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Sport Swimming
NOC Aruba   
Born03 Jul 1996
Height1.80 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Noord, ARU
Dutch, English, Spanish
Higher education
Tourism - University of Missouri: Columbia, MO, USA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming competitively at age seven.
Club / Team
Giants Aquatics Aruba: Aruba
General Interest
Famous relatives
His sister Ashley Bransford competed in swimming for Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States of America. His brother Derek has swum for the Aruba Stingrays and his mother Maureen Croes swam for Springfield College in Massachusetts, United States of America. His younger brother Patrick represented Aruba in swimming at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. (draftingthecaribbean.wordpress.com, 10 Aug 2019; floswimming.com, 17 Jan 2017; mutigers.com, 2016; issuu.com, 04 May 2011)
Other information
In January 2020 he founded the Giants Aquatics Aruba swim club, where he serves as head coach. "The mission with the club is to give back to the island and the sport, and bring Aruba swimming to a higher level." (Facebook team page, 02 Feb 2022; 297 Sports Facebook page, 22 Jan 2020)

In 2020 he was appointed president of the athletes' commission of the Aruban Olympic Committee. He was elected as an extraordinary member of the commission in 2018. (olympicaruba.com, 03 Jul 2020, 20 Nov 2018)

He received a scholarship from the International Swimming Federation [FINA] in 2017. The scholarship programme aims to help swimmers compete at the world championships by providing funding and training opportunities. (fina.org, 01 Mar 2017)

 Competition Highlights
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 100m Breaststroke 1:02.95
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 50m Breaststroke 28.40
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:43.94
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 100m Breaststroke 1:03.66
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 50m Breaststroke 28.64
Heat 2011 Shanghai, CHN 100m Breaststroke 1:06.88
Heat 2011 Shanghai, CHN 200m Breaststroke 2:24.60
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
31 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 100m Individual Medley 55.17 
30 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 200m Breaststroke 2:12.68 
34 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 50m Breaststroke 27.25 
Heats 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 100m Butterfly 54.87
Heats 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 100m Breaststroke 1:00.06
54 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 50m Butterfly 24.99 
Heats 2012 Istanbul, TUR 200m Breaststroke 2:16.78
Heats 2012 Istanbul, TUR 100m Breaststroke 1:02.98
Heats 2012 Istanbul, TUR 100m Individual Medley 57.63
Heats 2012 Istanbul, TUR 50m Breaststroke 29.20