Hentke, Heidtmann under nomination standards, German Nationals, day 1

128. Deutsche Meisterschaften, Berlin – German National Championships and Olympic Trials (Part 1), Berlin

  • Thursday, May 5 – Sunday, May 8, 2016
  • Prelims: 9 am local, Finals: 5 pm local, on Sunday: 4 pm local
  • Schwimm- und Sprunghalle im Europa-Sportpark (SSE)
  • Eventpage
  • Schedule
  • Start lists
  • Results

Because the German qualifying procedure for Rio is a little bit complicated, here are again the explanation: The 2016 German National Championships are the first part of a two-step nomination procedure for the Olympic Games. The athletes had to swim defined times at National Championships in prelims and in finals. All swimmers who achieve the times will be part of the so called “long list” and must inform German Head Coach Henning Lambertz in the period of one week after German Nationals in which meet they want to confirm the required performance of the nomination process: at one of the three meets of the Mare Nostrum tour or the German Open. They can only choose ONE of these four possibilities. For this meet, other times are set which are approximately 1,5 % slower than those at German nationals. All swimmers who reach the times and have also finished first or second at the German National Championships will qualify for Rio.

In today’s morning heats, these swimmers reached the required prelims times and have a chance to get a spot on the long list after tonight’s finals session:

Women’s 400 IM
Nomination times – Prelims: 4:44,51, Finals: 4:38,96

Franziska Hentke was the only German women in 4:41,43 under the required time for prelims and is the top seed for the finals with this personal best time.

Men’s 400 IM
Nomination times – Prelims: 4:19,20, Finals: 4:16,37

Four men posted times under 4:19,20:

Jacob Heidtmann was the fastest in 4:14,95. The other three are:

Philip Heintz in 4:17,30
Johannes Hintze in 4:17,35
Kevin Wedel in 4:17,78

We will also see the timed final of the Women’s 800 m free tonight:

Women’s 800 m Freestyle
Nomination times – Finals: 8:33,33

Sarah Köhler already was faster in the 2016 season in 8:28,76.


Men’s 1500 m Freestyle
Nomination times –  Finals: 15:02,37

No German swimmer went unter this time in the actual season so far.

Here are all German Olympic qualification standards for the first part of the nomination procedure:

Olympic qualification, part 1
    Prelims Finals Event
  0:25,22 0:24,94 50Free
0:55,08 0:54,41 100Free
1:59,35 1:58,27 200Free
4:13,43 4:09,08 400Free
  8:33,33 800Free
1:07,81 1:07,32 100Breast
2:26,40 2:24,88 200Breast
1:00,91 1:00,25 100Back
  2:12,14 2:10,39 200Back
  0:58,77 0:58,35 100Fly
  2:11,07 2:09,16 200Fly
  2:14,12 2:12,91 200IM
4:44,51 4:38,96 400IM
Olympic qualification, part 1
Fastest in 2016  Time Prelims Finals Event
0:22,51 0:22,27 50Free
0:49,12 0:48,81 100Free
1:48,18 1:47,17 200Free
3:50,04 3:47,49 400Free
15:02,37 1500Free
1:00,63 1:00,01 100Breast
  2:12,33 2:10,43 200Breast
0:54,34 0:53,92 100Back
1:59,05 1:58,02 200Back
0:52,38 0:51,94 100Fly
1:58,20 1:56,33 200Fly
  2:01,05 1:59,64 200IM
4:19,20 4:16,37 400Im

Live recap day one.

In This Story

Leave a Reply

Want to take your swimfandom to the next level?

Subscribe to SwimSwam Magazine!