Sweden Announces Team for European Junior Championships

Svensk Simidrott, the Swedish swimming federation, has announced a pair of junior rosters for the upcoming European Junior Championships and the Nordic Youth Championships.

The 2018 European Junior Championships will be held in Helsiniki, Finland from July 4th-8th, and Sweden will send a 17-member team that is fairly-evenly split along gender lines, with 9 females and 8 males. The team is made up of boys born in the years 2000-2003 and girls born in the years 2001-2004.

Among the included swimmers is Bjorn Seeliger, who is Sweden’s fastest 50 freestyler this year with a 22.33 done at the Stockholm Open earlier this month. He was the 2017 silver medalist in the 50 free, and his 2018 time is faster than last year’s winning time in the same event.

Sweden will also return breaststroker Hannah Brunzell from last year’s roster, where she took bronze medals in both the 100 and 200 meter distances. She’s currently the 2nd-ranked Swede in 2018 in the 100 and 3rd-ranked in the 200, though she hasn’t yet surpassed her 2017 best times.

Sweden ranked 16th in the medals table at this meet last year with 1 silver and 4 bronzes overall, though their 5 total medals were the 6th-most.

Sweden Roster – 2018 European Junior Championships

Swimmer Team
Hanna Bergman SK Poseidon
Hannah Brunzell Västerås SS
Trine Forss Skövde SS
Wiggo Frohde SK Neptune
Linnea Gipperth Saltsjöbadens IF
Robin Hanson Järfälla S
Emil Hassling Landskrona S
Annie Hegmegi Jönköping SS
Marcus Holmquist Jönköping SS
Edith Jernstedt Västerås SS
Linus Kahl Landskrona S
Julia Månsson Örebro SA
Elias Persson Malmö KK
Gustav Persson Helsingborgs S
Johan Rydahl Karlstad SS
Hilja Schimmel Skövde SS
Björn Seeliger Södertälje SS

Sweden will also send a different group to the 2018 Nordic Youth Championships that will be held in Riga, Latvia from July 14th-15th. Sweden placed 2nd in the junior division of the 2017 Nordic Swimming Championships in Reykjavik, Iceland last year with 307 points – behind only Denmark’s 364 points.

Swimmer Team
Angelina Agrell Helsingborgs S
Sabina Ahlman Luleå SS
Felix Bengs-Stattin Umeå SS
Joel Berglund Sundsvall SS
David Falk Malmö KK
Emelie Fast Södertörn SS
Daniel Fischer Helsingborgs S
Simon Fröde Järfälla S
Julius Gustavsson Täby S
Olivia Hansson Kiviks Simklubb
Gustav Henriksen The tramway SF
Vera Karlsson Linköpings ASS
Isa Lundgren Sonnergren SK Neptune
Smilla Malm Täby S
Felicia Rogell Västerås SS
Thilde Smedbäck Linköpings ASS
Mikael Söderberg Upsala S
Sofia Åstedt SK Elfsborg

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