Swedish Short Course Swimming Championships

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

The Swedish Short Course Swimming Championships (Swedish: Svenska Mästerskapen i simning, SM i simning, Sim-SM, Kortbane-SM) 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[edit]

The first Swedish Short Course Swimming Championships was held 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.

Champions[edit]

Name Clubs Titles Years Best event (titles)
Alshammar, ThereseTherese Alshammar Järfälla SS, SK Neptun, Helsingborgs SS 41 1991-2006 12 50 m backstroke (12)
Holmertz, AndersAnders Holmertz Motala SS, Spårvägens SF 33 1984-1997 14 400 m freestyle (14)
Eriksson, AgnetaAgneta Eriksson Västerås SS 24 1980-1987 07 100 m freestyle, 200 m freestyle, 100 m butterfly (all 7)
Lejdström, ThomasThomas Lejdström Västerås SS 20 1979-1985 06400 m IM (6)
Sjöberg, JohannaJohanna Sjöberg Helsingborgs SS, Södertälje SS, Spårvägens SF 20 1995-2005 09 100 m butterfly (9)
Nilsson, MalinMalin Nilsson Malmö KK, Simavdelningen 1902 17 1990-1995 06 400 m freestyle, 800 m freestyle (both 6)
Berggren, PeterPeter Berggren Skärets SS 15 1980-1989 08 100 m breaststroke (8)
Karlsson, LouiseLouise Karlsson Skärets SS, Helsingborgs SS 15 1990-1997 04 50 m breaststroke (4)
Holmström, AnnelieAnnelie Holmström Stockholmspolisens IF 14 1980-1986 08100 m breaststroke (8)
Frölander, LarsLars Frölander Borlänge SS, Sundsvalls SS, Linköpings ASS 14 1992-2006 07 100 m butterfly (7)
Lillhage, JosefinJosefin Lillhage Simavdelningen 1902, Göteborg Sim, Väsby SS 14 1996-2006 06 200 m freestyle, 400 m freestyle (both 6)
Zarnowiecki, AnitaAnita Zarnowiecki Simavdelningen 1902 13 1969-1975 04 400 m IM (4)
Arvidsson, PärPär Arvidsson Finspångs SK 13 1977-1983 05 100 m butterfly, 200 m butterfly (both 5)
Baron, BengtBengt Baron Finspångs SK 13 1979-1984 06 100 m backstroke (6)
Svahnström, MalinMalin Svahnström Väsby SS 13 1996-2005 05 200 m IM (5)

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