Arno Kamminga

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Arno Kamminga is a competitive swimmer who represents the Netherlands internationally. He is known for swimming breaststroke, and has multiple short course European medals in this discipline.

International Competition

2017 World Championships (Budapest, Hungary)

At his first long course world championships, Kamminga swam the 50 breast, where he wound up in a 3-way tie for 16th (27.39) out of the prelims, requiring a swim-off. He placed 3rd overall in the swim-off (27.43), rendering him out of the semi-finals.

2019 World Championships (Gwangju, South Korea)

In Gwangju, Kamminga swam the 100/200 breast. In the 100, he advanced to the semi-finals, and placed 13th overall (59.49). In the 200, he again advanced to semi-finals, breaking the Dutch record in the process, and placed 10th overall with a 2:08.48.

2019 Short Course European Championships (Glasgow, United Kingdom)

In Glasgow, Kamminga came in having broken the Dutch breaststroke records several times the previous fall, and didn’t stop there. He won medals in all 3 breaststroke events, breaking the Dutch record in all 3 events as well. This included Gold in the 100 and 200 as well as bronze in the 50, and a silver in the 4×50 mixed medley relay.

Dutch Record Seige

In 2019-2020, Kamminga rose to prominence by breaking the Dutch breaststroke records in both short course and long course seemingly every time he jumped in the competition pool. From the world championships in July 2019 all the way to the FINA Champions Series in January 2020, Kamminga broke Dutch breaststroke records over 10 times. This included:

2021 European Championships (Budapest, Hungary)

Kamminga earned his first European champ medals in Budapest, taking silver in the 100 (58.10) and 200 breast (2:07.35) and the 400 mixed medley relay, splitting 58.37.

2020 Olympic Games

After going a personal best in prelims (57.8) and making it easily through semi-finals, Kamminga backed up his fast swimming up to this point, touching in the final at 58.00 to finish 2nd behind defending champion Adam Peaty, earning his first-ever Olympic medal with silver.

International Medals

Place Event Year Meet
Silver 100 Breast 2020 Olympic Games
Silver 100 Breast 2021 European Championships
Silver 200 Breast 2021 European Championships
Silver 400 Mixed Medley Relay 2021 European Championships
Gold 200 Mixed Medley Relay 2017 Short Course European Championships
Gold 100 Breast 2019 Short Course European Championships
Gold 200 Breast 2019 Short Course European Championships
Silver 200 Mixed Medley Relay 2019 Short Course European Championships
Bronze 50 Breast 2019 Short Course European Championships

Best Times

Course Event Time Date Meet
lcm 50 Breast 26.80 04/09/21 Eindhoven Qualification Meet
Eindhoven, Netherlands
lcm 100 Breast 57.80 07/24/21 2021 Olympic Games
Tokyo, Japan
lcm 200 Breast 2:06.85 12/04/20 Rotterdam Qualification Meet
Rotterdam, Netherlands
scm 50 Breast 25.84 12/04/19 2019 Short Course European Championships
Glasgow, United Kingdom
scm 100 Breast 56.06 12/07/19 2019 Short Course European Championships
Glasgow, United Kingdom
scm 200 Breast 2:02.36 12/05/19 2019 Short Course European Championships
Glasgow, United Kingdom
KAMMINGA Arno Netherlands NED Gold Medal SHYMANOVICH Ilya Belasus BLR Silver Medal SCOZZOLI Fabio Italy ITA Bronze Medal 100 breaststroke men Final Glasgow 07/12/2019 XX LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships 2019 Tollcross International Swimming Centre Photo Giorgio Scala / Deepbluemedia / Insidefoto KAMMINGA Arno Netherlands NED Gold Medal 200 breaststroke men Final Glasgow 05/12/2019 XX LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships 2019 Tollcross International Swimming Centre Photo Giorgio Scala / Deepbluemedia / Insidefoto Arno Kamminga (photo: Jack Spitser) Arno Kamminga (photo: Jack Spitser) Arno Kamminga, Michael Andrew, FINA Champions Series China Arno Kamminga 2017 World Championships Budapest, Hungary (photo: Mike Lewis) MOROZOV Vladimir Russia RUS Gold Medal SAKCI Emre Turkey TUR Silver Medal SCOZZOLI Fabio Italy ITA Bronze Medal KAMMINGA Arno Netherlands NED Bronze Medal 50 breaststroke men Final Glasgow 04/12/2019 XX LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships 2019 Tollcross International Swimming Centre Photo Giorgio Scala / Deepbluemedia / Insidefoto