Kamminga, Steenbergen and Schouten Highlight Dutch 18-Swimmer Roster For Doha Worlds

Ten women and eight men will represent the Netherlands for the 2024 World Championships in Doha, Qatar this February with competition scheduled from February 2-18th with swimming scheduled from February 11th-18th.

Highlighting the men’s roster is Arno Kamminga who won silver this past summer at 2023 Worlds in the 100 breaststroke in a three-way tie. Kamminga was the only Dutch swimmer to medal on the men’s side in Fukuoka, Japan. Kamminga won silver in both the 100 and 200 breaststrokes at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and is the Dutch National Record holder in all three breaststroke events in both SCM and LCM.

Earlier this month, Kamminga won the SCM 100 breaststroke European Championship title swimming a 56.52 and finished third in the 200 breaststroke with a 2:03.32.

Kaminga told SwimSwam that he decided to attend Worlds because “me and my coach Mark have said from day 1 we would go here. It’s a great competition to learn and race against the very best. Most people I’ll race in Paris will be here so it makes no sense to skip this meet.”

Thom de Boer and Nyls Korstanje are also Dutch national record holders in each of their respective events that they will swim in Doha. Korstanje graduated this past spring from NC State.

On the women’s side, Marrit Steenbergen and Tes Schouten lead the way. Steenbergen won SwimSwam’s Breakout Swimmer of the Year in 2022 and continued her momentum into this past year. Steenbergen won bronze this past summer at 2023 Worlds in the 100 freestyle swimming a personal best of 52.71. She also was 5th in the 200 free at Worlds.

Schouten was the other woman to medal at Worlds in Fukuoka as she won bronze in the 200 breaststroke swimming a National Record of 2:21.63. Schouten also holds the National Record in the LCM 100 breaststroke as well as the SCM 100 and 200 breaststrokes. Just two weeks ago, Schouten had a huge swim at the European Championships swimming a 2:16.09 in the SCM 200 breaststroke to win the event by over three seconds.

This means that all three of the Dutch medalists from 2023 Worlds will be in attendance in Doha. Their one silver and two bronze medals placed them 13th in the medal table this past summer.

Kira Toussaint also highlights the women’s roster. Toussaint just won the European Championship title in both the 50 and 100 SCM backstrokes. She also was sixth in the 200 backstroke. Toussaint made the semi-finals of the 100 backstroke this past summer at 2023 Worlds.

Men’s Roster

Name Events
Arno Kamminga 100, 200 Breast
Caspar Corbeau 100, 200 Breast
Thom de Boer 50 Free
Kenzo Simons 50 Free
Thomas Jansen 400 IM
Nyls Korstanje 100 Fly
Kai van Westering 200 Back
Stan Pijnenburg relay

Women’s Roster

Name Events
Marrit Steenbergen
50, 100, 200 free
Tes Schouten 100, 200 breast
Imani de Jong 400, 1500 free
Kira Toussaint 100 back
Maaike de Waard 100 back
Janna van Kooten 200 free
Kim Busch 50 free
Milou van Wijk relay
Silke Kolkenborg relay
Yara van Kalmthout relay

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5 months ago

… sleeping on Caspar. Under Mark Faber’s training, he is on a roll.

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