Welcome to the 48th edition of the International SwimmingFestival
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Supposed to be the strongest short course festival in Germany and one of the best in Europe

This is the website of the International SchwimmingFestival (ISF), the Top swim event in Aachen.

The 48th edition of the ISF will be held on october 13.-15., 2017 in Aachen.

We invite all swimmers to participate in this traditional competition.

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Participants from more than 11 nations took part in the course of the ISF

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Records & Alltime Results

Festival records female

DistanceRecord HolderTimeYearJackpot
50 m freestyleRanomi KromowidjojoNED0:23,642014 / 201550 €
100 m freestyleFemke HeemskerkNED0:51,662014100 €
200 m freestyleFemke HeemskerkNED1:51,722014100 €
400 m freestyleRieneke TerinkNED4:05,832009150 €
800 m freestyleRieneke TerinkNED8:24,262013150 €
  50 m breaststrokeMoniek NijhuisNED0:29,902014100 €
100 m breaststrokeMoniek NijhuisNED1:05,692014100 €
200 m breaststrokeCaroline RuhnauGER2:22,852009150 €
50 m backstrokeMaaike de WaardNED0:27,26201550 €
100 m backstrokeMaaike de WaardNED0:58,972013150 €
200 m backstrokeWendy van der ZandenNED2:07,382013150 €
  50 m butterflyInge DekkerNED0:25,722007150 €
100 m butterflyInge DekkerNED0:57,552007150 €
200 m butterflyInge DekkerNED2:10,732007150 €
100 m medleyFemke HeemskerkNED0:58,962014100 €
200 m medleyFemke HeemskerkNED2:07,262014100 €
400 m medleyFemke HeemskerkNED4:33,882014100 €

Festival records male

DistanceRecord HolderTimeYearJackpot
  50 m freestyleSteffen DeiblerGER0:21,002009150 €
100 m freestyleSteffen DeiblerGER0:45,912009150 €
200 m freestyleSteffen DeiblerGER1:43,752009150 €
400 m freestyleArjen van der MeulenNED3:44,482009150 €
1500 m freestyleJob KienhuisNED14:39,972011150 €
  50 m breaststrokeHendrik FeldwehrGER0:26,722009150 €
100 m breaststrokeMarco KochGER0:58,242013150 €
200 m breaststrokeMarco KochGER2:05,022013150 €
  50 m backstrokeThomas RupprathGER0:24,272002150 €
100 m backstrokeBastiaan LijesenNED0:53,052010150 €
200 m backstrokeJens ThieleGER1:55,202006150 €
  50 m butterflySteffen DeiblerGER0:22,062009150 €
100 m butterflyJoeri VerlindenNED0:50,952009150 €
200 m butterflyJoeri VerlindenNED1:53,892009150 €
100 m medleyMarkus DeiblerGER0:53,262009150 €
200 m medleyRaphaël StacchiottiLUX1:56,88201550 €
400 m medleyMarco KochGER4:09,072013150 €

(Inter-)National Records at the ISF

(AGR = Age group record)

These national records were set up at ISF 2015:

  • Raphael Stacchiotti, Luxembourgian record in 4:09,76 over 400m medley
  • Raphael Stacchiotti, Luxembourgian record in 1:59,15 over 200m butterfly
  • Raphael Stacchiotti, Luxembourgian record in 0:53,88 over 100m butterfly
  • Nils Liess, Swiss record in 2:56,44 over 200m butterfly
  • Julie Meynen, Luxembourgian record in 1:02,49 over 100m medley
  • Monique Olivier, Luxembourgian record in 2:18,15 over 200m medley

These national records were set up at ISF 2014:

  • Femke Heemskerk, Dutch record in 1:51,72 over 200m freestyle
  • Femke Heemskerk, Dutch record in 2:07,26 over 200m medley
  • Femke Heemskerk, Dutch record in 4:33,88 over 400m medley
  • Monique Olivier, Luxembourgian record in 8:49,73 over 800m freestyle
  • Julien Henx, Luxembourgian record in 0:22,23 over 50m freestyle

These national records were set up at ISF 2011:

