March 11, 2020
The annual Nordic Swimming Tour is set to kick-off this month, but there is already a disruption due to the worldwide coronavirus ( COVID-19 ) situation. The Nordic Tour typically consists of a trio of meets including Helsinki Swim Meet (Finland), the Bergen Swim Festival (Norway) and the Swim Open Stockholm (Sweden). Although the first top, the Helsinki Swim Meet scheduled for March 25th and 26th is slated to go on as planned, stop #2 in Bergen has been cancelled.
March 7, 2020
Germany’s Jacob Heidtmann and Marius Kusch , both training under the guidance of coach David Marsh in San Diego, raced inside the cut for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in action at the TYR Pro Swim Series in Des Moines last night . For Heidtmann, a 4:12.40 victory over 400m medley, produced a provisional ticket to Tokyo with a bonus card in the mix: a second shot in the Olympic pool four years after he was disqualified at his first Games in Rio after finishing fifth fastest in heats.