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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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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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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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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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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ROY VAN DER WOUDE

Roy is an enthusiastic trainer with a passion for the sport of swimming, which he tries to show during every training. For a number of years Roy trains young swimmers in Haarlem, where he is still active as a competitive swimmer as well. After finishing his study as a PE teacher, he is very motivated to put a lot of attention into making everybody a better swimmer.

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KINGUE STRUIJF

Kingue is a professional swimmer with extensive experience as a national level swimmer with multiple national titles. As a swimmer Kingue finds it important to ask the ‘why’ about focus points or skills, and he enjoys taking an ‘out-of-the-box’ approach to finding points of improvement. As a coach, he likes to take the same approach and take a refreshing look at your swimming and together with you find ways to improve

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GONÇALO SANTOS

Being an athlete his entire life, Gonçalo studied sports science in Portugal, his homeland. After being a competitive swimmer in his teens, he became a triathlete and Ironman with extensive knowledge in running, cycling and performance planning. Gonçalo has worked with athletes from 5 to 65, from starters to European Champions. Proud fan of the SwimGym method, he knows what training hard feels like but prefers to train smart instead.

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JUSTUS YKEMA

Next to SwimGym coach, Justus is a competitive swimmer and masters student at the UvA in Amsterdam. With multiple Dutch national titles and medals in both age group and senior level he has lots of experience at a national swimming level. As a medley specialist, Justus is very skilful in teaching and improving all swimming strokes and would love to help you accomplish your personal goals.

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KAYLEE DE JONG

Kaylee's specialty is long-distance swimming and she has extensive experience in open water and in the pool at both national and international levels. In addition to various national podium places in the pool, she has become Dutch champion several times in the open water in both the freestyle and breaststroke. Working with trainers at club level and federation level along with her experiences has made her enthusiastic to pass on tips and tricks so that everyone can achieve their goal.

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LOEK FOSTER

Former Waterpolo player Loek has a wealth of experience on high-intensity swimming. He gladly conveys his knowledge on technical skills and body conditioning to his trainees. His style of training is marked by an energetic and eager approach. Loek provides solid training sessions to follow with a smile. After a Personal Training session or a Swim of the Day by Loek, you will leave the pool feeling pleased and energized!

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