Dutch Trials End; Fast Women’s 4×100 Free Relay Squad Ready to Do Battle in Athens

By Oene Rusticus

AMSTERDAM, April 20. THE last two days of the Dutch Nationals in Amsterdam showed some great races, but the Olympic team didn’t grow that much. No personal starts were earned; only some of the relays for Athens were completed.

The women’s 4×100 freestyle will be a great team, with Inge de Bruijn and Marleen Veldhuis as leaders. Chantal Groot is the third swimmer, with her 55,23 from Barcelona. Many other women competed for the last spot in the team, and for the reserves. Inge Dekker’s 56,05 was a great personal best time, but Annabel Kosten managed to clock 56,04 during the prelims to make her the fourth woman on the team.

Wilma van Rijn just out-touched Manon van Rooijen in the final, 56,60 to 56,75, but both members of the silver medal-winning 4×100 freestyle relay from Sydney are not likely to swim in Athens. The Dutch Swim Association hasn’t announced the final team for Athens yet. The reserves for the relay’s will be announced after the European Championships next month.

The 4×200 freestyle relay is also a strong team. Six women are ready to compete in this relay, led by US Open Champion Marleen Veldhuis. But it wasn’t Veldhuis who won this race in Amsterdam. It was Haike van Stralen who touched the pad first in 2:02,21. Veldhuis followed closely, just out-touching teammate Chantal Groot, 2:02,32 to 2:02,36. Inge Dekker finished fourth in 2:03,01, but Celina Lemmen (a freshman at SMU) already clocked 2:02,37 to make the team. Again Manon van Rooijen is not certain of making the team with her 2:03,06.

The men’s freestyle races were less successful than the women's. Thomas Felten became champion on the 200 freestyle in 1:50,97, but number two Martijn Zuijdweg who has swum 1:49 several times, wasn’t able to swim faster than 1:52,25. The bronze medal from Sydney at this relay won’t be defended in Athens, since no team can be made with swimmers incapable of making the final.

In Sydney, The Netherlands had a great 4x100m freestyle team, but the team was DQ’d because of a false start during the heats. This Olympic year, everything should go better, but getting a team together has been very difficult. Van den Hoogenband is one of the team members, together with his teammate, former backstroker Klaas Erik Zwering. In the heats of the Amsterdam Swim Cup, Mark Veens clocked 50,21 for his seasonal best, but there need to be at least four men who can swim 49 or better to make finals in Athens.

Johan Kenkhuis completed the team finishing first this weekend in 50,41 (prelims 50,36). Kenkhuis holds one of the fastest relay splits of all time, 47,89 swum in Fukuoka. If he can repeat that time, the team might have a shot at the Olympic final. Veens clocked 50,67 to finish second here. His personal best of 49,38 was set during the Olympics, but after a lot of injuries, he’s back to break that time this summer. Mitja Zastrow is still having troubles with injuries; his 50,69 was good enough for third, but did not earn a ticket for Athens yet.

The following swimmers have been selected for Athens, others might be added to his list after the European Championships.

Women: Inge de Bruijn, Marleen Veldhuis, Chantal Groot, Madelon Baans, Stefanie Luiken, Annabel Kosten, Haike van Stralen, Celina Lemmen.

Men: Pieter van den Hoogenband, Johan Kenkhuis, Thijs van Valkengoed, Joris Keizer, Klaas Erik Zwering, Mark Veens.

Dutch Nationals Amsterdam April 2004

200 m freestyle women
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Name Team St.nr. Time 50m 100m
1 Haike van Stralen De Kempvis 83-01926 2.02.21 0.28.83 0.59.34
2 Marleen Veldhuis De Whee 79-00894 2.02.32 0.58.99
3 Chantal Groot De Dolfijn SPAX 82-00562 2.02.36 0.59.07
4 Inge Dekker De Kempvis 85-00628 2.03.01 0.28.71 1.00.03
5 Manon van Rooyen De Kempvis 82-01404 2.03.06 0.28.83 0.59.55
6 Femke Heemskerk De Zijl-LGB 87-05224 2.06.27 0.59.96
7 Rieneke Terink DWK-XCESS 84-02424 2.06.33 0.28.91 1.00.43
8 Linda Bank De Dolfijn SPAX 86-00168 2.07.11 0.29.24 1.00.90

