Finnish National Records Come Crashing Down On Day 1 Of The Findland National Championships

On the first day of the Finnish National Championships, Eetu Piiroinen earned 816 Fina points with a new Finnish National Record in the 400m freestyle, posting a time of 3.55.99. Piiroinen was not the only swimmer to break records on day 1 of competition. The team of Aleksi EskelinenSami JuopperiJere Laukkanen and Riku Pöytäkivi broke the Finnish National Record in the 4x200m freestyle with a time of 7:36.96.

Lotta Upanne won the 200m backstroke with a time of 2:19.00. That swim was good for another record. The final record of the night came from Laura Lajunen. Lajunen broke the 9 minute barrier in the women’s 800m freestyle, posting a time of 8:59.72. 

To read the full release from Finnish Swimming, Click here. 

Live Results can be found here. 

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The writer formerly known as "Troy Gennaro", better known as Tony Carroll, has been working with SwimSwam since April of 2013. Tony grew up in northern Indiana and started swimming in 2003 when his dad forced him to join the local swim team. Reluctantly, he joined on the condition that …

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