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The great backstroker from Iceland, Eyglo Osk Gustafsdottir, today announced her participation. Eyglo won bronze in Netanya on 200 backstroke and she is qualified for the olympic games in Rio.  She is the Nordic Recordholder on 200 backstroke long course with 2.09.86. 

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Today four medalist from EC in Netanya announced their participation. We proudly present  Aleksandra Urbańczyk (silver at the Short course Europeans in Netanya 50 back W), Tomasz Polewka (gold in Netanya in 50 back M), Sebastian Szczepański (2 bronze medals in Netanya 50, 100 free M), Alicja Tchórz (silver in 100 back W). We also give a big welcome to Kacper Majchrzak, the fantastic freestyler. This weekend on the Polish Nationals in Lublin he did a time on 200 freestyle that would have given him silver in Netanya!

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Today we can proudly announce some new international great swimmers for Swim Open Stockholm from coach Dirk Langes HPC team in Graz, Austria:
Nikola Obrovac (CRO) - Junior WC medal winner - Breaststroke
Edgar Crespo (PAN) - Olympian, finalist WC in Dubai on 50 Breaststroke
Maria Laura Pereza (Costa Rica) - Olympian - Butterfly
Tomas Klobuknic (SVK) - Olympian, Final at WSC- Breaststroke
Ronald Tsui (HK) - National Team, Breaststroke
Irakli Bolkvadze (GEO) - Olympian, Breaststroke
Caroline Pilhatsch (AUT) - Junior European Champion, Backstroke

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See the young talented long distance freestyler Henrik Christiansen from Norway in Stockholm. Henrik conquered the bronze medal in the European shortcourse Championships in Netanya after a magnificent finish on 1500 freestyle with the respectful time of 14.23.60! 

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Today we proudly can announce that the current olympic champion in 100 breaststroke, Cameron Van Der Burgh from South Africa will compete in Swim Open Stockholm! !!Beside his olympic gold he also has won three gold medals and six silver medals in world championships. Cameron trains a lot with the german coach Dirk Lange who runs the succesfull High Performence Center in Graz, Austria. Dirk joins Cameron to Stockholm and also bring some other great swimmers from his team. We find names like the two South African swimmers Gerhard Zandberg (two times bronze medalist on world championships 50 backstroke) and Giulio Zorzi (bronze 50 breaststroke on world championships). 

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The German giant Marco Koch, current world champion on 200 breaststroke from Kazan, today announced his participation in Swim Open Stockholm. Marco also won gold on both 100 breast and 200 breaststroke during EC in Netanya last week and will swim all breaststroke events and also 200 & 400 IM in Stockholm.

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