Swim around Klein Bonaire

Sunday, 7 October, 2018 - 06:00

Wijnand de Wolf and Anita Smits have planned the very first organized swim around Klein Bonaire (12km) as a cause for helping improving the public natural swimming pool of the island. Join them from Eden Beach on October 7th from 6am (Bonaire time)! Live broadcast via Facebook will be available then for those who can't come but what to witness this amazing attempt.

Swimming through the city in Roermond

The Roermond City Swim is an incredible opportunity to swim along the Maas and Roer rivers in a historic city centre. The race is hosted in downtown Roermond located in the southeastern part of the Netherlands and boasts a unique swim through the centre of town.

The Way This Man’s Body Looks After Swimming 163 Km In 55 Hours Will Freak You Out

From a young age, Maarten van der Weijden from the Netherlands was known as a promising swimming talent. However, before his career could begin he faced a challenge that could have ended it all. At only 19 years old Maarten was diagnosed with cancer. 

Maarten Van Der Weijden, A Champion Like No Other

After swimming 163 km over 55 hours in his native Netherlands, 2008 Olympic 10K marathon swim champion Marten van der Weijden* has generated over €3.5 million euros (US$4,050,060) in his 11 city charity swim - to date, this represents the greatest amount of proceeds from a single charity open water swim in history.

Ill health forces Dutch Olympian to halt long-distance swim


Maarten van der Weijden beat leukemia and went on to win an Olympic gold swimming medal in Beijing, but even his powers of endurance weren't enough to complete his latest challenge.

Dutchman aims to swim the Elfstedentocht to raise money for cancer research.

Olympic open water swimming champion Maarten van der Weijden will on Saturday 18-8-2018 begin a marathon swim following the 200 kilometre route of the legendary Elfstedentocht skating race.

Van Rouwendaal edged out in bid for fourth gold

Sharon van Rouwendaal produced the most astounding comeback of the European Championships after losing her way in the 25km open swimming event only to still come agonisingly close to completing a clean sweep of four golds in Loch Lomond on Sunday.

‘King Ferry’ delivers Dutch another late, late gold

Ferry Weertman was hailed as the “king of the open water” after once again delivering one of his celebrated last-gasp shows in Loch Lomond to deliver gold for the Netherlands in the 5km mixed team event at the European Championships.


After an incredibly close photo finish in the men’s 10k at the European Championships, the judges took several minutes to analyze who the winner was between Ferry Weertman of the Netherlands and Kristof Rasovszky of Hungary. They were both given identical times of 1:49:28.2, but after much deliberation, it was determined that it was Weertman who had indeed touched first.

Van Rouwendaal completes golden double in the 10km

Dutch Olympic champion Sharon van Rouwendaal completed an open water swimming double at the European Championships on Thursday when she added the blue riband 10 km title to the 5km gold she won 24 hours earlier.