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Thom DE BOER
Sport Swimming
NOC Netherlands   
GenderMen
Born24 Dec 1991 in Alkmaar, NED
Height1.96 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Amsterdam, NED
Occupation
Athlete, Finance
Languages
Dutch, English
Higher education
Business Administration, Economics - University of Amsterdam: Netherlands
Sport Specific Information
Club / Team
De Dolfijn: Amsterdam, NED
Name of coach
Job van Duijnhoven [club]; Mark Faber [national], NED
Training Regime
He swims every day after work from 18:00 to 19:30.
General Interest
Other information
OCCUPATION
He works full-time as a financial analyst at Rockfield Real Estate in Amsterdam, Netherlands, alongside his swimming career. "My company gives me the freedom and confidence to work remotely. That makes the combination doable." He believes that his training time being limited does not matter because he focuses on quality over quantity. "From a swim point of view, I might be one of the best in the world. Hardly anyone is faster in the water than me. You don't have to have much technique for the 50m freestyle. I'm just a sprinter, they don't have to train much. My training is of high quality, so every session is meaningful. Quantity is less important." (parool.nl, 07 Dec 2020; volksrant.nl, 03 Dec 2020; nos.nl, 31 Jul 2021; nu.nl, 21 Jul 2021)

EDUCATION
He has studied for a master's degree in monetary policy and banking. (Instagram profile, 11 Nov 2021)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
8 2021 Tokyo, JPN 50m Freestyle 21.79
Heats 2021 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Semifinal 2022 Budapest, HUN 50m Freestyle 21.99
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 50m Freestyle 21.07
4 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:06.10
3 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:23.78
2 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:28.61
1 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:36.20
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Semifinal 2021 Budapest, HUN 50m Butterfly 23.51
4 2021 Budapest, HUN 50m Freestyle 21.80
8 2021 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:13.79
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2021 Kazan, RUS 50m Freestyle 20.97
Semifinal 2021 Kazan, RUS 50m Butterfly 22.83
Heats 2021 Kazan, RUS 100m Freestyle 46.92
1 2021 Kazan, RUS 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:22.89
1 2021 Kazan, RUS 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:36.18
1 2021 Kazan, RUS 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:28.93
3 2021 Kazan, RUS 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:32.16
Heats 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 50m Freestyle 21.97
Heats 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 50m Butterfly 24.78
4 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:24.61
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
7 2018 Eindhoven, NED 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:36.04
1 2017 Berlin, GER 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:28.70
7 2017 Doha, QAT 100m Freestyle 49.49
4 2017 Doha, QAT 50m Freestyle 21.87
1 2017 Doha, QAT 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:32.20
1 2017 Doha, QAT 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:40.92
6 2017 Eindhoven, NED 50m Freestyle 21.46
1 2017 Eindhoven, NED 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:28.90
1 2017 Eindhoven, NED 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:39.34
8 2017 Hong Kong, CHN 50m Butterfly 24.50
5 2017 Hong Kong, CHN 50m Freestyle 22.03
1 2017 Hong Kong, CHN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:32.11
1 2017 Hong Kong, CHN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:40.75