200m Freestyle at the International Winter Swimming Association World Championships

200m Freestyle at the International Winter Swimming Association World Championships

After a dominating series of performances at the IISA 5th World Championship in Samoëns, France last week (5 gold medals in the 250m, 500m, and 1000m freestyles, and the 4x50m and 4x250m relays), German ice swimming phenom Alisa Fatum is entered in the 200m freestyle at the 2023 Winter Swimming World Championships in Lake Bled in Slovenia between January 24th.

The most highly decorated swimmer in International Ice Swimming Association World Championship history will compete against the best of the best of the winter swimming community, including Michaela Rusnakova, Ailen Lascano Micaz, Karoline Boesen Nielsen, Erin Medcalf, Marie-Therese Bartl, Katja Hechel, Claudia Müller, Merle Vantsi, and Catharina Hoegdal.

There are 10 heats in the men’s 200m freestyle. Competitors include Josef Köberl, Alex Rossi, Richard Nyary, Paul Bieber, Patrick Retallick, Franck Louvel, Peter Plavec, Kilian Franke, Marek Halva, Alan Luckhurst, Artur Ulmas, Colin Hill, Matías Ola, Marek Svejda, and Lars Mack.

The venue for the Winter Swimming World Championships is at the Olympic Rowing Center Bled. The center already hosted Winter Swimming World Cup 2019 and Winter Swimming World Championships 2020.

Julia Wittig of Germany set the current 200m freestyle world record of 2:23.08 at the 2018 Winter Swimming World Championships in Tallinn, Estonia. Yaroslav Pronin of Belarus [shown above at the 11th Winter Swimming World Championships in Tallinn, Estonia] set the men’s 200m freestyle world record of 2:02.59 at the Russian Pacific Open Cup in Vladivostok, Russia in 2017.

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