Two National Records Broken On The Second Day Of The Belgian Championships

Louis Croenen and Emmanuel Vanluchene both set new national marks on day two of the Belgian Nationals Championships in Antwerp.

Croenen set a new Belgian national record in the men’s 200 butterfly winning the event in a time of 1:56.41, breaking the 2008 record of 1:56.65 held by Mathieu Fonteyn.

Croenen’s time also puts him in the eighth place position in the world rankings.

Vanluchene set a new national record in the men’s 200 IM taking the event in a time of 2:00.88, breaking Ward Bauwens‘ record of 2:01.85 set last year.

This was Vanluchene’s second victory of the competition after he took the men’s 200 freestyle in a thrilling race with both Croenen and Pieter Timmers on day one. Vanluchene won the event in a time of 1:48.41 followed by Timmers who posted a 1:48.82 and Croenen who hit the wall in a time of 1:48.86.

Croenen’s swim has not been the only top ten time put up on the weekend, Aliaksandra Herasimenia of Belarus won the women’s 50 butterfly in a time of 26.27, which places her eighth in the rankings. Herasimenia also won the women’s 50 freestyle in a time of 24.94.

Fanny Lecluyse has taken both the 50 (31.63) and 100 breaststroke (1:08.94) at the meet and will go for the sweep of the women’s breaststroke events on Sunday when she competes in the 200.

Full results from the meet can be found here


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bobo gigi

For Jean-Michel! 😉

Men’s 200 fly final. New Belgian national record for Louis Croenen in 1.56.41!

I can find video races from the Belgian championships and not from the French championships! 🙄


Thanks BOBO !!! Belgian swimming has good swimmers but not enough sponsoring for better training !!! that’s a bit sad of course .


1.48 average in 200 free is not bad at all !!! If only they could train in France or Usa , they would go faster .

Please, that is one close minded comment, you know there are good coaches also around the world and water is same all around of the green goddess of ours….


It seems u don’t know the situation of the belgian swimmers . Learn first , comment after . Thanks .

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