Felix Auboeck Breaks 2 Austrian Records in Stockholm


Austrian swimmer Felix Auboeck broke a pair of National Records this weekend at the Swim Open Stockholm, culminating with a new national mark in the 800 free on Sunday. His were among 4 Austrian Records broken or tied this weekend: along with the men’s 100 free and women’s 1500 free.

On day 2 of the meet, Auboeck swam 1:45.70 in the 200 free, which took almost a second off his prior National Record of 1:46.64 in the event swum last July in his post-quarantine return to racing.

Then on Sunday, he finished the meet with a 7:46.72, which took two-and-a-half seconds off his previous Austrian Record of 7:49.24 done at the 2017 World Championships.

Auboeck also won the 400 free this weekend in 3:44.51, though that was slower than his National Record of 3:44.19.

For Auboeck, who has begun training at Loughborough University in the UK last summer, in the 200 free, he showed off more front-end speed, while in the 800, he showed off more closing endurance.

For the former NCAA Champion in the 1650 free at the University of Michigan, that bodes well for his Olympic results. Both times would have qualified for finals at the most recent World Championships.

200 Free Splits Comparison

New Austrian Record
Old Austrian Record
50m 25.22 25.58
100m 26.78 (52.00) 27.17 (52.75)
150m 27.01 ??
200m 26.69 (53.70) 53.89
Final Time 1:45.70 1:46.64

800 Free Splits Comparison

New Austrian Record
Old Austrian Record
100m 57.25 56.71
200m 58.77 58.54
300m 58.48 58.56
400m 58.61 58.92
500m 58.76 59.21
600m 58.95 59.7
700m 58.98 59.61
800m 56.92 57.99
Final Time 7:46.72 7:49.24

Other Records

In the women’s pool, Marlene Kahler swam 16:21.52 on Thursday to win the 1500 free. That broke the old National Record of 16:23.63 done by Nina Dittrich in 2010. Kahler’s previous personal best was 16:27.91, done in March of 2020.

She also swam the 400 free (4:15.34) and 800 free (8:34.19) this weekend, though neither was a best time.

Meanwhile, in Eindhoven, Heiko Gigler swam 49.39 in the 100 free. He split the race 23.37-26.02, which is much different pacing than his previous personal best at the 2019 World University Games. There he split 23.72-25.67.

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