The Dutch team announced their roster for the 2014 Short Course World Championships in Doha, Qatar that begin this Wednesday, sending a total of eight women.
The Dutch squad will consist of Inge Dekker, Femke Heemskerk, Ranomi Kromowidjojo, Maud van der Meer, Moniek Nijhuis, Sharon Rouwendaal, Rieneke Terink and Esmee Vermeulen.
Inge Dekker is one of the biggest names on the roster and had an amazing world cup series this year demonstrating that she has plenty of talent in the short course pool. Dekker racked up a total of 372 points on the circuit overall to finish second behind Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu.
Dekker was dominant in the sprint freestyles and flys, taking home five 50 freestyle wins, five 100 freestyle wins, seven 50 fly wins, and six 100 fly wins.
She’ll be swimming the 50 freestyle and 100 fly at Worlds.
Femke Heemskerk is also in a good position heading into the meet having broken the Dutch record in the 200m IM this fall. Heemskerk swam a time of 2:06.88 to break that record, a time which currently ranks her third in the world.
The Dutch team is as follows:
Ranomi Kromowidjojo: 50 free, 100 free,
Inge Dekker: 50 free, 100 fly
Femke Heemskerk: 100 free, 200 free, 200 IM
Rieneke Terink: 200 free, 400 free
Sharon Van Rouwendaal: 400 free, 800 free
Moniek Nijhuis: 100 breast, 200 breast
Maud van der Meer: relays
Esmee Vermeulen: relays