German Championships Begin Thursday


  • Thursday, June 3rd – Sunday, June 6th
  • Europa Sport Park, Berlin
  • Prelims at 8:30 am local/Finals range from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm local
  • LCM (50m)
  • Last Chance Olympic Qualifier
  • Start Lists
  • Live Results

Edited since original publishing

The nation of Germany has already revealed a 30-strong aquatic lineup for this summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan which means the German National Championships represents a chance for those swimmers to finetune their craft with the main event fewer than 50 days away.

Qualified Olympians to the tune of Damian Wierling, Christian Diener, Fabian Schwingenschlogel, Anna Elendt and Annika Bruhn will be competing against the likes of Angelina Kohler, Ramon Klenz and Zoe Vogelmann over the next 4 days.

Although several German swimmers finaled in Rio, none came away with a medal in an individual or relay event. World Record holder Paul Biedermann placed 6th in the 200m free, while Philip Heintz accomplished the same feat in the 200m IM to represent the nation’s highest finishes on the men’s side. For the women, Sarah Kohler‘s 8th place in the 800m free was the top result nearly 5 years ago.

More recently at the 2019 FINA World Championships, Florian Wellbrock became the first man ever to win gold in both the 10k open water event, as well as the 1500m free race. He’s set to compete in both venues come Tokyo, situated right now as the #1 1500m freestyle in the world. Kohler also nailed silver in the 1500m free there and she currently ranks as the 3rd fastest performer in the event this season.

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1 year ago

Great to see Germany take a healthy squad in terms of number to the Olympics so many countries offering quality from the squads makes for exciting viewing

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