Switzerland Sending Four to World Championships

The Swiss Swimming Federation announced on Tuesday that it would be sending four of its own athletes to the World Championships in Barcelona, plus two from a smaller neighbor.

The four Swiss qualifiers are:

Swann Oberson (Open Water)
Dominik Meichtry (200 F)
Luke Räuftlin (100 & 200m Backstroke)
Martin Schweizer (50m Breaststroke)

The list includes the country’s top swimmer, American-trained Dominik Meichtry, who will swim the 200 free: an event in which he semi-finaled at last summer’s Olympic Games.

The Swiss will be accompanied by a pair of swimmers from Lichtenstein in a partnership with their tiny neighbors to the east. Lichtenstein will send 20-year old Julia Hassler (8:35 in the 800) and 2o-year old middle-distance swimmer Christoph Meier (3:55 in the 400 free). Hassler finished 17th in the 800 at last year’s Olympics.

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