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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Ice Swimming In The Netherlands

IISA Netherlands was established on September 4th 2017 by Richard Broer, Fergil Hesterman and Christa Hesterman-van Beers.

The board of directors includes the three co-founders, Irene van der Laan, a dual inductee in the International Swimming Hall of Fame and the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame, and Dr. Jac Guijt.

Hesterman explains the Dutch governing body, "We promote the ice swimming in the Netherlands by setting up training groups and encouraging people to organize their own competitions. This season we have three competitions: the Amstel Ice Swim that is held in the city center of Amsterdam, the Dutch Championships Ice Swimming, organized by the Openwater Swimming Club in the swimming pool Zwembad de Waterdam in Volendam, and the Bodengraven Ice Swim, organized by the Surfplas Ice Swimmers, the biggest ice swimming group in the Netherlands.

We also try to actively organize official courses to train more International Ice Swimming Association officials and maintain records [see below].

This year we will also go with seven swimmers to the Ice Swimming World Championships in Murmansk, Russia
."

At the recent Amstel Ice Swim, held on December 30th 2018, 111 swimmers competed in the 5.7°C water of the Amstel. 16 people competed in the Ice Kilometer:

Men:
1. Sven Elfferich, Netherlands 15:06.64
2. Stefan Runge, Germany 16:43.86
3. Raymond Oosterbaan, Netherlands 18:43.25
4. Alexander Schilder, Netherlands 18:59.69
5. Florian Batterman, Germany 21:29.39
6. Jan Willem Zuilhof, Netherlands 24:34.25
7. Peter Hoegdal, Denmark 30:25.85
8. Raymond de kuiper, Netherlands DNF

Women:
1. Margot Stenveld, Netherlands 18:13.80
2. Kerstin Thomas, Germany 20:01.15
3. Antje Mexner, Germany 20:23.50
4. Birna Hrönn Sigurjónsdóttir, Iceland 20:27.10
5. Célestine van Hoorickx, Belgium 20:30.87
6. Ailén Lascano Micaz, Argentina 21:12.15
7. Devos Goedroen, Belgium 23:23.24
8. Catharina Hoegdal, Denmark 24:49.29
9. Jessica Verstegen, Netherlands 29:15,47
10. Laurence Dalboussiere, France DNF

Male Dutch Ice Swimming Records:
Ice Mile by Fergil Hesterman in 20:40.2 on January 30th 2016 in Volendam, Netherlands
1000m freestyle by Sven Elfferich in 12:29.94 on March 3rd 2018 in Obertraun, Austria
500m freestyle by Fergil Hesterman in 6:11.60 on January 8th 2017 in Burghausen, Germany
450m freestyle (discontinued) by Peter Steur in 5:58.51 on January 30th 2015 in Volendam, Netherlands
200m freestyle by Mike Schilder in 2:40.15 on January 31st in 2016 in Volendam, Netherlands
50m freestyle by Bastiaan van Houwelingen in 29.75 on January 27th 2017 in Volendam, the Netherlands
100m breaststroke by Mike Schilder in 1:33.68 on January 31st 2016 in Volendam, Netherlands
50m breaststroke by Yoram Hoogterp in 42.23 on January 30th 2016 in Volendam, the Netherlands

Female Dutch Ice Swimming Records:
Ice Mile by Margot Stenveld in 24:35.81 on January 19th 2018 in Volendam, Netherlands
1000m freestyle by Margot Stenveld in 15:00.51 on January 21st 2018 in Volendam, Netherlands
500m freestyle by Kyra Sterre Wijnker in 6:54.21 on January 20th 2018 in Volendam, Netherlands
450m freestyle (discontinued) by Jantien Braakman in 7:10.83 on January 30th 2016 in Volendam, Netherlands
200m freestyle by Marjon Huibers in 3:21.64 on January 31st 2016 in Volendam, Netherlands
50m freestyle by Anja Mus in 28.49 on January 30th 2015 in Volendam, Netherlands
200m breaststroke by Barbara van Paasen in 3:49.61 on January 28th 2017 in Volendam, Netherlands
100m breaststroke by Jen-Ai van Soelen in 1:54.38 on January 21st 2016 in Volendam, Netherlands
50m breaststroke by Esther Tol in 53.43 on January 27th 2017 in Volendam, Netherlands

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