128. Deutsche Meisterschaften, Berlin – German National Championships and Olympic Trials (Part 1), Berlin
- Thursday, May 5 – Sunday, May 8, 2016
- Prelims: 9 am local, Finals: 5 pm local, on Sunday: 4 pm local
- Schwimm- und Sprunghalle im Europa-Sportpark (SSE)
- Start lists
Because the German qualifying procedure for Rio is a little bit complicated, here are again the explanation: The 2016 German National Championships are the first part of a two-step nomination procedure for the Olympic Games. The athletes had to swim defined times at National Championships in prelims and in finals. All swimmers who achieve the times will be part of the so called “long list” and must inform German Head Coach Henning Lambertz in the period of one week after German Nationals in which meet they want to confirm the required performance of the nomination process: at one of the three meets of the Mare Nostrum tour or the German Open. They can only choose ONE of these four possibilities. For this meet, other times are set which are approximately 1,5 % slower than those at German nationals. All swimmers who reach the times and have also finished first or second at the German National Championships will qualify for Rio.
In today’s morning heats, these swimmers reached the required prelims times and have a chance to get a spot on the long list after tonight’s finals session:
Women’s 400m Freestyle
Nomination times – Prelims 4:13,43 Finals 4:09,08
Antonia Massone in 4:12,23,
Johanna Friedrich in 4.11,55
Sarah Köhler in 4:11,11.
Men’s 400m freestyle men
Nomination times – Prelims 3:50,04 Finals 3:47,49
Florian Vogel in 3:46,31
Clemens Rapp in 3:49,29
Florian Vogel now ranked 7 in the world with this time.
Today only 50 m events are on the schedule.
German Nationals, day 2, prelims live recap.