Franko Grgić flew the Olympic standard at 1500 meters with 14 time: 56: 55 and became the first Croat to cross this share faster than 15 minutes.

Marin Mogić, his senior teammate from the Split "Adriatic", also swam faster than the 15 00: 99, 15: 00: 38 minutes. Mogic will, in addition to the 800 meters competing at the European Championships, play with Grgic and 1500 meters of free style discipline.

FINA, the World Swimming Organization, marked the beginning of March as the deadline for winning the Olympic norms, Croatian swimmers have secured it right from the very beginning, so that, in their coach Mate Ružić, they could continue to work without pressure.

Branko Kuzele