Glenn Surgeloose Breaks Belgian Record in 200 Free Prelims

Twenty-six-year-old veteran Glenn Surgeloose of Belgium just clipped a three-year-old national record in the Men’s 200 Free Prelims with a 1:42.94. The previous record had been a 1:43.08 from the 2012 edition of these Championships, and had been held by Pieter Timmers. Surgeloose also posted the top time of the morning, and actually led a Belgian 1-2 punch, as Timmers followed close behind with a 1:43.33

Surgeloose’s splits:
24.57
50.63 (26.06)
1:16.64 (26.01)
1:42.94 (26.30)

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ERVINFORTHEWIN
5 years ago

Belgium swimming powers at work ! well done guys

About Varun Shivakumar

Varun Shivakumar hails from Hoffman Estates, IL and swam competitively for 16 years. He swam both backstroke events at Northwestern University, and ranks fifth in the school’s All-time performances list in the 200 yard backstroke. Representing NASA Wildcat Aquatics, he also competed in the 2012 Olympic Trials in Omaha, NE …

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