Sjostrom and Hosszu Headline Entry Lists for April’s Stockholm Open

2019 Swim Open Stockholm

Entry lists for the 2019 Stockholm Swim Open, the 3rd stop of the newly-formed Nordic Swim Tour, has been published, affirming the tour’s status as one of the biggest pre-World Championship events in Europe for 2019.

The headliners will include World Record holders Sarah Sjostrom and Katinka Hosszu, but the meet also carries a huge depth of international-caliber swimmers. An example: in the men’s 200 free, there are 30 men seeded under 1:50. At the recent Pro Swim Series meet in Des Moines, there were only 18 swimmers seeded under 1:50; while at last year’s Sette Colli Trophy, one of the premier meets on the European tour, there were 37.

Hosszu is still not taking on the mega-schedules that she did prior to her split from coach and husband Shane Tusup, but she is entered in the 200 free, 50/100/200 back and 200 IM/400 IM: which makes for 6 events in 4 days.

Sjostrom, meanwhile, will swim the 50 fly, 50 back, 50 free, 100 fly, 100 back, 100 free, 200 free, and 400 free. That’s 8 total events if she swims them all, though she hasn’t raced a 400 free since 2016.

List of other high-level athletes entered in the meet.

  • Marco Koch, Germany
  • Sarah Sjostrom, Sweden
  • Isabel Gose, Germany
  • Katinka Hosszu, Hungary
  • Michelle Coleman, Sweden
  • Leonie Beck, Germany
  • Sarah Kohler, Germany
  • Signe Bro, Denmark
  • Danas Rapsys, Lithuania
  • Henning Muhlleitner, Germany
  • Floridan Wellbrock, Germany
  • Mimosa Jallow, Finland
  • Alicja Tchorz, Poland
  • Mie Nielsen, Denmark
  • Radoslaw Kawecki, Poland
  • Christian Diener, Germany
  • Yakov Toumarkin, Israel
  • Emilie Beckmann, Denmark
  • Damian Wierling
  • Konrad Czerniak
  • Sarah Kohler, Germany
  • Julia Hassler, Liechtenstein
  • Jacob Heidtmann, Germany
  • Velimir Stjepnaovic, Serbia
  • Alexandra Wenk, Germany
  • Kimberly Buys, Belgium
  • Fabian Schwingenschlogl, Germany
  • Giedrus Titenis, Lithuania
  • Franziska Hentke, Germany
  • Konrad Czerniak, Poland
  • Jan Micka, Czech Republic
  • Florian Wellbrock

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We welcome Rutgers University to Stockholm. The first college team on Swedish ground in a while.

John Naber with teammates swam in Stockholm 1977, Chad Carvin, Derek Weatherford, Seth Pepper & Brad Bachulis in Borlänge plus Jon Olsen & Seth van Neerden in Falun in the 1990s but they weren’t coming as part of their college team.

Have other college teams been traveling abroad?

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