Luxembourg Long Course Nationals: Theresa Michalak, Jean-Francois Schneiders, Maja Zawiszewska Triple

LUXEMBOURG, July 10. THE two-day open Luxembourg Long Course Nationals produced a stunning amount of meet records.

Theresa Michalack and Sibylle Dalacker both dipped under the meet record of 33.53 set by Anastasia Christoforou back in 2008 with times of 32.80 and 32.93 in prelims of the women's 50 breast. Michalak wound up winning the finale in 32.87, while Dalacker took second in 32.95.

Anna Dowgiert lowered the meet record in the women's 50 fly with a 27.82 in prelims. A total of four swimmers eclipsed the 28.43 set by Maria Papadopoulos back in 2008: Michalak (27.83), Sarah Silveira (27.83), and Lena Kalla (28.27). Michalak went on to win her second title of the meet with a 27.37 for the win, and the final meet record for the sprint fly.

Michalak's third victory of the meet came by way of a meet-record 2:16.39 in the women's 200 IM. That performance downed the 2:22.81 clocked by Beatrix Eisel back in 2008.

Jean-Francois Schneiders claimed the men's 200 back title in 2:06.13. He also topped the men's 50 back with a 27.08 for his second title. Schneiders completed the backstroke sweep with a 58.80 to win the men's 100 back.

Maja Zawiszewska cruised to victory in the women's 100 back with a 1:05.17. She returned in the women's 200 back for the win with a 2:21.88. Zawiszewska eclipsed the meet record in the women's 50 back with a 30.38 in prelims. That swim beat the 30.42 clocked by Sarah Rolko in 2009. She concluded a backstroke sweep with a 30.11 for the win, and the meet record, in the finale.

Silveira returned in the women's 100 free prelim with a 56.79 to beat the meet record of 57.42 set by Lara Heinz in 2004. Sandra Koch, however, grabbed the meet title with a 57.09 in finals after Silveira settled for second in 57.10. Silveira wound up topping the women's 50 free with a triumphant time of 26.34, while Koch took her second title of the meet with a 2:03.40 in the women's 200 free.

Sarah Koehler hit the wall in 4:21.22 to win the open title in the women's 400 free. Koehler doubled up in the women's 800 free with a meet-record 9:01.24. That effort crushed the previous meet mark of 9:20.30 set by Majolaine Post in 2005.

Toni Embacher captured the men's 100 fly in 54.68. Embacher also won the men's 200 fly in 2:02.73. That time cleared the meet record of 2:03.00 set by Georgi Palazov back in 2008. Julien Goyetche clocked a 23.90 to win the men's 50 free. Goyetche also topped the men's 100 free in 51.87.

Maciej Zoniuk won the men's 1500 free in 16:20.72. Zoniuk also captured the men's 400 free in 4:03.11. Raphael Stacchiotti hit the wall in 2:05.95 to down his meet record in the men's 200 IM. His previous mark had stood at 2:06.69 from 2009. Stacchiotti doubled up with a meet-record time of 4:28.63 to win the men's 400 IM.

Kalla tied the meet record in the women's 200 fly with a 2:16.47. That swim equaled the 2:16.47 set by Beatrix Eisel in 2008. Kalla doubled up with a 1:00.50 to win the women's 100 fly. Dimitri Colupaev turned in a 1:49.35 in the men's 200 free, downing the meet record of 1:51.43 set by Martin Kutscher in 2009.

Weronika Paluzsek won the women's 200 breast title in 2:31.93, setting a meet record in the event. Filipp Provorkov posted a 28.73 in prelims in the men's 50 breast, downing the meet record of 29.39 set by Patrick Sigle in 2009. He finished his efforts in the men's 50 breast with a meet-record winning time of 28.64. Meanwhile, Laurent Carnol clocked a 2:17.33 in the men's 200 breast for the win, and the meet record.

Max Werkmeister claimed the men's 100 breast in 1:03.41, while Emil Bening snagged the men's 50 fly title in 25.46.

Aurelie Gueydan topped the women's 400 IM in 5:07.42, while Sibylle Dalacker posted a 1:11.02 to win the women's 100 breast.

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