OLYMPIC EXPERIENCE

All our coaches have competed at a professional level, either as a swimmer, triathlete or coach. They have many years of experience and knowledge at their disposal. Founder Johan Kenkhuis is an Olympic swimming medaillist.

Meet our team below. Are you interested in personal training, but don't know which coach suits you? Then contact us:

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FEDOR HES

Fedor is an Olympic coach who guided elite swimmers and Olympic medal winners Marleen Veldhuis, Inge de Bruijn and Johan Kenkhuis during international championships. Nowadays he uses his knowledge of training and experience in coaching for swimmers and triathletes of all levels.

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LOES ZANDERINK

As a true breaststroke specialist, Loes competed in the European championships and became national champion and Dutch record holder in the 200 meter breaststroke. Loes has broad experience in coaching, triathletes as well as amateur swimmers. Besides coaching she also teaches kids in preliminary school.

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JOHAN KENKHUIS

SwimGym founder and two time Olympian Johan won a silver and bronze medal in the 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games. He is a freestyle specialist and nowadays also commentator for the Dutch broadcasting during international swimming championships.

ANNABEL KOSTEN

After years of training and studying in the United States, Annabel earned a spot on the Dutch national swimteam. As a steady member of the relay team she participated in several European and World championships and Olympic Games with a highlight of scoring a bronze medal in the 2004 Olympic Games. Her heart still beats faster for anything that has to do with sports and she loves to share her expertise and enthusiasm for swimming with the SwimGym members.

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JELLE DE BOER

Jelle is a very experienced coach and personal trainer, both in swimming as fitness. He has a background in waterpolo where he coached on national level. His enthousiasme for training motivates his swimmers every time they come in and train.

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BEAU KNEPPERS

Beau is a former long distance specialist who won multiple medals at National Championships. He is a fanatic CrossFit athlete as well who loves to coach swimmers and triathletes to become better, stronger and faster.

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TESSA BROUWER

Tessa won a bronze medal in the 100 breaststroke at the European Championships in 2010 and competed at the World Championships in Shanghai a year later. You will always see Tessa smiling and she brings this positive attitude to the pool deck while also working hard. The perfect combination if you ask us!

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SÉBAS VAN LITH

A true allrounder with a international swimming career in medley swimming and breaststroke. Sébas held the Dutch national record on the 200 breaststroke for many years and is known for putting in the work every time he hits the pool. He likes to challenge his swimmers to put in the effort in every training to get the most out of your swim.

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ANDREA KNEPPERS

Andrea Kneppers swam internationally for years with as highlight competing in the 2016 Rio Olympics with the 4x200 freestyle relay. With this same relay she won the bronze at the 2016 European Championships in London. Andrea studied, swam and coached in the United States and now she uses this knowledge, inexhaustible energy and love for the sport to get the best out of our members.

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DENNIS REKVELT

As coach of the youngest Dutch national champion swimmers, Dennis knows exactly how to coach and improve the technique for swimmers of all levels. In 2018 Dennis competed at the Dutch National Championships himself, and, on top of that, he is now a certified personal trainer!

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SASKIA POSTMA

The Aruba-native Saskia has a huge passion for swimming and triathlons. She used to swim competitively for years and is currently coaching swimmers and (professional) triathletes on their way to crush their goals. Saskia is combining all this with her Masters ‘Sport Science’ at the Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam.

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MICHAEL STOLT

Michael’s biggest dream was to be a swimcoach and at the SwimGym this passion shines through. Michael is an experienced triathlete himself (he has done two Iron Man’s) and is the clubcoach in Hoofddorp. Are you planning on doing a triathlon? Personal training with Michael will certainly give you an advantage!

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NINO SIELING

Nino is a competitive swimmer, former national record holder and still competes at national level in freestyle and backstroke events. Nino is a 2.03m tall masters student Econometrics who takes great pleasure in coaching swimmers to be the best versions they can be.

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JOOP TRUIJEN

Joop is still swimming competitively, and has also done some triathlons and open water swimming. Freestyle is his favourite stroke. Joop first started coaching kids, after which he coached student swimmers and triathletes. He is eager to help athletes achieve their goals.

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