200 m freestyle men
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Name Team St.nr. Time 50m 100m
1 Thomas Felten Aqua-Novio'94 83-00655 1.50.97 0.26.56 0.55.05
2 Martijn Zuijdweg De Kempvis 76-01055 1.52.25 0.26.37 0.54.85
3 Stefan Oosting PSV 81-01265 1.52.99 0.25.78 0.54.34
4 Robin van Aggele MNC Dordrecht 84-00017 1.53.20 0.26.32 0.54.96
5 Bas van Velthoven De Zijl-LGB 85-02695 1.53.24 0.26.00 0.54.50
6 Arnold van Bavel De Kempvis 81-00063 1.53.30 0.26.39 0.55.59
7 Sander Ganzevles De Dolfijn SPAX 82-00463 1.55.42 0.26.99 0.56.08
8 Wouter Smeets WVZ 84-02093 1.56.59 0.27.04 0.56.31

50 m backstroke women
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Name Team St.nr. Time
1 Hinkelien Schreuder PSV 84-02192 0.29.79
2 Lenneke van Schaik LZ 1886 86-03124 0.29.95
3 Stefanie Luiken PSV 85-01932 0.30.32
4 Mariet Koster Hoogeveen 83-01162 0.30.43
5 Rieneke Schinkel De Whee 83-01756 0.30.45
6 Eveline Hamstra TriVia 85-01140 0.31.21
Sabrina Buur MNC Dordrecht 85-00526 0.31.21
8 Manon van Vulpen PSV 87-04494 0.31.50

50 m backstroke men
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Name Team St.nr. Time
1 Bastiaan Tamminga PSV 81-01659 0.26.96
2 John Keetman DWK-XCESS 84-01145 0.27.06
3 Nick Driebergen LZ 1886 87-00793 0.27.37
4 Dirkjan de Wit DWK-XCESS 83-02391 0.27.83
5 Dirk Gielink De Waalstroom 83-00741 0.28.06
6 Merijn Ellenkamp NDD 85-00691 0.28.09
7 Rick Hagelstein VZC Veenendaal 86-01067 0.28.19
8 Stanley Vleerlaag WZ&PC 85-02813 0.28.33

100 m breaststroke women
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Name Team St.nr. Time 50m
1 Madelon Baans De Kempvis 77-00032 1.10.83 0.32.89
2 Moniek Nijhuis OZ&PC 88-03188 1.10.84 0.32.90
3 Melanie ten Brink Xlence Swimteam 81-00232 1.12.11 0.33.80
4 Paula Boot PSV 77-00098 1.13.29 0.34.00
5 Margriet Zwanenburg DZ&PC 86-04274 1.13.39 0.34.46
6 Miranda Bosma MOSA-regio 78-00098 1.13.49 0.34.43
7 Jolijn van Valkengoed De Dolfijn SPAX 81-01516 1.14.84 0.34.85
8 Lia Dekker DZ&PC 87-00830 1.15.63 0.36.60

100 m breaststroke men
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Name Team St.nr. Time 50m
1 Thijs v. Valkengoed De Dolfijn SPAX 83-02141 1.03.08 0.29.92
2 Lennart Stekelenburg MNC Dordrecht 86-02979 1.03.65 0.29.16 NR Junior 50m
3 Martin de Wildt PSV 74-00937 1.04.23 0.30.02
4 Niels vd Hoek MNC Dordrecht 83-00921 1.06.65 0.31.24
5 Stephan van Rooden PSV 84-01917 1.06.71 0.31.53
6 Hanno van Binsbergen VZC Veenendaal 79-00109 1.06.80 0.30.44
7 Martin Gildemeester DZ&PC 80-00419 1.07.94 0.30.94
8 Sjaak Oude Ophuis Arke De Dinkel 87-02495 1.09.67 0.32.47

50 m butterfly women
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Name Team St.nr. Time
1 Inge Dekker De Kempvis 85-00628 0.27.40
2 Hinkelien Schreuder PSV 84-02192 0.27.79
3 Rieneke Schinkel De Whee 83-01756 0.28.58
4 Monique Driessen Aquarijn 78-00218 0.28.69
5 Sandra Temmerman SBC2000(SG) 80-01100 0.28.74
6 Maaike van den Brand DES 80-00154 0.28.98
7 Marina Scheepbouwer De Whee 84-02154 0.29.14
8 Hedwig Kikkert TriVia 85-01566 0.29.25

