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Maaike DE WAARD
Sport Swimming
NOC Netherlands   
GenderWomen
Born11 Oct 1996 in Vlaardingen, NED
Height1.73 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Eindhoven, NED
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Dutch, English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age seven with ZV Zeehond '73 in the Netherlands.
Why this sport?
When she started swimming at age seven, she was already involved in gymnastics. She continued to do both until age 11, at which point she decided to switch her focus to swimming. "After my swimming lessons I wanted to keep swimming, so I started competitive swimming."
Club / Team
HPC Eindhoven: Netherlands
Name of coach
Patrick Pearson [national]; Mark Faber [national], NED
International Debut
Year
2012
Competing for
Netherlands
Tournament
European Short Course Championships
Location
Chartres, FRA
General Interest
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Just do it." (Athlete, 12 Jul 2015)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the Olympic Games. (Instagram profile, 25 May 2021; Athlete, 12 Jul 2015)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
16 2021 Tokyo, JPN 100m Backstroke 1:00.49
10 2021 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:59.89
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
10 2022 Budapest, HUN 50m Backstroke 27.77
Semifinal 2022 Budapest, HUN 100m Backstroke 1:00.15
8 2022 Budapest, HUN 50m Butterfly 25.85
5 2022 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:57.24
Semifinal 2019 Gwangju, KOR 50m Backstroke 28.04
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 50m Butterfly 26.40
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 100m Backstroke 1:01.26
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 50m Backstroke 28.42
Semifinal 2017 Budapest, HUN 50m Butterfly 25.89
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 100m Backstroke 1:03.81
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 50m Backstroke 28.86
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 100m Backstroke 56.11
6 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 50m Butterfly 25.12
5 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 50m Backstroke 25.99
3 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:34.89
3 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:44.03
7 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:53.97
5 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 50m Butterfly 25.32
Semifinal 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 50m Backstroke 26.74
2 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay  
2 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 50m Medley Relay  
2 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:28.02
3 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:44.57
8 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 50m Butterfly 25.66 
Semifinal 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 50m Backstroke 26.70
Heats 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 100m Backstroke 58.78
2 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:29.82
3 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:31.10
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
  2022 Rome, ITA 50m Backstroke  
  2022 Rome, ITA 100m Butterfly  
3 2022 Rome, ITA 50m Butterfly 25.62
8 2021 Budapest, HUN 100m Backstroke 1:00.64
5 2021 Budapest, HUN 50m Butterfly 25.76
3 2021 Budapest, HUN 50m Backstroke 27.74
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 100m Butterfly 1:00.09
5 2021 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:57.41
Heats 2018 Glasgow, SCO 50m Butterfly 26.82
11 2018 Glasgow, SCO 50m Backstroke 28.09
Heats 2018 Glasgow, SCO 100m Backstroke  
4 2018 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
5 2016 London, ENG 50m Backstroke 28.14
7 2016 London, ENG 50m Butterfly 26.18
Heats 2016 London, ENG 100m Backstroke 1:02.13
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2021 Kazan, RUS 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:44.68
2 2021 Kazan, RUS 50m Butterfly 24.97
2 2021 Kazan, RUS 100m Backstroke 55.86
3 2021 Kazan, RUS 50m Backstroke 26.11
6 2021 Kazan, RUS 50m Freestyle 24.10
1 2021 Kazan, RUS 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:36.18
2 2021 Kazan, RUS 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:35.47
1 2021 Kazan, RUS 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:28.93
3 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 50m Butterfly 25.46
3 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 50m Backstroke 26.40
Semifinal 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 100m Backstroke 57.92
4 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 4 x 50m Medley Relay  
10 2013 Herning, DEN 100m Backstroke 59.53
Heats 2013 Herning, DEN 50m Butterfly  DNS
Semifinals 2013 Herning, DEN 50m Backstroke 27.61
Heats 2013 Herning, DEN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:41.84
Heats 2013 Herning, DEN 4 x 50m Medley Relay  DSQ
8 2012 Chartres, FRA 50m Butterfly 26.39
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
17 2021   Overall Ranking  
5 2021 Berlin, GER 100m Backstroke 57.71
7 2021 Berlin, GER 100m Butterfly 57.83
7 2021 Berlin, GER 100m Freestyle 54.11
6 2021 Berlin, GER 50m Freestyle 24.50
5 2021 Berlin, GER 50m Backstroke 26.29
4 2021 Berlin, GER 50m Butterfly 25.45
4 2021 Budapest, HUN 50m Backstroke 26.41
6 2021 Budapest, HUN 50m Freestyle 24.69
4 2021 Budapest, HUN 100m Backstroke 57.09
3 2021 Budapest, HUN 100m Butterfly 57.12
3 2021 Budapest, HUN 50m Butterfly 25.27
6 2018 Budapest, HUN 50m Backstroke 26.44
4 2018 Budapest, HUN 50m Butterfly 25.32
6 2018 Eindhoven, NED 100m Backstroke 58.61
6 2018 Eindhoven, NED 50m Butterfly 25.68
7 2018 Eindhoven, NED 50m Backstroke 26.66
12 2017   Overall  
4 2017 Beijing, CHN 50m Backstroke 26.62
5 2017 Beijing, CHN 100m Backstroke 58.21
3 2017 Beijing, CHN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:40.99
3 2017 Beijing, CHN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:31.97
3 2017 Berlin, GER 50m Backstroke 26.55
3 2017 Berlin, GER 50m Butterfly 25.24
1 2017 Berlin, GER 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:38.41
4 2017 Doha, QAT 50m Freestyle 25.16
3 2017 Doha, QAT 100m Backstroke 58.63
3 2017 Doha, QAT 50m Butterfly 25.87
3 2017 Doha, QAT 50m Backstroke 27.06
1 2017 Doha, QAT 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:40.92
1 2017 Doha, QAT 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:32.20
3 2017 Eindhoven, NED 50m Butterfly 25.46
1 2017 Eindhoven, NED 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:39.34
3 2017 Hong Kong, CHN 50m Backstroke 26.95
5 2017 Hong Kong, CHN 50m Freestyle 25.01
4 2017 Hong Kong, CHN 100m Backstroke 58.74
3 2017 Hong Kong, CHN 50m Butterfly 25.79
1 2017 Hong Kong, CHN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:40.75
4 2017 Moscow, RUS 100m Backstroke 58.15
2 2017 Moscow, RUS 50m Backstroke 26.55
4 2017 Singapore, SGP 50m Butterfly 25.59
3 2017 Singapore, SGP 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:38.80
2 2017 Singapore, SGP 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:29.97
5 2017 Tokyo, JPN 50m Butterfly 25.74
7 2017 Tokyo, JPN 50m Backstroke 26.98
2 2017 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:30.70