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Sport Artistic Swimming
NOC Netherlands   
Born03 Jul 1995 in Valkenswaard, NED
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
's-Hertogenbosch, NED
Coach, Physiotherapist
Dutch, English
Higher education
Physiotherapy - Fontys University of Applied Sciences: Eindhoven, NED
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up artistic swimming at age five.
Why this sport?
Her mother was an artistic swimmer and her father was an assistant coach for the artistic swimming national talent team.
Club / Team
Zwem en Poloclub Hoofddorp [ZPCH]: Netherlands
General Interest
Ballet, modern dance, reading. (fysiotherapiesmits.nl, 01 Apr 2018)
Other information
She stopped competing internationally in 2013. "Since 2013 I am no longer active in the Dutch selection and I have fully focused on physiotherapy. As a physiotherapist I am associated with various sports clubs." (fysiotherapiesmits.nl, 08 Sep 2020)

She has worked as a physiotherapist at Fysiotherapie Smits in 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands. "I specialise in both sports-related complaints and joint complaints such as the hip, knee, ankle, elbow and wrist. I am also specialised in intermittent claudication." (fysiotherapiesmits.nl, 08 Sep 2020; Fysiotherapie Smits Facebook page, 11 Jun 2018)

She coached Guatemalan artistic swimmers Jennifer Paniagua and Mary-Ann van Grinsven at the 2021 Junior Pan American Games in Colombia. (guatemala.com, 24 Nov 2021; Synchrosteps Facebook page, 30 Jan 2022)

 Competition Highlights
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
12 2013 Barcelona, ESP Team Technical Routine 81.700
12 2013 Barcelona, ESP Free Routine Combination 82.070
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2012 Eindhoven, NED Free Routine Combination 80.990