World-Ranked Puts & Kromowidjojo Head-Up Initial Dutch Euro Squad

Now that both the Swim Cup – The Hague and the Eindhoven Swim Cup have completed in Netherlands, the initial squad selected for the European Championships has been announced by the Royal Dutch Swimming Federation (KNZB).

Throughout our coverage of both meets, which took place April 6th-8th (The Hague) and April 13th-15th (Eindhoven), we identified those swimmers having notched qualifying times in their respective races, giving us some insight into what the roster was shaping up to be for Glasgow. However, additional members may be added by the federation.

Per the KNZB selection criteria, the 2nd qualifying period now begins and runs through June 30th, whereby swimmers can specifically request a competition of their choice, pending approval, be used as their trial meet. However, during the 2nd period, the swimmers will be vying for only those spots not already taken up by athletes having achieved qualifying times already. Suggested meets for the 2nd qualifying period include the Mare Nostrum circuit in Canet, Barcelona and Monaco, which all take place in June, as well as the Sette Colli Trophy in the same month.

Below is the initial roster accompanied by the events for which each swimmer has qualified:

  • Ranomi Kromowidjojo: 100 freestyle, 50 freestyle and 50 butterfly
  • Km Busch: 100 freestyle, 50 butterfly and 50 freestyle
  • Femke Heemskerk: 100 freestyle and 200 freestyle
  • Kira Toussaint: 50 backstroke and 100 backstroke
  • Tessa Vermeulen: 100 backstroke
  • Tes Schouten: 50 breaststroke
  • Maaike de Waard: 50 backstroke
  • Tamara van Vliet: 50 freestyle
  • Kinge Zandringa: 100 butterfly
  • Marjolein Delno: 4×100 freestyle and 4×200 freestyle
  • Robin Neumann: 4×200 freestyle
  • Esmee Vermeulen: 4×200 freestyle
  • Loulou Vos: 4×200 freestyle
  • Jesse Puts: 50 Freestyle
  • Ties Elzerman: 50 breaststroke
  • Arno Kamminga: 50 breaststroke, 100 breaststroke and 200 breaststroke
  • Mathys Goosen: 50 butterfly and 100 butterfly
  • Yuri Verlinden: 100 butterfly
  • Arjan Knipping: 400 medley
  • Nyls Korstanje: 50 butterfly
  • Stan Pijnenburg: 4×100 freestyle and 4×200 free stroke
  • Kyle Stolk: 4×100 freestyle and 4×200 freestyle
  • Dion Dreesens: 4×100 freestyle and 4×200 freestyle
  • Maarten Brzoskowski: 4×200 freestyle
  • Ferry Weertman: 4×200 freestyle

The ten-person coaching for the EC consists of the following staff members:

  • Marcel Wouda, head coach
  • Mark Faber, coach
  • Patrick Pearson, coach
  • Geert Janssen, coach
  • Thijs Hagelstein, coach (ow)
  • Jan Herber, physiotherapist
  • Patrick Martens, physiotherapist
  • Elsbeth van Dorssen, physician
  • Nick Driebergen , team manager
  • Michiel Reijnders, physical trainer

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Joe Bagodonuts

Well, that’s just an unfortunately worded headline!

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