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Tamara VAN VLIET
Sport Swimming
NOC Netherlands   
GenderWomen
Born31 Dec 1994
Height1.84 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Partner Mathys Goosen
Occupation
Athlete, Beautician
Languages
Dutch
Sport Specific Information
Club / Team
De Dolfijn: Netherlands
Name of coach
Mark Faber [national], NED
General Interest
Hobbies
Spending time with her dog. (isl.global, 31 Dec 2020)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up on what you believe in." (isl.global, 31 Dec 2020)
Famous relatives
Her partner Mathys Goosen competed for the Netherlands in swimming at the world championships in 2017 and 2019. (SportsDeskOnline, 09 Dec 2021; Instagram profile, 31 Jul 2021)
Other information
HARD TIMES
She considered quitting the sport in 2015 after struggling with anorexia and anxiety for a number of years. She was dropped from training squad at the National Training Centre in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and returned to training with her former coach Hans Elzerman in The Hague. "I was ill for six years. It took up so much energy that I just couldn't takes it anymore. Then they said at the National Training Centre in Amsterdam, 'Sorry Tamara but your time her is at an end'. I thought, 'Is this it?' No, I liked swimming too much." (racingclub.nl, 01 Dec 2016)

 Competition Highlights
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Semifinal 2017 Budapest, HUN 50m Freestyle 24.72
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay  
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2018 Glasgow, SCO 50m Freestyle 25.11 
Heats 2016 London, ENG 50m Freestyle 25.49
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2021 Kazan, RUS 50m Freestyle 24.93
1 2021 Kazan, RUS 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay  
4 2019 Glasgow, SCO 50m Freestyle 23.83
1 2019 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:35.21
Heats 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 50m Backstroke 27.75
Heats 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 50m Freestyle 24.71
4 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 4 x 50m Medley Relay  
1 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:33.91
1 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay  
1 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 4 x 50m Medley Relay  
Heats 2015 Netanya, ISR 50m Freestyle  DNS
2 2015 Netanya, ISR 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:36.20
1 2015 Netanya, ISR 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:44.85
3 2015 Netanya, ISR 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay  
Heats 2013 Herning, DEN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay  DSQ
Heats 2013 Herning, DEN 50m Freestyle 52.17
3 2013 Herning, DEN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay  
20 2011 Szczecin, POL 50m Freestyle 25.29
35 2011 Szczecin, POL 100m Freestyle 55.64
8 2011 Szczecin, POL 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:51.09
4 2011 Szczecin, POL 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:38.76
World Cup Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2017 Berlin, GER 50m Freestyle 24.01
3 2013 Berlin, GER 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:32.31
4 2013 Eindhoven, NED 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:32.11