Tim Korstanje of the Netherlands to Arrive at Alabama this Fall (2022)

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Tim Korstanje of Nijmegen, Netherlands has announced his commitment to continue his academic and athletic careers at Alabama beginning in the 2022-2023 school year.

“Taking a big step. Starting fall 2022 I’m joining the University of Alabama swimming & diving program. Exicted to join this great program and continue to grow both as a swimmer and as a person. ROLL TIDE!!
Greatful and thankful for my family, close friends and the team in Amsterdam ❤️‍🔥”

Korstanje swims for Aqua-Novio’94 out of Nijmegen, a city that borders Germany. In July 2021, Korstanje represented the Netherlands at European Juniors. There he competed in the 50 and 100 freestyle and 50 and 100 butterfly. He made the semifinals of the 50 free and 50 fly finishing 15th in the 50 free (23.23) and 16th in the 50 fly (24.77) respectively.

In December 2021 he competed at the Dutch SCM National Championships. There he finished third in the 100 fly (53.04), third in the 50 breast (27.61), fourth in the 50 free (22.24), fifth in the 50 fly (23.86), and eighth in the 100 free (49.77).

His best SCM times are (with SCY conversions):

  • 50 free: 22.24 (20.03)
  • 100 free: 48.74 (43.90)
  • 200 free: 1:51.25 (1:40.22)
  • 100 fly: 52.93 (47.68)
  • 100 breast: 1:02.62  (56.41)

Tim is the younger brother to NC State’s Nyls Korstanje who had two A final swims at the 2022 NCAA Championships. Notably, when Nyls committed to NC State his times were similar to what Tim’s are right now. The biggest stand out is that Tim’s 100 fly conversion is a 47.68 and Nyls’ was a 47.03. Nyls now holds a personal best time of 44.17 in the 100 fly which he swam to finish fourth at NCAAs.

The Alabama men finished second out of ten teams at the 2022 SEC Championships. Tim’s best converted time in the 100 fly would already make the C final at SECs. It took times of 19.89 in the 50 free and 43.62 in the 100 free to earn a second swim.

Alabama will be entering its second season under head coach Margo Geer. The Alabama men finished 14th at the 2022 NCAA Championships.

Tim will arrive on campus this fall along with Gavin Lindley, Tanner Jones, Ethan Otten, Connor Little, Dax Harris, Drayden Bell, and John Hayes as members of the class of 2026.

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5 months ago

They picked up 5th year Victor Johansson too

5 months ago

Bama is washed. Once the 5th year women leave Margo will actually have to recruit and produce vs relying on a previous coach’s work.

Reply to  JoOj
5 months ago

If she was a bad coach it would have showed this year. Hopefully recruits will be encouraged by the results this season and the number of athletes sticking around for a 5th year.

Human Ambition
Reply to  JoOj
5 months ago

She recruited a guy that was 10th at Olympics.

5 months ago

There just might be another big time addition for the Tide this fall yet to be announced…

Reply to  SwimFan
5 months ago

A big time mens transfer in a position of need…..

Reply to  SwimFan
5 months ago

How many more players is Nick Saban going to take from the portal???

5 months ago

Huge pickup for Alabama, roll tide!!

5 months ago

Please fix your conversions. A 1:51 is a lot faster than a 1:40 and a 1:02 is significantly better than a 56

Reply to  Smh
5 months ago

These are SCM conversions not LCM

5 months ago

Seems like a miss on NC State’s part for sure. Margo continues to prove doubters wrong.

Reply to  2Fat4Speed
5 months ago

Or maybe NC State didn’t have scholarship money to give?

Frank the Tank
Reply to  Guy
5 months ago

Or people are starting to realize NC State is a mediocre school with a mediocre pool and a coach that relied on Todd DeSorbo for his early success…

Last edited 5 months ago by Frank the Tank
Blake pierogi
Reply to  Frank the Tank
5 months ago

Sure they did, now it’s time to get to bed, grandpa

Reply to  2Fat4Speed
5 months ago

Is he fast enough for NC State?

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