  • Job Kienhuis, Dutch record in 14:39,97 over 150m freestyle
  • Jonas Coreelman, Belgian record in 2:09,09 over 200m breast
  • Emmanuel Vanluchene, Belgian record in 0:23,69 over 50m butterfly
  • Jolien Sysmans, Belgian record in 0:24,92 over 50m freestyle
  • Raphael Stacchiotti, Luxembourgian record in 2:00,71 over 200m butterfly
  • Raphael Stacchiotti, Luxembourgian record in 0:54,56 over 100m butterfly (prelims)
  • Raphael Stacchiotti, Luxembourgian record in 0:54,34 over 100m butterfly (finals)

These national records were set up at ISF 2010:

  • Kim Janssens, Belgian record in 0:31,65 over 50m breast
  • Jasper Aerents, Belgian record in 0:47,90 over 100m freestyle
  • Louis Croenen, Belgian AGR (16 years) in 2:02,06 over 200m butterfly

These national and international records were set up at ISF 2009:

  • Steffen Deibler, World record in 0:22,06 over 50m butterfly
  • Steffen Deibler, German record in 0:21,00 over 50m freestyle
  • Steffen Deibler, German record in 0:45,91 over 100m freestyle
  • Kerstin Vogel, German record in 0:30,14 over 50m breast
  • Caroline Ruhnau, German record in 1:05,98 over 100m breast
  • Kimberley Buys, Belgian record in 0:59,19 over 100m back
  • Markus Deibler, German AGR (19 years) in 0:47,99 over 100m freestyle
  • Markus Deibler, German AGR (19 years) in 0:53,24 over 100m medley
  • Paul Wiechhusen, German AGR (16 years) in 1:01,49 over 100m breast (Heats)
  • Paul Wiechhusen, German AGR (16 years) in 1:01,35 over 100m breast (Finals)
  • Paul Wiechhusen, German AGR (16 years) in 0:28,69 over 50m breast (Heats)
  • Paul Wiechhusen, German AGR (16 years) in 0:28,54 over 50m breast (Finals)

These national records were set up at ISF 2008:

  • Bastiaan Tamminga, Dutch record in 0:23,25 over 50m butterfly
  • Moniek Nijhuis, Dutch record in 0:30,73 over 50m breast
  • Moniek Nijhuis, Dutch record in 1:07,63 over 100m breast
  • Kimberly Buys, Belgian record in 2:10,25 over 200m back
  • Kimberly Buys, Belgian record in 0:59,90 over 100m back
  • Esmée Vermeulen, Dutch AGR (12 years) in 2:28,28 over 200m back
  • Ensger Kotterink, Dutch AGR (14 years) in 2:11,85 over 200m butterfly
  • Jurjen Willemsen, Dutch AGR (18 years) in 0:25,51 over 50m back
  • Ranomi Kromowidjojo, Dutch AGR (18 years) in 0:53,01 over 50m freestyle
  • Ranomi Kromowidjojo, Dutch AGR (18 years) in 0:28,21 over 50m back

These national records were set up at ISF 2007:

  • Tom Vergneugden, Belgian record in 7:54,98 over 800m freestyle (lap time over 1500m)
  • Tom Vergneugden, Belgian record in 14:52,87 over 1500m freestyle
  • Raphael Stacciotti, Luxembourgian record in 3:58,41 over 400m freestyle
  • Robin van Aggele, Dutch record in 0:58,89 over 100m breast
  • Ranomi Kromowidjojo, Dutch AGR (17 years) in 0:24,57 over 50m freestyle
  • Ranomi Kromowidjojo, Dutch AGR (17 years) in 0:53,47 over 100m freestyle
  • Ranomi Kromowidjojo, Dutch AGR (17 years) in 1:58,14 over 200m freestyle
  • Ranomi Kromowidjojo, Dutch AGR (17 years) in 0:27,97 over 50m back
  • Raphael Stacciotti, Luxembourgian AGR (15 years) in 0:52,91 over 100m freestyle
  • Raphael Stacciotti, Luxembourgian AGR (15 years) in 1:53,39 over 200m freestyle
  • Raphael Stacciotti, Luxembourgian AGR (15 years) in 0:27,06 over 50m back
  • Raphael Stacciotti, Luxembourgian AGR (15 years) in 4:34,59 over 400m medley
  • Jean Francois Schneiders, Luxembourgian AGR (17 years) in 0:27,25 over 50m back
  • Jean Francois Schneiders, Luxembourgian AGR (17 years) in 0:57,12 over 100m back
  • Jean Francois Schneiders, Luxembourgian AGR (17 years) in 2:04,61 over 200m back

