Swedish SC Championships 20-24 November decides team for Herning 2013, watch it SuperLive

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The Swedish Short Course Championships are underway, that will decide who gets to represent Sweden at the European Short Course Championships. Watch the finals LIVE here on livetiming.se, with live results here, start lists here and listed results here. See also the official championships landing page and simma.nu/se

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Their selection procedure is explained (in Swedish) here

Pre-selected for Herning 2013

  • Louise Hansson 50, 100 fly
  • Michelle Coleman 100, 200 free, 50, 100 back
  • Magdalena Kuras 50 back
  • Stina Gardell 200, 400 IM
  • Joline Höstman 100, 200 breast
  • Jennie Johansson 50, 100 breast
  • Rebecca Ejdervik 50 breast
  • Sarah Sjöström 50, 100, 200 free, 50, 100 fly
  • Simon Sjödin 200 IM
  • Johannes Skagius 50, 100 breast

Swedish Time Standards for Herning 2013

Men Event Women
22.25 50 free 25.44
48.80 100 free 55.21
1:46.61 200 free 1:59.20
3:47.94 400 free 4:11.73
800 free 8:46.70
15:24.45 1500 free
27.57 50 breast 31.85
59.80 100 breast 1:08.66
2:10.74 200 breast 2:29.26
24.82 50 back 28.15
53.37 100 back 1:00.46
1:57.51 200 back 2:10.38
23.85 50 fly 26.92
52.83 100 fly 59.60
1:57.51 200 fly 2:11.70
55.01 100 IM 1:02.22
1:59.64 200 IM 2:13.41
4:17.55 400 IM 4:45.44

Sweden is apparently allowing as many swimmers to qualify in each event as LEN allows them to enter, which is 4 swimmers in each individual event except the 800 and 1500 freestyle, where the limit is 2 in each event.

For the relays, the Swedish Swimming Federation selects first the swimmers who qualify individually in the (part) event, and then if needed additional swimmers to complete the relay. The Swedish team for Herning 2013 will be announced at the end of finals on Sunday 24 November.

‘- This is the first time ever that we are using this qualification system, and I expect it to result in very exciting championships competition in Gothenburg, when there is more than championships medals in play in the finals’, says Sports Director Henrik Forsberg

‘- I look forward to great swims in Gothenburg, and I see before me a big squad with about 30 swimmers who will get a good experience in international competition at the highest level in Herning’, says national coach Ulrika Sandmark.

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