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Paulien Koenen Spring 2019

College zwembeurs Amerika Paulien

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Dutch
25-February-1997
2016
3.0

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Mendy de Rooi

Zwembeurs amerika Mendy

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Dutch
05-August-1997
2017
3.6

 

Available Fall 2017

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TOEFL:
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79
530
450

Country: Netherlands
Height:   5'5 ft
Weight:   128 lbs

Personal and academic information

Mendy is an eighteen year old girl who was born and raised in Lelystad, the Netherlands. She grew up in a small family with her mom, dad and older sister. She is a very independent and athletic individual that has experienced some rough events during her junior years.

 

at the age of 16 her dad passed away which understandably had a big impact on her life and her Swimming. Mendy and her dad had a very special bond and he drove her every day to the swimming pool.

 

Mendy is currently a senior in high school at middle level vocational education level with a focus on sport and PE. She is expected to graduate in May 2017. 

 

Mendy achieved a total score of 980 on her SAT and 79 on her TOEFL. 

 

Athletic information

 

Mendy is an allround swimmer that prefers freestyle and butterfly. In addition she can swim the backstroke and the breaststroke too. During her junior career she became Dutch junior campion on the 100m Fly when she was 14 years old and one year later she qualified for the European Youth Olympic Festival. 

 

Unfortunately, due to financial reasons Mendy couldn’t proceed with her swimming. In 2015 she picked her swimming up again and this year she qualified for 5 events at the Dutch national championships. Eventhough she didn’t swim at her best she is still happy with her development. Mendy is eager to keep developing herself in college.

 

Her best personal records converted to yards are:

  • 50 yard freestyle: 0:24.58
  • 100 yard freestyle: 0:53.27
  • 200 yard freestyle: 1:58.57
  • 100 yard backstroke: 1:01.39
  • 200 yard backstroke: 2:11.13
  • 50 yard butterfly: 0:26.01
  • 100 yard butterfly: 0:57.47
  • 100 yard breast: 1:10.71
  • 200 yard IM: 2:14.97


For all personal records and progress, please view the following link:

http://www.swimrankings.net/

Please note that the records at swimrankings.net are measured in meters and not in yards. In order to convert you can use this tool


http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/results/conversions.asp

 

Silke Voets (transfer)

Zwembeurs amerika Silke

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Dutch
03-April-1998
2017
3.5

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Silke Voets Placed

Zwembeurs amerika Silke

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Dutch
03-April-1998
2017
3.5

 

Available Fall 2017

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Spring 2017
430
450

Country: Netherlands
Height:  5'6 ft
Weight:  162 lbs

Personal and Academic Information

 

Silke is a 18-year old Dutch swimmer who grew up with her parents, little sister and disabled little brother in Belgium. Besides swimming her hobbies are shopping and spending time with her friends.

 

Silke went to high school in Belgium until her sophomore year and after that she went to The Netherlands in order better combine her swimming with school. She is currently a senior in high school at a school for only top athletes who want to combine their school and sport (Johan Cruyff college). She wants to major in Sports management. 

 

Silke achieved a combined score of 880 on her SAT (M; 430 R&W:450). She wil take te TOEFL test in the spring of 2017.

 

Athletic information

 

Silke started swimming from a very young age and she swam her first race when she was 8 years old. During her junior career Silke was selected for the Belgium junior team (u-10 and u-12). At the age of 12 she won a bronze medal at the 100m Freestyle at the Belgium national junior championships. In 2013 she swam her first season in The Netherlands. In these 3 years she participated in multiple finals at the Dutch national junior championships at the Dutch open women's national championships in different events. 

 

Silke is an allround short and mid-long distance swimmer. Her best events are 50-100-200 meters freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke and 200 meters IM. 

 

Her best personal records converted to yards are:

  • 50 yard freestyle: 0:24.36
  • 100 yard freestyle: 0:52.57
  • 200 yard freestyle: 1:56.61
  • 500 yard freestyle: 5:15.55
  • 50 yard back: 0:28.14
  • 100 yard back: 0:59.05
  • 200 yard backstroke: 2:09.31
  • 50 yard breast: 0:30.90
  • 100 yard breast: 1:06.57
  • 200 yard breast: 2:26.71
  • 50 yard butterfly: 0:27.09
  • 100 yard butterfly: 1:02.94
  • 200 yard IM: 2:12.47
  • 400 yard IM: 4:49.99

 
For all personal records and progress, please view the following link:

http://www.swimrankings.net/

Please note that the records at swimrankings.net are measured in meters and not in yards. In order to convert you can use this tool


http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/results/conversions.asp

 

Hanna Van Horen Placed

Hannavh

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Belgian
30-Jul-1997
2015
3.0

 

 Available Fall 2015

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February 2015
April 2015

Country: Belgium
Height:  5'9 ft
Weight: 139 lbs

Personal and Academic Information

 

Hanna Van Horen is a 17-year old girl who grew up in Hofstade, a little town in East Flanders, Belgium. She is the oldest of three children; she has a sister and a brother.  In her free time, she loves to spend time with her friends and family, likes to read books and to ride a bike.

