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Ferry Weertman, 2018 FINA Male Open Water Swimmer

Olympic and world champion Ferry Weertman won the FINA Male Open Water Swimmer 2018 Award as a result of outstanding performances at the LEN Championships in Scotland's Loch Lomondand winning the 2018 FINA Marathon Swim World Series. 

Diving into the past of the Dutch New Year’s Dive

So, have you done it yet, the New Year’s Dive? Although it has grown into a distinct Dutch tradition, the New Year’s Dive does not actually originate from the Netherlands.

What is the New Year’s Dive exactly?

It is quite simply what it says on the tin, a dive into a cold body of water to ring in the New Year. It rather literally gives you a fresh start. And it is really that easy, jumping into cold water. Perhaps its simplicity is what has made it so popular.

1# Bodegraven Ice Swim 2019

Date: 
Saturday, 2 February, 2019 (All day)

Swimming in ICE COLD water. Who dares?
On februari 2nd, 2019, the first edition of the Bodegraven Ice Swim will be held.
Bodegraven Ice Swim is an ice swim race. Ice swimming is swimming in water under 5 degrees Celsius, without wetsuit.
There is a choice of distances, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 meters.

Dutch open ice swimming

Date: 
Thursday, 18 January, 2018 (All day) to Saturday, 20 January, 2018 (All day)

Dutch open ice swimming
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 - Sun, 20 Jan 2019

Amstel Ice Swim 2018

Date: 
Sunday, 30 December, 2018 (All day)

Amstel Ice Swim
Sun, 30 Dec 2018

Swim around Klein Bonaire

Date: 
Sunday, 7 October, 2018 - 06:00

Wijnand de Wolf and Anita Smits have planned the very first organized swim around Klein Bonaire (12km) as a cause for helping improving the public natural swimming pool of the island. Join them from Eden Beach on October 7th from 6am (Bonaire time)! Live broadcast via Facebook will be available then for those who can't come but what to witness this amazing attempt.

Swimming through the city in Roermond

The Roermond City Swim is an incredible opportunity to swim along the Maas and Roer rivers in a historic city centre. The race is hosted in downtown Roermond located in the southeastern part of the Netherlands and boasts a unique swim through the centre of town.

The Way This Man’s Body Looks After Swimming 163 Km In 55 Hours Will Freak You Out

From a young age, Maarten van der Weijden from the Netherlands was known as a promising swimming talent. However, before his career could begin he faced a challenge that could have ended it all. At only 19 years old Maarten was diagnosed with cancer. 

Maarten Van Der Weijden, A Champion Like No Other

After swimming 163 km over 55 hours in his native Netherlands, 2008 Olympic 10K marathon swim champion Marten van der Weijden* has generated over €3.5 million euros (US$4,050,060) in his 11 city charity swim - to date, this represents the greatest amount of proceeds from a single charity open water swim in history.

Ill health forces Dutch Olympian to halt long-distance swim

THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS 

Maarten van der Weijden beat leukemia and went on to win an Olympic gold swimming medal in Beijing, but even his powers of endurance weren't enough to complete his latest challenge.

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