Pieter van den Hoogenband

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Sebastiaan Verschuren Shares Slo-Mo Underwater Video

Sebastiaan Verschuren posted a slo-mo video to his Facebook page Monday with the caption ‘If you would ask me: “why do you swim?” I would probably just show you this small video I made today. Total freedom’.”

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Tritonwear Showdown: Men’s 200 Free Gold, 2004 Athens Olympics

By the time the Olympics came to Athens in 2004, Ian Thorpe and Pieter van den Hoogenband were already legends in the global swimming community. Michael Phelps was a rapidly rising star…

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Dutch Men Win First European Relay Title Since 1999

Sebastiaan Verschuren anchored the Dutch 800 free relay to their first European relay title in 17 years.

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Cseh Earns 20th Career European Championship Medal With 50 Fly Silver

With a silver medal in the 50 fly Laszlo Cseh earned his 20th career European Championship (LC) medal.

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Brzoskowski Breaks van den Hoogenband’s Dutch 400 Free Record

Maarten Brzoskowski broke freestyle legend Pieter van den Hoogenband’s Dutch national 400 free record at the European Championships tonight taking 5th.

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van den Hoogenband Prepared to Take on TD Role Under One Condition

Dutch swimming legend Pieter van den Hoogenband has expressed his desire to become the next Technical Director of Dutch Swimming as long as he does not have to answer to John Kossen…

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Kromowidjojo Posts a 51.72 100 Freestyle at Dutch Championships

Olympic champion Ranomi Kromowidjojo took the women’s 100 freestyle at the Dutch Short Course National Championships in a time of 51.72…

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Success In Both 50 and 100 Free Much Rarer Than In The Past

Nathan Adrian struggles in the 100 free and success in the 50 free shows just how tough that double is

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Van den Hoogenband: A disturbing look at pollution in the waters of the Rio Olympics site

Three-time Olympic champ Pieter van den Hoogenband posted a picture of a man standing on a board in the middle of a heavily-polluted Brazilian waterway where Olympic events will be held in a little more than a year.

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7 Years Since Michael Phelps Won 7 in ’07

Michael Phelps won 7 gold medals 7 years ago at the 2007 World Championships.

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Top Dutch Swimmers Preparing For 10th Swim Cup In Eindhoven

The top Dutch swimmers will be competing against many international athletes at the 10th Swim Cup in Eindhoven…

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Revenge of the Nerds, Part 2: All-Time Men’s Olympic Medal Winners

It’s no secret that Michael Phelps sits atop the Olympic medal heap – but by how much? And just how strong is the American men’s legacy?

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SwimSwam Exclusive Interview With Jacco Verhaeren

It was a week ago that the Swimming Australia brass, John Betrand AM and CEO Mark Anderson announced that they…

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Nerding Out: All-Time Leaders in World Championship Medal Counts

If Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte were their own country at World Championships, they’d sit in 6th place in the total gold medal count for all sports, both men and women.

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Hoogenband 3-time Olympic Champion at 2013 FINA Worlds – Video Feature Profile

Pieter van den Hoogenband, speed master and Olympic icon, is at the 2013 FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain, working for Eurosport as a swimming analyst. (Image courtesy of FINA)

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