Sweden Adds Four More Swimmers for Athens, Names Final Olympic Team

STOCKHOLM, July 24. LAST weekend's National Championships were the final opportunity to qualify for the Swedish national team that will compete in Athens.

Before the meet 12 swimmers had already been nominated for the team. Four more were added to the team when the meet was over.

Lars Frolander, defending Olympic champion in the 100-meter fly, had mot been able to compete since January. He had been prenominated, but was removed from the team in June. But during the Nationals he proved his capacity by making the fastest split in the 4×100 free relay for his team Linkoping. On the second leg he swam 49.1 – and was back on the team.

One to two other spots were still open for the same relay team when the individual 100 free started. Eric la Fleur, University of Arizona senior, posted 49.89, the fourth fastest time by any Swedish swimmer in the prelims. In the final it was a tight fight between Eric La Fleur and 17 year-old Erik Andersson from Trollhattan. The more experienced Eric made a strong finish and became the champion with a time of 50.15 while Erik posted 50.23. Both were later also picked for the Olympic relay team. The favorite, Stefan Nystrand, finished third, however he aws unrested for the meet.

Between one and three women were possible additions to the team. For the medley relay team, national team head coach Hans Bergqvist was looking for a fast backstroker. He also was hoping to add another freestyler to his free relay squads.

Unfortunately, no backstroker swam convincingly during the meet. Malin Svahnstrom, UCLA, took the only additional spot on the team after finishing third in 200 free, 2.02.96, far ahead from the other candidates.

Josefin Lillhage, Anna-Karin Kammerling and Johanna Sjöberg made strong performances in the meet, still being in heavy training. Among the top swims:

Lillhage, 200 free: 1.59.54

Kammerling, 50 free: 25.14; 100 fly: 58.85

Sjöberg, 100 fly: 58.96

Below is the full Swedish team. Swimmers may swim additional events in Athens.

Women
Kammerling, Anna-Karin – Sundsvalls SS -50 free, 100 fly, relays
Lillhage, Josefin – Väsby SS 200 free, relays
Sjöberg, Johanna – Spårvägens SF relays
Alshammar, Therese – SK Neptun 50 free, relays
Mattsson, Ida – Malmö KK 4×200 free
Svahnström Malin – Väsby SS 4x 200 free
Cathrin Carlzon – Södertörns SS 4×100 free
Lotta Wänberg – Malmö KK 4×200 free
Maria Östling Södertörns SS 100 breast, 4×100 me

Men
Ohlin, Mattias – Trelleborgs SS 4×100 free
Nystrand, Stefan – Södertörns SS 50 free, 4×100 free
Gustafsson, Martin – Malmö KK 100, 200 breast
Stymne Petter – SK Neptun 4×100 free
Frölander Lars – Lass Linköping 4×100 free
Andersson Erik – Trollhättan 4×100 free
la Fleur Eric – Malmö KK 4x 100 free

SWEDISH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

50 meter pool

RESULTS

MEN

50 METRES FREESTYLE
1 22.65 Nystrand Stefan,81,SWE
2 23.03 La Fleur Eric,79,SWE
3 23.25 Nordenlilja David,81,SWE

100 METRES FREESTYLE
1 50.15 La Fleur Eric,79,SWE
2 50.23 Andersson Erik,84,SWE
3 50.78 Nystrand Stefan,81,SWE

200 METRES FREESTYLE
1 1:52.13 Persson Jonas,83,SWE
2 1:52.32 Edvardsson Peter,81,SWE
3 1:52.59 Ohlin Mattias,78,SWE

400 METRES FREESTYLE
1 4:01.16 Edvardsson Peter,81,SWE
2 4:01.49 Claar Johan,84,SWE
3 4:04.40 Kohnke Hannes,81,SWE

800 METRES FREESTYLE
1 8:18.75 Claar Johan,84,SWE
2 8:19.14 Kohnke Hannes,81,SWE
3 8:23.66 Gustafsson Fredrik,85,SWE

1500 METRES FREESTYLE
1 15:56.16 Claar Johan,84,SWE
2 16:07.99 Kohnke Hannes,81,SWE
3 16:08.78 Gustafsson Fredrik,85,SWE

50 METRES BACKSTROKE
1 26.23 La Fleur Eric,79,SWE
2 26.60 Petersson Jens,83,SWE
3 27.40 Segerlund Peter,82,SWE

100 METRES BACKSTROKE
1 57.74 Petersson Jens,83,SWE
2 59.22 Sunrydh Johan,83,SWE
3 59.55 Segerlund Peter,82,SWE

200 METRES BACKSTROKE
1 2:07.79 Gustafsson Olof,85,SWE
2 2:08.00 Sjostedt Kristofer,81,SWE
3 2:08.34 Petersson Jens,83,SWE

50 METRES BREASTSTROKE
1 28.93 Gustavsson Martin,80,SWE
2 29.14 Johansson Jens,75,SWE
3 29.17 Clausen Christian,80,SWE

100 METRES BREASTSTROKE
1 1:02.97 Gustavsson Martin,80,SWE
2 1:04.01 Clausen Christian,80,SWE
3 1:04.09 Johansson Jens,75,SWE

200 METRES BREASTSTROKE
1 2:15.91 Gustavsson Martin,80,SWE
2 2:18.30 Clausen Christian,80,SWE
3 2:19.96 Andersson Jonas,84,SWE