Hanna is currently in her senior year of high school and is expected to graduate in June of 2015. She has a Science-Modern Languages focus and has both sciences and languages as major subjects. She is scheduled to take the ACT in April and the TOEFL in February of 2015.

Hanna is strongly motivated to continue to combine sports and education, both at a high level. 

Athletic Information

Hanna has been swimming at swim club Neptunes since she was 5 years old and during her junior career she competed at many regional, national and open tournaments.

Hanna became champion of Flanders on the 200m backstroke and second on the 100m backstroke under 12 (2009). In 2013 she was third on the 100m freestyle (under 16) during the Flanders Speedo Cup, a competition where also a lot of European swimmers participate. Last year she won two bronze medals (200m freestyle and 50m butterfly) at the Belgian national Championships under 18 and she also competed at the Belgian open national championships.

Her favorite distances are: 100, 200 & 400 freesyle, 50 & 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke. She is currently mainly focussing on 100 & 200 freestyle and 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke.


Hanna trains 7 times a week for a total of 13 hours in the water and also goes to the gym 3 hours per week for injury prevention and power training.

Her best personal records converted to yards are:

  • 100 yard freestyle: 0:52.51
  • 200 yard freestyle: 1:52.51
  • 500 yard freestyle: 5:16.54
  • 50 yard butterfly: 0:25.88
  • 100 yard butterfly: 0:58.54
  • 100 yard backstroke: 0:59.36

For all personal records and progress, please view the following link:

http://www.swimrankings.net/

Please note that these records are measured in meters and not in yards. In order to convert you can use this tool


http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/results/conversions.asp

 

Bart Sommeling Placed

Zwembeurs Amerika

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Dutch
22-Jan-1998
2015
2.7

 

Available Fall 2015

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83
460
480
420

Country: The Netherlands
Height:   6'0 ft
Weight:  150 lbs

Personal and academic information

 

Bart is a 16-year old boy who grew up together with his parents and younger brother and sister in Aalsmeer, the Netherlands. Bart has a passion for endurance sports and besides swimming he is also very interested in cycling and running. He even competed at many (1/8) triatlons. He also used to play water polo at a high level but due to his busy swim schedule he couldnt combine it anymore.

Bart is currently a senior in high school and is expected to graduate in June 2014. He is scheduled to take both his SAT and TOEFL in the Fall of 2014

Athletic Information

Since the age of 6 years Bart started with swimming, first recreational and later on competitive  at Oceanus, a swimming association at Aalsmeer. Bart swam his first national championships in 2008 when he was 11 years old, one year after that he became national champion on the 400m freestyle in his age group. Since that time Bart made it every year to the national championships. During the national championships long course (June 2014) Bart won a bronze medal in the 400m IM. Bart once participated at an International Swimming Festival in Aachen, he swam the 1500m freestyle. 

Bart sees himself as a mid-long distance swimmer and at the beginning of this season he transferred to De Dolfijn swim team in Amsterdam. He made this choice in order to have the possibility to train more frequently and with even more specialized trainers.  

Bart’s personal records converted to yards can be found here:

50 yard freestyle: 0:22.66
100 yard freestyle: 0:48.90
200 yard freestyle: 1:46.78
500 yard freestyle: 4:46.67
1000 yard freestyle: 10:13.52

1650 yard freestyle: 17:35.03
100 yard medley: 0:56.60
200 yard medley: 2:00.86
200 yard freestyle: 1:51.48
400 yard Medley: 4:17.31
100 yard butterfly: 0:57.36
100 yard backstroke: 0:58.12
100 yard breaststroke: 1:08.36

All of his personal records can be found via:  

http://www.knzbnoord.nl/wedstrijdzwemmen/swimrankings?page=athleteDetail&athleteId=4280998

Please note that these records are measured in meters and not in yards. In order to convert you can use this too

http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/results/conversions.asp

His goals are to reach as high as possible on the Dutch championships. Bart trains around nine and an half hour in the pool. Besides swimming he trains one hour in the gym and one hour dry training for core-stability. In the summer holiday Bart runs twice a week and he participates in open water swimming competitions.

 

 

 

Josha van den elzen Fall 2015

Josha

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Dutch
03-Oct-1996
2015
2.7

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