Silke Voets Placed

Zwembeurs amerika Silke

Date of birth:
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Available Fall 2017



Spring 2017

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:

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