This national record was set up at ISF 2005:

  • Robin van Aggele, Dutch record in 0:59,42 over 100m breast

These national records were set up at ISF 2004:

  • Hinkelien Schreuder, Dutch record in 0:28,32 over 50m back
  • Hinkelien Schreuder, Dutch record in 1:02,10 over 100m medley
  • Maarten vd Weijden, Dutch record in 15:05,30 over 1500m freestyle

These national records were set up at ISF 2003:

  • Tine Bossuyt, Belgian record in 0:25,58 over 50m freestyle
  • Tine Bossuyt, Belgian record in 0:26,71 over 50m butterfly
  • Tine Bossuyt, Belgian record in 1:00,19 over 100m butterfly
  • Mitja Zastrow, Dutch record in 0:24,78 over 50m freestyle (prelimb)
  • Mitja Zastrow, Dutch record in 0:24,73 over 50m freestyle (finals)
  • Moniek Nijhuis, Dutch AGR (15 years) in 0:31,95 over 50m breast
  • Marc Uppenkamp, German AGR (17 years) in 4:21,63 over 400m medley

The history of the International SwimmingFestivals

The history of ISF

The International Swimming Festival- A Success Story

In 1963, ASV06 held its first International Swimming Festival (ISF). No one could have foreseen how it would evolve from those humble beginnings. The founders of the ISF wanted to host a truly international meet. Up until that point, meets had been referred to as ‚international‘ but they were in reality only domestic or local club meets.

In the first years it was a purely female swim meet. The first winners of the City of Aachen’s Trophy were the Southall SC from London, England. Due to the tireless dedication of Claus Vandenhirtz, more and more clubs from different nations started coming to Aachen. It was common practice at that time to offer accommodations to athletes in local host families. Over the years many friendships were formed which ultimately benefitted the Swimming Festival as well.

In 1993 and 1994 the club underwent changes and the ISF didn’t take place. The event took place once again in 1995 under the leadership of Holger van Bergen. He brought new concepts to the ISF such as electronic timing with an electronic results board. This consequently made it much more interesting for spectators. Furthermore, for the first time prize money was offered, a new concept in the German swimming community.

The „small but mighty“ International Swimming Festival in 1995 started setting a string of meet records and continues to this day. Of 34 standing records, 18 of them were broken at that first meet! Some of these records had stood for over 10 years! Without a doubt, anyone who witnessed the legendary 200 meter freestyle women’s final would never forget it. Dagmar Hase swam and set a sensational best time. She set a meet record that stood for over 10 years and this time would have qualified her for the WC title that year.

To this day, clubs from all over Europe and even the USA have competed in Aachen at the ISF. Through word of mouth it has become known that the Osthalle (name of the pool) has a very fast field. Since then there have been over 100 National records set at the ISF. The current organizers are particularly proud that it isn’t just one star or individual that has dominated the field. It has been shown again and again that there is a deep field competing at the ISF. This in turn attracts a full house of spectators for the finals.

Due to its reputation, the ISF is an official short course qualification meet for the Royal Dutch Swimming Federation (NED).

Thomas Rupprath, the European Champion who set and held the record for the 50 and 100 meter butterfly at the ISF in 2005, discovered that records are made to be broken. At the 2006 ISF, Berlin’s Johannes Dietrich beat Rupprath’s best times in these events. His time of 23.20 seconds in the 50 meter butterfly beat the European Champion titleholder that day.

We hope you don’t pass up on the chance to be part of the ISF’s interested spectators who have come to watch one of the fastest swim events in Germany. Each final heat is accompanied by rousing music and a lightshow. The finals promise a thrilling event showcasing extraordinary talent.