2015 German National Championships
- World Championship Qualifying Meet, 50 Meter Pool
- Berlin Germany
- April 9th-12th (Thursday-Sunday)
- Meet Central: here
- Live results: here
First finals, first chances to grab a spot on the German team for the World Championships in Kazan on Thursday in Berling. 18 year-old Leonie Antonia Beck took the first win of the evening with a 8:27,37 in the 800 free, in second came Sarah Köhler with also a fast time: 8:28,23, which places her now 7th in the early season world ranking right behind the new German Champion Beck – who said after the race that her goal was to reach the qualification time – and that any less would have been a “disappointment” because of good training achievements during the last six months.
Sören Meißner set the pace in the 1500 free men and touched the wall in 15:04,93 – his entry in the world top 10. 19 year-old Austrian Felix Auböck, who trains with SG Neukölln Berlin, set a new Austrian record with a courageous race in 15:05,48 – ranks now 7th in the world. With 15.06,01 Ruwen Straub also made it in the 2015 World rankings top 10.
Franziska Hentke swam a lifetime best on the 400 IM in 4:42,78, inside the required German nomination despite the 400 IM not being her best race. Her signature stroke is butterfly.
The best performance of the evening was a very fast 400 IM race by Jacob Heidtmann with 4:13,28 – placed him not only second in the world ranks – his race also showed that Germany’s swimmers have put a focused in the longer distances. In an after race interview, the new German Champion said: “I’am very pleased with my time – but the fly wasn’t perfect, there is room to improve.”
50 back women, men
50 breast women, men
400 free women, men
50 fly women, men
4 x 100 free (swim clubs) women, men