Netherlands

RIO GOLD MEDALIST VAN ROUWENDAAL CHANGES COACHES ONE YEAR TO TOKYO

In addition to the news that NC State standout Nyls Korstanje is leaving his college home for the Eindhoven National Training Centre, another big announcement came out of the Netherlands today.

Mileage ace Van Rouwendaal can no longer be fooled by a coach

Many photos of animals hang from the wall in her parents’ house in Eindhoven. Ducks especially. It is a memory of the childhood of swimmer Sharon van Rouwendaal (26) in France. Duck and Ducky were her best friends.

Van Rouwendaal has always been an outsider. The long-distance swimmer became Olympic champion in the 10 kilometers of open water at the 2016 Rio Olympics. 

No summer holiday? Councillors propose ‘wild swimming’ in the river

With long summer months ahead and limited possibilities of foreign holidays, councillors in Amsterdam have proposed designating official ‘wild swimming’ points along the Amstel river.

Sharon van Rouwendaal, The Olympic Marathon Champ Who Trains In A Paddling Pool

Olympic marathon champion Sharon van Rouwendaal is used to going the distance in pool, rivers, lake, sea and ocean. She trains 90km a week.

This coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic season is different and we find the Montpellier-based Dutch ace in her backyard on a rope pacing herself standing still in a paddling pool.

Kyra Wijnker Won 1000m Freestyle IISA World Cup Series Title

The 2020 IISA World Cup Series has concluded after a season where the world’s best ice swimmers and winter swimmers competed in Amsterdam (Netherlands), Vietsbroon (Germany) and Cheltenham (Great Britain).

Dutchman Lars Bottelier takes line honours in 2020 Rottnest Channel Swim

Dutchman Lars Bottelier has taken line honours in the 2020 South32 Rottnest Channel Swim, winning the gruelling open-water race in a time of 4 hours, 18 minutes and 26 seconds.

The current male solo race record of 3:59:28 set in 2018 by Solomon Wright.

Will Rollo finished second in 4:22:16 with 17-year-old Kyle Lee finishing third in 4:25:30.

Flying Ferry Completes 5km-10km Open Water Double While Maddie Gough Tops TSS Onslaught

Flying Dutchman Ferry Weertman certainly showed no ill-effects from his 10km victory on Saturday to back up to complete the Brighton Beach double with a commanding Australian 5km Championship victory on Australia Day in Adelaide today.

Pack misses the boat as Dutch Ferry powers home with Hayley Anderson in fine touch

Olympic champion Ferry Weertman has caught the field by surprise, swimming a wider line to the finish to capture the Australian Open Water 10km Championship in perfect conditions at SA’s Brighton Beach today.

Fergil Hesterman, Kyra Wijnker Win Ice Kilometer In Volendam

Dutch ice swimmers Fergil Hesterman and Kyra Wijnker threw down some pretty fast 500m and Ice Kilometer times at the Ice Swimming Volendam event on January 18th-19th in zwembad De Waterdam Edam/Volendam, Netherlands.

Christof Wandratsch Shows Speed & Stamina At Amstel Ice Swim

Germany’s Christof Wandratsch never used to like or perform well in cold water when he was a professional marathon swimmer in the 1990s.

But times change as Wandratsch has well-deservedly become an icon in ice swimming. The transformation to a truly hardened athlete is complete.

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