Steenbergen Star of Dutch Junior and Youth Championships

15 year old Marrit Steenbergen took down three 15 and under and youth national records on the weekend at the Dutch Junior and Youth Championships in Eindhoven.

Steenbergen won the women’s 15 and under 50, 100 and 200 freestyle events all in record time. She posted a 25.34 in the 50, a 54.07 in the 100 and a 1:59.29 in the 200 breaking the 15 and under, youth and competition records in all three events.

Steenbergen has made some pretty impressive improvements over the last year. Her best times coming into the season were:

  • 50 freestyle – 26.47
  • 100 freestyle – 56.93
  • 200 freestyle – 2:04.03

With her winning time in the 100 freestyle Steenbergen was only one one-hundredth of a second off of the Dutch qualifying standard for Kazan.

Tes Schouten was also impressive in the same age group sweeping the breaststroke events. Schouten set new national age group records in both the 50 (32.27) and 100 breaststroke (1:10.85) while setting a new competition record in the youth category posting a time of 2:38.17.

On the men’s side Caspar Corbeau had outstanding results in both the 14 and under 100 and 200 breaststroke events. Corbeau broke the 14 and under national record and the competition record in the junior 2 category. He took the 100 in a time of 1:07.65 and the 200 in a time of 2:25.92.

In the 16 and under age group Nyls Korstanje took down both the national age group and meet records in the men’s 50 freestyle putting up a time of 23.54. Korstanje also broke the junior 4 competition record in the 100 butterfly posting a time of 55.90.

Full results can be found here.

A breakdown of the Dutch age group categories can be found here.


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5 years ago

Just a side note, Caspar Corbeau holds the national age group record (US) in the 11-12 200 yard free relay as a part of the Tualatin Hills Swim Club.

bobo gigi
5 years ago

54.07 in the 100 free at 15? Almost 3 seconds dropped in one season!
Another Dutch sprint star in the making for that little country! Amazing!
At this pace of improvement she will swim 53 low next year!
Imagine the relay with Heemskerk, Ranomi, Steenbergen and Dekker!

bobo gigi
5 years ago

I didn’t know her. Her progression is stunning. 😯

Her 3 huge performances in video.

50 free

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