2016 SWEDISH SHORT COURSE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Victor Johansson‘s national and junior national record in the 1500 free highlighted the last three days of the Short Course Swedish Championships in Stockholm.
Johansson was 14:50.92 to win the senior national title in the 1500 and complete a sweep of 3 junior national records and 2 national records for the week. Johansson also broke junior national records in the 400 and 800, plus the senior national record in the 800. The old senior mark in the 1500 free was a 14:59.47 set by Stefan Persson.
A handful of other junior records fell over the last three days. After breaking the junior record in the 50 back earlier in the meet, Bjorn Seeliger returned to go 21.96 and smash the junior record in the 50 free. And Sophie Hansson added a 50 breast junior record of 30.11 to her 100 breast junior mark from earlier on in the competition.
A couple of senior athletes doubled up on national titles over the final three days. Michelle Coleman was unstoppable, going 57.70 to lead the 100 back wire-to-wire. That’s just off her own Swedish record in the race. She also won the 100 free in 52.78.
Cristoffer Carlsen made a sweep of the men’s sprints. He was 47.32 to win the 100 free, crushing the field by over a second. He also just topped the junior Seeliger to win the 50 free, 21.83 to 21.96.