Persson, who holds Swedish records in the 100/200 breast in long course and in the 200 breast in short course, topped the field in the 200 breast tonight in Stockholm. He stopped the clock at 2:04.96, which is a bit off of the 2:03.86 NR time he did in December of 2017 at the 2017 European Championships. Persson is already pre-qualified for the 2018 World Championships in Hangzhou, and his swim today set a new meet record.
Unfortunately, it looks as though Persson and the other pre-approved roster members will not be gaining any new roster-mates today, with only Persson getting very close to the Swedish qualifying standards (he was under the 200 breast cut by a half second).
The only other person, besides Persson, who was really in the ballpark of a Worlds cut was Simon Sjodin. He was 52.89 to set a meet record, but fell short of the 52.51 qualifying standard.
- 100 breast (W) – Hannah Brunzell (1:07.40)
- 50 fly (M) – Sebastian Holmberg (23.23)
- 100 fly (W) – Ida Liljeqvist (59.58)
- 400 free (M) – Adam Paulsson (3:43.48)
- 200 IM (W) – Hanna Bergman (2:12.94)
- 800 free (W) – Hanna Eriksson (8:33.68)
SWEDISH WORLDS QUALIFIERS
- Sarah Sjöström (will compete at Energy for Swim instead)
- Louise Hansson
- Sophie Hansson
- Victor Johansson
- Erik Persson