Liivamägi sets new Estonian record in 200 breast

The Men’s 200 breast saw a very quick swim out of the first heat this morning as Estonia’s Martin Liivamägi established a new national record with a 2:06.43. Impressively, Liivamägi had no competition whatsoever in the prelim swim, and easily won the first heat by almost six second.

The previous record had been held by fellow Cal Golden Bear alumni Martti Aljand from back in 2009. Aljand swam a 2:07.32 at that year’s Championships. Liivamägi now owns both the LCM and SCM national records for Estonia.

Liivamägi’s splits:
28.04
59.80 (31.76)
1:32.50 (32.70)
2:06.43 (33.93)

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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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