Schwingenschlogl Breaks Koch’s SCM 100 Breast German Record


While competing on day 1 of the FINA World Cup stop in Budapest, Hungary, Fabian Schwingenschlogl put up a new lifetime best and German national record in the men’s 100m breaststroke.

After establishing himself as the 2nd fastest swimmer out of the heats with a morning swim of 57.82, 30-year old Schwingenschlogl leveled up for the final, ultimately getting to the wall in a mighty 56.64. That garnered him the silver medal behind winner Arno Kamminga of the Netherlands who threw down a time of 56.08 for the win.

As for Schwingenschlogl, the man opened in 26.90 and closed in 29.74 to get under 57 for the 6th time in his career. His 56.64 performance not only wiped out his own personal best of 56.83 from just last week in Berlin, but it was enough to power through Marco Koch‘s German record of 56.75 a mark that’s been on the books since 2016.

Schwingenschlogl already owns the short course meters 50 breaststroke national record in a time of 25.87 from the 2018 FINA Short Course World Championships, as well as the long course meters 100 breaststroke record in his 58.95 from earlier this year.

He competes for the Toronto Titans in the International Swimming League (ISL) and will be competing in the playoffs next month in Eindhoven.

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10 months ago

From nearly being fabio to nearly having swimming in his name, my gosh I love this name

10 months ago

Whether it’s the name or the ‘stache — how can you not love this guy?

10 months ago

I remember a Brazilian narrator trying to talk Fabian’s surname…priceless!

Joel Lin
10 months ago

Next level Ron Burgundy stache. Mad respect.

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