Chocolate At Stake: Kira Toussaint Among Dutch Racers At Martinez Cup

2019 MARTINEZ CUP (Amsterdam)

The 2019 Martinez Cup is set for this weekend, with Dutch racers competing for not only prize money, but also for chocolate. The meet’s sponsor is Dutch chocolate company Martinez Chocolade, which means event winners are in for a sweet treat upon touching the wall.

What makes the event even sweeter still is that it is a qualifying competition for this year’s European Short Course Championships, scheduled for December 4th-8th in Glasgow, Scotland.

Swimmers must meet or exceed a time within the table at the bottom of this post in their respective events in order to potentially add their name to the Dutch roster. You can read more about the KNZB’s selection policy here.

There is plenty of star power ready to rumble in Amsterdam this weekend, with the following competitors entered in various events. Of note, among the names below are Arno Kamminga and Jesse Puts, both of whom will be attending this meet instead of representing their International Swimming League (ISL) squad of Iron this weekend in Lewisville, Texas.

Among Notable Men: Jesse Puts, Thom de Boer, Maarten Brzoskowski, Arno Kamminga, Ties Elzerman, Joeri Verlinden, Mathys Goosen, Arjan Knipping

Among Notable Women: Tamara van Vliet, Valerie van Roon, Kira Toussaint, Marrit Steenbergen, Tessa Vermeulen, Rosey Metz, Kinge Zandringa

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After 16 years at a Fortune 1000 financial company, long-time swimmer Retta Race decided to change lanes and pursue her sporting passion. She currently is Coach for the Northern KY Swordfish Masters, a team she started up in December 2013, while also offering private coaching. Retta is also an MBA …

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