EINDHOVEN, The Netherlands, April 10. THE SwimCup Eindhoven produced a handful of Dutch long course meter records as well as a few world-ranked times.
Job Kienhuis lowered the Dutch record in the men's 800 free with a 7:51.92. That swim crushed his previous record of 7:55.12 set back in 2009, and moved him to second in the world this year behind Sun Yang's 7:44.12. Kienhuis followed with another Dutch record in the men's 1500 free. This time, he chimed in with a 15:06.10 to best his previous mark of 15:08.77 set in 2009. That effort shot him up to fourth in the world rankings in the event.
Ranomi Kromowidjojo shot to the top of the world rankings in the women's 50 free with a winning 24.35. Marleen Veldhuis placed second in 24.54 for second in the rankings, while Hinkelien Schreuder clocked a third-place 24.88 for fourth in the rankings. Schreuder also won the women's 50 back in 28.59.
Meanwhile, Kromowidjojo doubled with a 25.74 to win the women's 50 fly for fourth in the world rankings, while Veldhuis finished third in 26.01 for fifth in the rankings. Sarah Sjostrom finished second in 25.93, but had already clocked a 25.67 in Amsterdam last month for third in the rankings. Kromowidjojo captured her third title of the meet with a 54.12 in the women's 100 free, just missing her fourth-ranked season best of 54.00 from Amsterdam.
Lennart Stekelenburg improved to third in the world rankings in the men's 50 breast with a winning 27.70. Only Giacomo Perez Dortona (27.56) and Brenton Rickard (27.60) have been faster. Stekelenburg also won the men's 100 breast in 1:01.03 for 10th in the world rankings. Meanwhile, Stekelenburg downed the Dutch record in the men's 200 breast with a 2:11.35. That time nipped the 2:11.79 set by Thijs van Valkengoed back in 2009, and moved Stekelenburg up to fifth in the world rankings.
Jennie Johansson clocked a 30.98 in the women's 50 breast to become just the second woman under 31 seconds this year. Leiston Pickett owns the world best time with a 30.24 from Australia.
Joeri Verlinden nearly cleared his national record of 51.82 in the men's 100 fly with a winning time of 51.85. That swim pushed him to second in the world this year behind only Michael Phelps (51.75). Verlinden also won the men's 200 fly in 1:58.58.
Sjostrom clocked a second-ranked effort of her own in the women's 100 fly with a 57.32. That swim came up just short of Alicia Coutts' pacesetting time of 57.25 from Australia. Her second title of the meet came in the women's 200 free wtiha 1:57.12 for the win.
Stefan Nystrand took third in the world rankings in the men's 50 free with a triumphant time of 22.01. Only Fred Bousquet (21.82) and Alain Bernard (21.98) have been swifter this year. Sergey Fesikov moved into the top 10 with a second-place 22.35.
Jason Dunford grabbed seventh in the world in the men's 50 fly with a winning 23.78, while Verlinden took eighth in the rankings with a second-place 23.81.
Sebastiaan Verschuren jumped to eighth in the world rankings in the men's 400 free with a winning 3:48.95. Verschuren doubled up with a 49.04 to win the men's 100 free.
Nick Driebergen moved into the top 15 in the world rankings with a 54.21 to win the men's 100 back.
Sharon van Rouwendaal lowered the Dutch age group record for 18 year olds with a 2:10.84 in the women's 200 back. She then downed the Dutch age group record in the women's 100 back with a 1:01.36.
Diogo Carvalho claimed the men's 200 IM title in 2:00.38, then swept the medleys with a 4:19.59 in the 400-meter edition.
Hannah Miley won the women's 800 free in 8:36.41. She also won the women's 400 IM title in 4:41.24, while Lieke Verouden lowered the Dutch record in the event with a second-place 4:46.60. That effort bettered Verouden's previous standard of 4:47.47. Verouden also won the women's 200 IM in 2:16.00.
Judith Stap captured the women's 400 free in 4:20.72, while Ida Marko-Varga snared the women's 200 fly title in 2:09.63. Moniek Nijhuis earned the women's 100 breast crown in 1:08.03, while Sycerika McMahon grabbed the women's 1500 free in 17:04.70. Additionally, Tanja Smid won the women's 200 breast in 2:29.89.
Mattias Carlsson snagged the men's 200 back crown in 2:02.85, while Bastiaan Lijesen earned the men's 50 back title in 25.10. Dominick Meichtry touched in 1:47.99 for the men's 200 free victory.