Kromo, Heemskerk Head Up 10-Strong Dutch Roster For SC World C’ships

Now that the ISF-Aachen has concluded, the meet which represented the final qualifying opportunity for Dutch swimmers to gain a spot on the roster for this December’s Short Course World Championships, the Royal Dutch Swimming Federation has announced its official line-up for Hangzhou.

10 swimmers, composed of 6 females and 4 males, will compete for Netherlands in December. Among them are the two gold medalists from the 2016 edition of the Short Course World Championships, Jesse Puts and Ranomi Kromowidjojo. Puts took the surprise men’s 50m freestyle title over Russia’s Vlad Morozov, while Kromo nailed the 50m free gold for the women in Windsor.  This time around, Puts fell short of the KNZB-mandated qualifying time for automatically qualify for the Championships, but the KNZB discretionarily gave him chance to defend his title.

Teen Nyls Korstanje competed in 2016, but is not on the roster this time around due to his now competing stateside at NC State. Tamara van Vliet and Marrit Steenbergen also competed in 2016 and earned relay medals, but will not be in the mix at this year’s championships.

At the 2016 edition of the FINA Short Course World Championships in Windsor, Netherlands came away with 6 medals total, including the two aforementioned individual golds, along with Kromo’s 100m free silver and 3 relay medals.

Below are the selected swimmers and their respective events.


Kim Busch: 4×50 freestyle relay and 4×100 freestyle relay        

Femke Heemskerk: 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle, 200 freestyle, 400 freestyle, 100 medley, 4×50 freestyle relay and 4×100 freestyle relay 

Ranomi Kromowidjojo: 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle, 50 backstroke, 50 butterfly, 4×50 free relay and 4×100 freestyle relay

Valerie van Roon: 4×50 freestyle relay       

Kira Toussaint: 50 backstroke, 100 backstroke, 4×100 freestyle relay

Maaike de Waard: 50 butterfly                        


Ties Elzerman: 4×50 medley mixed relay         

Arno Kamminga: 100 breaststroke and 200 breaststroke  

Stan Pijnenburg: 4×50 freestyle mixed relay 

Jesse Puts: 50 freestyle     

Marcel Wouda (coach) 
Mark Faber (coach) 
Sander Bouts (doctor) 
Jan Herber (physiotherapist) 
Nick Driebergen (team manager)

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