Seeliger & Johansson Put Up Solid Efforts At Swedish SC Championships

2023 SWEDISH SHORT COURSE CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • November 22nd – November 26th
  • Gothenburg, Sweden
  • SCM (25m)
  • Results

With this year’s European Short Course Championships on the horizon, Sweden conducted its Short Course National Championships which concluded yesterday from Gothenburg.

Romania-bound Victor Johansson made his mark across two men’s freestyle events, taking gold in the 800m and 1500m distances.

Johansson notched gold medal-worthy efforts of 7:41.45 in the former and 14:38.89 in the latter to set the stage for what he may produce next month in Bucharest.

Johansson has already been much quicker in the 800m free, owning a season-best of 7:33.01 from the Finnish Grand Prix earlier this month. Only Ireland’s Daniel Wiffen has been faster, with the Loughborough ace carrying a season-best of 7:30.06 into SC Euros.

As for the 1500m, Johansson’s effort this past week checks in as a big-time season-best, easily overtaking the 14:51.29 he logged in September. The Swede now ranks 10th in the world on the season.

Bjorn Seeliger was also in the pool on multiple occasions, with his best results coming in the 50m/100m free and 50m/100m back. The 23-year-old ace produced the following marks in Gothenburg:

  • 50m free – 21.34
  • 100m free – 46.37
  • 50m back – 23.17
  • 100m back – 51.21

All four of his races established new personal bests for the Cal Bear. Seeliger now ranks #4 in the world in both the 50m back and 100m free events headed into Romania for SC Euros.

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Mike Denes
4 months ago

Fyi 42-year old Stefan Nystrand is back in the pool. He split 21.4 and 48.7 in relays.

Adrian
4 months ago

It was 2 Swedish records as well for Seeliger in the 2 backstroke events.

Andrew
4 months ago

Chokeeliger is the master of adding in finals. Bro adds in over 75% of his finals races. Gotta get it done at night to be considered great

hambone
4 months ago

And swam in Cal meets up until 3 weeks ago.

jp input is too short
4 months ago

“Former?” He’s a senior at Cal and on their roster, did something change?

Human Ambition
Reply to  jp input is too short
4 months ago

Autocorrect for “Formidable”

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