Germany to Send 24 Swimmers to 2014 World Short Course Championships.

Germany has announced a roster of 24 swimmers, according to the German swimming site SwimSportNews.

This list excludes two swimmers who hit the time standards but waived entry into the meet: Theresa Michalak and Paul Biedermann.

Without those two, among the leaders will be Markus Deibler, who won the 200 IM on Saturday in a new German Record of 1:52.38.

For the women, the star could be Sarah Kohler, a 20-year old who won German Championships this week in the 400, 800, and 1500 freestyles.

Historically, Germany hasn’t been as successful in the Short Course World Championships as they have in the Long Course World Championships, though over the last three years, that’s been reversed.

At the 2012 World Short Course Championships, all four of Germany’s medals were won by power couple Paul Biedermann and the now-retired Britta Steffen (including one bronze in the 800 free relay that Biedermann was a part of).

This year, though, the Deibler brothers are the best chances to medal – Markus in the 200 IM, and Steffen in the 50 fly.

Women (12): Annika Bruhn, Marlene Hüther (beide SSG Saar Max Ritter), Dörte Baumert (SG Regio Freiburg), Leonie Antonia Beck (SV Würzburg 05), Dorothea Brandt (SG Essen), Anna-Stephanie Dietterle (SG Neukölln), Vanessa Grimberg (SVR Stuttgart), Franziska Hentke (SC Magdeburg), Sarah Köhler (SG Frankfurt), Silke Lippok  (Hamburger SC), Jenny Mensing (SC 1911 Wiesbaden), Daniela Schreiber (SV Halle/Saale)

Men (12): Markus Deibler, Steffen Deibler (beide Hamburger SC), Philip Heintz, Clemens Rapp (beide SV Nikar Heidelberg), Marco Di Carli (SG Frankfurt), Christian Diener (Potsdamer SV), Markus Gierke (W98 Hannover), Marco Koch (DSW 1912 Darmstadt), Alexander Kunert (SV Gelnhausen), Sören Meißner (SV Würzburg 05), Florian Vogel (SG Stadtwerke München), Tim Wallburger (SG Neukölln)

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