50 METRES BUTTERFLY
1 24.18 Frolander Lars,74,SWE
2 24.64 Andersson Erik,84,SWE
3 24.68 Akesson Jonas,71,SWE

100 METRES BUTTERFLY
1 54.22 Andersson Erik,84,SWE
2 55.22 Setterberg Johan,76,SWE
3 55.95 Lundin Bjorn,82,SWE

200 METRES BUTTERFLY
1 2:03.85 Dahlberg Jonathan,80,SWE
2 2:06.57 Levander Jesper,80,SWE
3 2:09.04 Wilen Johan,83,SWE

200 METRES IND.MEDLEY
1 2:06.55 Pettersson Axel,83,SWE
2 2:07.10 Bosnyak Tamas,85,SWE
3 2:09.00 Gustafsson David,82,SWE

400 METRES IND.MEDLEY
1 4:25.77 Pettersson Axel,83,SWE

4X100 MEDLEY RELAY
1 3:47.19 Malmo KK,SWE
2 3:49.54 Linkoping ASS,SWE
3 3:50.06 SK Neptun,SWE

4X100 FREE RELAY
1 3:25.18 Linkoping ASS,SWE
2 3:25.83 Malmo KK,SWE
3 3:26.78 SK Neptun,SWE

4X200 FREE RELAY
1 7:39.60 SK Neptun,SWE
2 7:42.13 Trelleborg SS,SWE
3 7:43.46 Malmo KK,SWE

WOMEN

50 METRES FREESTYLE
1 25.14 Kammerling Anna-Karin,80,SWE
2 25.36 Alshammar Therese,77,SWE
3 25.51 Sjoberg Johanna,78,SWE

100 METRES FREESTYLE
1 55.49 Sjoberg Johanna,78,SWE
2 55.61 Sjoberg Johanna,78,SWE
3 56.13 Lillhage Josefine,80,SWE

200 METRES FREESTYLE
1 1:59.54 Lillhage Josefine,80,SWE
2 2:00.23 Sjoberg Johanna,78,SWE
3 2:02.96 Svahnstrom Malin,80,SWE

400 METRES FREESTYLE
1 4:16.27 Lillhage Josefine,80,SWE
2 4:19.82 Gimholt Teresia,83,SWE
3 4:20.09 Wanberg Lotta,79,SWE

800 METRES FREESTYLE
1 8:53.63 Gimholt Teresia,83,SWE
2 8:55.55 Berglund Ann,84,SWE
3 9:03.94 Fredriksson Malin,86,SWE

1500 METRES FREESTYLE
1 17:04.04 Gimholt Teresia,83,SWE
2 17:06.87 Berglund Ann,84,SWE
3 17:20.29 Liden Helena,83,SWE

50 METRES BACKSTROKE
1 30.48 Moonan Susannah,87,SWE
2 30.73 Svensson Martina,81,SWE
3 30.88 Hegestig Erika,85,SWE

100 METRES BACKSTROKE
1 1:04.95 Moller Carin,83,SWE
2 1:05.22 Moonan Susannah,87,SWE
3 1:05.84 Svensson Martina,81,SWE

200 METRES BACKSTROKE
1 2:18.85 Hegestig Erika,85,SWE
2 2:20.39 Wallin Emma,85,SWE
3 2:23.54 Edlund Lina,89,SWE

50 METRES BREASTSTROKE
1 31.91 Ostling Maria,78,SWE
2 33.06 Dizdarevic Sanja,87,SWE
3 33.26 Larsson Sara,83,SWE

100 METRES BREASTSTROKE
1 1:09.76 Ostling Maria,78,SWE
2 1:12.07 Larsson Sara,83,SWE
3 1:12.17 Wede Josefin,87,SWE

200 METRES BREASTSTROKE
1 2:31.26 Larsson Sara,83,SWE
2 2:31.41 Ostling Maria,78,SWE
3 2:38.11 Nilsson Ida,86,SWE

50 METRES BUTTERFLY
1 26.90 Kammerling Anna-Karin,80,SWE
2 27.41 Hallander Lena,82,SWE
3 27.76 Petersson Lina,86,SWE

100 METRES BUTTERFLY
1 58.85 Kammerling Anna-Karin,80,SWE
2 1:01.49 Hallander Lena,82,SWE
3 1:02.98 Lindh Jennie,84,SWE

200 METRES BUTTERFLY
1 2:17.47 Granlund Petra,87,SWE
2 2:17.98 Broden Mia,83,SWE
3 2:18.85 Lauren Mikaela,76,SWE

200 METRES IND.MEDLEY
1 2:18.37 Lillhage Josefine,80,SWE
2 2:19.95 Eriksson Hanna,84,SWE
3 2:20.01 Berglund Ann,84,SWE

400 METRES IND.MEDLEY
1 4:53.90 Berglund Ann,84,SWE
2 5:00.80 Sandin Ida,85,SWE
3 5:02.36 Jonsson Linda,85,SWE

4X100 MEDLEY RELAY
1 4:15.67 Sodertorns SS,SWE
2 4:17.50 SK Neptun,SWE
3 4:17.70 Malmo KK,SWE

4X100 FREE RELAY
1 3:47.17 Vasby SS,SWE
2 3:50.68 Malmo KK,SWE
3 3:51.68 SK Neptun,SWE

4X200 FREE RELAY
1 8:15.19 Vasby SS,SWE
2 8:15.94 Malmo KK,SWE
3 8:36.81 Jonkopings SS,SWE

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