Six German Swimmers Notch Qualifying Times At Nationals (Part 1)


  • Thursday, May 5 – Sunday, May 8, 2016
  • Prelims: 9 am local, Finals: 5 pm local, on Sunday: 4 pm local
  • Schwimm- und Sprunghalle im Europa-Sportpark (SSE)
  • Eventpage
  • Schedule
  • Start lists
  • Results

Reminder of German Olympic qualification procedure: The 2016 German National Championships are the first part of a two-step nomination procedure for the Olympic Games. The athletes had to swim defined times at National Championships in prelims and in finals. All swimmers who achieve the times will be part of the so-called “long list” and must inform German Head Coach Henning Lambertz in the period of one week after German Nationals in which meet they want to confirm the required performance of the nomination process: at one of the three meets of the Mare Nostrum tour or the German Open. They can only choose ONE of these four possibilities. For this meet, other times are set which are approximately 1,5 % slower than those at German nationals. All swimmers who reach the times and have also finished first or second at the German National Championships will qualify for Rio.

After one day of finals in Berlin, here are the swimmers who have achieved both the prelims and finals qualifying times in order to appear on the “long list” for future consideration:

Women’s 400 IM
Nomination Times – Prelims 4:44.51, Finals 4:38.96
– Franziska Hentke – 4:38.56

Men’s 400 IM
Nomination times – Prelims: 4:19,20, Finals: 4:16,37
–  Jacob Heidtmann – 4:13.25
–  Johannes Hintze – 4:14.72

Women’s 800 Freestyle
Nomination times – Finals: 8:33,33
– Sarah Köhler – 8:22.80
– Leonie Antonia Beck – 8:33.13

Men’s 1500 Freestyle
Nomination times –  Finals: 15:02,37
– Florian Wellbrock – 14:55.49


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Loretta Race

Loretta grew up outside Toledo, OH, where she swam age group and high school. Graduating from Xavier University, she stayed in the Cincinnati, OH area and currently resides just outside the city in Northern KY.  Loretta got back into the sport of swimming via Masters and now competes and is …

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