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Swedish Short Course Swimming Championships

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Sport  Swimming
No. of teams  65 (2006)
Most recent champion(s)  Last winners lists
Founded  1953
Country  Sweden

The Swedish Short Course Swimming Championships (Swedish: Svenska mästerskapen i kortbanesimning) are annually in late November in an indoor 25m pool. The championships sometimes also works as trials for the World Championships and European Short Course Swimming Championships. Swimmers representing Swedish swim teams may participate. Non-Swedish swimmers who have participated include Anthony Ervin and Attila Czene.

History

The first Swedish Short Course Swimming Championships was swum in 1953 in Stockholm, but the first Swedish Swimming Championship was held in 1899.

On the first championship, the events were 50 m freestyle, 200 m backstroke, 100 m butterfly and 4×50 m freestyle relay for men and women. Swimmers from SK Neptun won three of the events, while SK Poseidon's swimmers won two.

Two times the Short Course Championships has been swum in long course in pools, in 1988, when it worked as 1988 Summer Olympics trials and in 1990, when it worked as 1991 World Aquatics Championships trials.

The swimmer with the most individual gold medals is Therese Alshammar (41 titles), Anders Holmertz (33), Agneta Eriksson (24) and Thomas Lejdström and Johanna Sjöberg (both 20). Of them, Therese Alshammar is the only swimmer still active.

References

Swedish Short Course Swimming Championships Wikipedia


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