Tes Schouten Slices .02 Off 200 Breast Dutch Record


While competing on day five of the 2024 World Championships, Tes Schouten of the Netherlands clocked a new national record in the women’s 200m breaststroke.

Racing in the semi-finals of the event this evening, Schouten produced a time of 2:21.50 to claim the top seed by well over a second. The next-closest swimmer was American Kate Douglass who punched 2:23.17 as the 2nd seed while Canadian Sydney Pickrem earned the 3rd seed in 2:23.77.

Top 8: 

  1. Tes Schouten (NED) – 2:21.50
  2. Kate Douglass (USA) – 2:23.17
  3. Sydney Pickrem (CAN) – 2:23.77
  4. Alina Zmushka (NIA) – 2:24.14
  5. Lisa Mamie (SUI) – 2:24.62
  6. Kotryna Teterevkova (LTU) – 2:24.69
  7. Mona McSharry (IRL) – 2:25.13
  8. Kristyna Horska (CZE) – 2:25.34

Schouten’s performance sliced .02 off of her previous Dutch standard of 2:21.52. That former mark was registered at the Budapest stop of the 2023 World Aquatics Swimming World Cup.

Schouten’s New Dutch Record – 2:21.50 Schouten’s Old Dutch Record – 2:21.52
31.99 32.27
35.80 (1:07.79) 35.82 (1:08.09)
36.45 36.72
37.26 (1:13.71) 36.71 (1:13.43)

Schouten earned bronze in this 200m breast event last year in Fukuoka, courtesy of the 2:21.63 notched in that final. She’s been slicing time off ever since, culminating with tonight’s top-seeded effort.

Already here, Schouten earned silver in the 100m breast event. Her time of 1:05.82 checked in as the #2 performance of her career, sitting only behind her PB of 1:05.71 from April last year.

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Johnson Swim school
3 months ago

Go get big breaststroker

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