LYON, France, February 13. SOME notable swims took place during prelims of the Lyon International long course meet held in France, but one stood out as a Netherlands' national record.
Marleen Veldhuis checked in with a time of 25.62 to nip the 25.64 set by Inge de Bruijn back in 2000 in the women's 50 fly. The performance puts her in line for a world-record attempt during finals as Therese Alshammar currently owns that standard with a 25.46 set in Barcelona in 2007.
A few meet records also went down during prelims with Ranomi Kromowidjojo posting a 29.17 in the women's 50 back, just off her national record of 28.70 set in December. Additionally, Jeremy Stravius checked in with a time of 26.03 in the men's 50 back. Inge Dekker also clocked a 25.61 in the women's 50 free to break the meet record in the event.