50 m butterfly men
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Name Team St.nr. Time
1 Bastiaan Tamminga PSV 81-01659 0.24.83
2 Stefan Aartsen De Kempvis 75-00007 0.24.92
3 Ewoud Tamminga DWK-XCESS 82-01701 0.25.24
4 Ralf Mertens PSV 82-01177 0.25.50
5 Dirkjan de Wit DWK-XCESS 83-02391 0.25.54
6 Tjarco Koppenaal PSV 81-00939 0.25.57
7 Joran Barends DWK-XCESS 85-00091 0.26.09
8 Remko de Jong De Dolfijn SPAX 76-00459 0.26.13

1500 m freestyle men fastest heat
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Name Team St.nr. Time 100m 200m 400m 800m
1 Alex Schelvis De Kempvis 87-02927 16.20.51 1.01.01 2.07.22 4.18.79 08.42.39
2 Mark Drenth LZ 1886 83-00559 16.56.44 1.02.27 2.08.36 4.22.29 08.57.50
3 Guido Robertz MNC Dordrecht 82-01439 17.02.94 1.02.74 2.09.55 4.21.92 08.57.91
4 Louis van Schaarenburg LZ 1886 83-01865 17.10.24 1.03.49 2.11.68 4.29.26 09.06.16
5 Michel Heijnen HGK(SG) 87-01267 17.12.44 1.03.42 2.11.13 4.26.39 09.03.28
6 Sebastiaan Reijnen Het Y-mere (SG) 86-02533 17.26.12 1.03.18 2.10.38 4.25.69 09.03.64
7 Misja Langeler De Dolfijn SPAX 84-01369 17.38.68 1.04.20 2.12.45 4.30.25 09.12.45
8 Robert Springveld Het Y-mere (SG) 83-02015 17.58.35 1.03.90 2.12.78 4.35.35 09.26.90

Dutch Nationals Amsterdam April 18 2004

100 m freestyle women
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Name Team St.nr. Time 50m
1 Marleen Veldhuis De Whee 79-00894 0.55.07 0.26.59
2 Chantal Groot De Dolfijn SPAX 82-00562 0.55.57 0.26.81
3 Inge Dekker De Kempvis 85-00628 0.56.05 0.27.59
4 Annabel Kosten AZ&PC 77-00424 0.56.14 0.26.99
5 Wilma van Rijn KZC 71-00506 0.56.60 0.27.22
6 Manon van Rooyen De Kempvis 82-01404 0.56.75 0.27.74
7 Haike van Stralen De Kempvis 83-01926 0.56.84 0.27.90
8 Femke Heemskerk De Zijl-LGB 87-05224 0.57.22 0.27.51

100 m freestyle men
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Name Team St.nr. Time 50m
1 Johan Kenkhuis De Dolfijn SPAX 80-00755 0.50.41 0.24.24
2 Mark Veens PSV 78-01089 0.50.67 0.24.34
3 Mitja Zastrow PSV 77-01249 0.50.69 0.24.58
4 Gijs Damen PSV 79-00255 0.51.03 0.24.93
5 Stefan Oosting PSV 81-01265 0.51.41 0.24.77
6 Ewout Holst De Dolfijn SPAX 78-00433 0.51.48 0.24.57
7 Robert Lijesen Van Vliet Barracud 85-01579 0.51.50 0.24.86
8 Bas van Velthoven De Zijl-LGB 85-02695 0.51.86 0.25.08

200 m butterfly women
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Name Team St.nr. Time 50m 100m
1 Sandra Temmerman SBC2000(SG) 80-01100 2.21.67 0.30.28 1.05.27
2 Hedwig Kikkert TriVia 85-01566 2.22.27 0.30.10 1.05.22
3 Anita Scheper Hoogeveen 88-03862 2.26.27 0.33.59 1.09.40
4 Chrisje Moes De Dolfijn SPAX 85-02080 2.28.97 0.31.85 1.08.79
5 Elvira Jonkers TriVia 79-00420 2.30.12 0.31.72 1.07.97
6 Chantal Nap Eemsrobben 89-03004 2.35.59 0.35.03 1.13.79
7 Sascha de Bruijn De Kempvis 88-00680 2.39.40 0.33.22 1.12.08
8 Inge Dekker De Kempvis 85-00628 NO

200 m butterfly men
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Name Team St.nr. Time 50m 100m
1 Stefan Aartsen De Kempvis 75-00007 2.01.44 0.26.57 0.57.41
2 Ralf Mertens PSV 82-01177 2.02.41 0.26.70 0.57.62
3 Bastiaan Tamminga PSV 81-01659 2.06.64 0.27.11 0.58.35
4 Tjarco Koppenaal PSV 81-00939 2.07.58 0.27.36 0.59.78
5 Joost Sprakel Hoogeveen 86-02949 2.11.18 0.28.05 1.01.17
6 Alex Schelvis De Kempvis 87-02927 2.14.20 0.29.19 1.03.46
7 Peter Kortekaas Columbiaan 81-00949 2.14.66 0.29.71 1.03.44
8 Arjen van der Meulen Orca 87-02223 2.19.41 0.30.06 1.03.45

