Maarten van der Weijden

The Tallest Male Olympic Swimming Medalists

At 6’8, Matt Grevers is tied for the tallest individual male Olympic swimming medalist dating back to 1960.

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Maarten Van Der Weijden: Spreading Cancer Awareness One Stroke At A Time

The Dutch swimmer raised a total of €3.9 million, which adds up to approximately $4.4 million. All funds raised went towards cancer research.

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SwimSwam’s Official 2018 Swammy Award Index

This month, we’re recounting the top performers and performances of the year 2018. Keep track of all of our Swammy Award winners here, with links out to full Swammy Award stories and honorable mentions.

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2018 Heart of a Champion Award: Maarten van der Weijden

Van der Weijden’s story has all of the makings of a perfect Heart of a Champion candidate: overcoming a huge challenge to become the best in the world, an incredible feat of endurance, and finally an enormous financial impact upon cancer research.

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Olympic Champion Maarten van der Weijden Breaks 24 Hour Swim WR

2008 Olympic gold medalist in the 10km marathon swim Maarten van der Weijden has improved upon the old World Record for…

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