International Swimming Hall of Fame Honorees By Country (Belgium)

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Fred Deburghgraeve - 2008 Swimmer
At the tender age of eight, this youngster started swimming at the Roeselare Swim Club. He was coached by his father for the first eight years of his life. Once he reached a certain level, his father thought he needed a more experienced coach and they found a Dutchman by the name of Ronald Gaastra. But even when he was competing at the elite levels, he did not have ideal training conditions.