Sjöström, Kohler, Heintz Expected to Race at 2018 Bergen Swim Festival

2018 BERGEN SWIM FESTIVAL

The 2018 Bergen Swim Festival is set for this weekend in Norway, with several European standouts expected to race, including several Norwegian stars.

Sweden’s Sarah Sjöström, world record holder, is the headlining name. Just this past weekend at the Stockholm Open, Sjöström found her way to several meet titles. German distance specialist Sarah Kohler also raced last weekend in Stockholm, and she’s expected to race this weekend after recently breaking the German 1500 free record. Belgian sprinter Pieter Timmers, the 2016 Rio 100 free silver medalist, is set to race, too, along with German IMer Philip Heintz.

Norwegian standouts Susann BjørnsenTomoe Hvas Zenimoto, and Henrik Christiansen are also slated to compete this weekend.

According to the meet page, each event win comes with a prize of 1,000 EU, and some nations treat this meet as a qualifier for the 2018 European Championships.

SCHEDULE

Friday prelims

  • 400 IM
  • 100 Free
  • 50 Backstroke
  • 100 Breaststroke
  • 200 Butterfly

Friday finals

  • 400 IM
  • 100 Free
  • 50 Backstroke (Knockout)
  • 100 Breaststroke
  • 200 Butterfly

Saturday prelims

  • 200 Free
  • 50 Butterfly
  • 200 Breaststroke
  • 100 Backstroke
  • 200 IM

Saturday finals

  • 1500 Free
  • 800 Free
  • 200 IM
  • 50 Butterfly (Knockout)
  • 200 Breaststroke
  • 100 Backstroke

Sunday prelims

  • 400 Free
  • 50 Breast
  • 100 Butterfly
  • 200 Backstroke
  • 50 Free

Sunday finals

  • 50 Free (Semifinals)
  • 400 Free
  • 50 Breaststroke (Knockout)
  • 100 Butterfly
  • 200 Backstroke
  • 50 Free (Finals)

 

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About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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