50 m breaststroke women
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Name Team St.nr. Time
1 Moniek Nijhuis OZ&PC 88-03188 0.32.29
2 Madelon Baans De Kempvis 77-00032 0.32.75
3 Paula Boot PSV 77-00098 0.33.35
4 Miranda Bosma MOSA-regio 78-00098 0.33.50
5 Margriet Zwanenburg DZ&PC 86-04274 0.33.78
6 Karin Hidding Arke De Dinkel 84-00970 0.34.25
7 Marcia Gaspersz SG Haaglanden 89-01270 0.34.30
8 Ellen vd Velde Scheldestroom 82-01692 0.34.39

50 m breaststroke men
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Name Team St.nr. Time
1 Lennart Stekelenburg MNC Dordrecht 86-02979 0.28.95 NR Junior
2 Thijs v. Valkengoed De Dolfijn SPAX 83-02141 0.29.31
3 Hanno van Binsbergen VZC Veenendaal 79-00109 0.29.33
4 Martin de Wildt PSV 74-00937 0.29.77
5 Niels vd Hoek MNC Dordrecht 83-00921 0.30.47
6 Martin Gildemeester DZ&PC 80-00419 0.30.78
7 Rudy Ted de Haan Aquaflippers 84-00805 0.30.83
8 Stephan van Rooden PSV 84-01917 0.30.84

200 m IM women
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Name Team St.nr. Time 50 m
1 Melanie ten Brink Xlence Swimteam 81-00232 2.19.45 0.30.84
2 Madelon Baans De Kempvis 77-00032 2.21.75 0.30.70
3 Tamar Bakker DWK-XCESS 84-00080 2.23.86 0.30.98
4 Mariet Koster Hoogeveen 83-01162 2.25.81 0.30.31
5 Lona Kroese De Dolfijn SPAX 87-02382 2.26.18 0.32.16
6 Annelotte Hendriksen Columbiaan 88-01692 2.28.59 0.31.90
7 Maartje van Keulen De Stormvogel 80-00584 2.28.65 0.33.11
8 Marieke Stuiver MNC Dordrecht 85-02812 2.28.96 0.31.29

200 m IM men
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Name Team St.nr. Time 50 m
1 Robin van Aggele MNC Dordrecht 84-00017 2.03.43 0.26.43
2 Sander Ganzevles De Dolfijn SPAX 82-00463 2.06.83 0.27.85
3 Thijs v. Valkengoed De Dolfijn SPAX 83-02141 2.08.88 0.28.11
4 Sander Karssen DWK-XCESS 85-01285 2.09.49 0.28.36
5 Wouter Smeets WVZ 84-02093 2.12.43 0.28.20
6 Vincent van Rutten De Dolfijn SPAX 87-04677 2.14.07 0.29.07
7 Daan van Boxmeer Zeester-Meerval 81-00221 2.14.85 0.27.67
8 Nick Driebergen LZ 1886 87-00793 2.16.29 0.28.00

1500 m freestyle women fastest heat
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Name Team St.nr. Time 100m 200m 400m 800m
1 Edith van Dijk Hoorn 73-00082 17.00.28 1.04.50 2.11.00 4.25.68 08.58.66
2 Etta vd Weijden MNC Dordrecht 79-00974 17.13.53 1.04.71 2.12.96 4.30.65 09.06.38
3 Denise de Riet Van Vliet Barracud 84-02040 17.41.10 1.06.19 2.15.71 4.36.78 09.21.44
4 Rieneke Terink DWK-XCESS 84-02424 17.46.70 1.06.92 2.18.16 4.41.96 09.29.82
5 Linsy Heister PSV 88-01672 17.48.81 1.07.30 2.18.38 4.41.56 09.28.28
6 Linda Ronda DZ&PC 81-01260 17.54.79 1.05.50 2.15.82 4.37.33 09.24.91
7 Bianca de Bruijn De Kempvis 84-00390 18.03.97 1.07.05 2.19.01 4.42.92 09.32.02
8 Esther Nijgh LZ 1886 84-01758 18.28.96 1.06.62 2.19.39 4.47.01 09.46.07

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