Dutch Nationals Championships Re-Writing Age Group Record Books

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, October 27. THE second day of the Dutch National Championships finished today in Amsterdam, and with it, a number of Youth National Records were re-written. Sharon Rouwendaal also added to her total wins, as did Joeri Verlinden.

100m fly:

London Olympian Sharon Rouwendaal added to her wins yesterday by cinching the women's 100 meter butterfly with a 59.76, dropping nearly two seconds from her preliminary swim. Coming in second was Kelly Young, who broke the minute barrier (59.99) in prelims, but was a 1:00.13 in finals. Rounding out the top three was Parand Zarekiani with a 1:00.77.

On the men's side, Rouewendaal's London teammate Joeri Verlinden took gold in the butterfly with a 51.85. He smoked the field by over a second, with silver going to Mike Marines at a 52.98. Jens Bakker captured bronze with a 53.87. Young Kyle Stolk broke the 16-year-old age group National Youth record in the event when he clocked a 54.20. The record was previously held by Olympic gold medalist Pieter van den Hoogenband.

200m breaststroke:

Tessa Brouwer dominated her competition for the win, dropping over five seconds from her preliminary time (2:34.52) to clock a 2:29.37. Her nearest competitor was Kristel Doreleijers at a 2:32.89, claiming second, and Lieke Verouden in third with a 2:34.03.

Sebas van Lith took home gold for the men, with a 2:11.00, beating out second-place finisher Stefan Hazeleger by nearly three seconds. Hazeleger's 2:13.90 was over three seconds faster than his preliminary swim. Third place went to Mateusz Kobus with a 2:14.68

50m backstroke:

Records fell to the gold and silver medalists in the women's 50 meter backstroke. First place went to Kira Toussaint, who broke the Dutch National Championship record with her 27.09 final time. Maaike de Waard took second and set a new 16-year-old age group National record by clocking a 27.84. Third place went to Esmee Forest, who hit the wall with a 28.85.

Jurjen Willemsen dominated the men's 50 meter backstroke by nearly a second, touching first with a time of 24.67. Second place went to Jesse Zwemlust at a 25.65, with Sverre Eschweiler rounding out the top three with a 25.97.

Men's 400 IM:

Another record fell in the men's 400 IM. Lucas Greven took home the top title in both the youth and open divisions of the event, with an explosive 4:20.20, setting the 17-year-old Dutch National record in the process. Second place overall went to Sebas van Lith with a 4:26.35, followed closely by Ruben Vowels with a 4:27.17.

200m freestyle:

Elise Bouwens dropped considerable time from her preliminary swim (2:00.23) to clock a 1:56.46 for the win. Rieneke Terink took silver with a 1:56.77, several tenths ahead of 100 butterfly winner Sharon Rouwendaal, who swam a 1:58.05

Dion Dreesens took off a chunk of time from his preliminary swim to win the men's 200 meter freestyle, with a 1:46.18. Close on his heels was Kyle Stolk, setting a new 16-year-old age group Dutch National Record in the event with a 1:46.66. This adds on to his 100 butterfly record from earlier in the finals session. Joost Reijns takes home bronze in the event with a 1:46.67.

Women's 800m freestyle:

The women's 800 meter freestyle was divided into the Youth and Open divisions. Top three for the youth women were: Manon Friskes, with a 9:08.98, placing her sixth overall in the event, Janina Beckers, with a 9:09.12, placing her seventh overall, and Lingy Nijhuis with a 9:18.77, placing her tenth overall. Vermeulen brought home gold on the open side of the event, clocking an 8:43.64, and touching just ahead of Leonie van Noort, who clocked a 8:43.73. Rounding out the top three was Judith Step, with an 8:49.00.

Women's 4x100m medley relay/ Men's 4x100m freestyle relay:

The session ended off with the women's 4×100 medley relay and men's 4×100 freestyle relay. Eiffel swimming took home the gold and bronze on the women's side, with the Dolphins capturing silver. Eiffel's A team dominated the field, clocking a 4:04.80, with the Dolphins trailing for second by nearly six seconds.

It was a mirror image on the men's side, with Eiffel Swimming winning gold and bronze, and the Dolphins taking silver. Eiffel A won the freestyle event in a 3:17.96. The Dolphins trailed, touching the wall at a 3:23.28. Eiffel B clocked a 3:25.89.

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