Magdalena Johanna Maria "Marleen" Veldhuis is a retired swimmer from the Netherlands. She was world record holder in four events. Veldhuis won eight world championships 20 European championships gold medals. In the Olympics, she won a bronze medal in London 2012 in the 50 m freestyle, as well as three relay medals: bronze in Athens 2004, gold in Beijing 2008, silver in London 2012. Veldhuis was born on 29 June 1979 in Borne in the Netherlands, she was brought up in the eastern part of the Netherlands. Veldhuis had a daughter in June 2010, causing her to miss the 2010 European Aquatics Championships, she returned to swimming for the 2011 and 2012 seasons. Marleen Veldhuis is a former water polo player. After she decided to focus on swimming, Veldhuis made her international debut during the 2002 European Aquatics Championships in Berlin, at the late age of 23, where she won a bronze medal in the 4×100 m freestyle as part of a team with Manon van Rooijen, Chantal Groot and Wilma van Hofwegen. At the end of the year, she competed in Riesa for the European Short Course Swimming Championships 2002.
There she won 4 × 50 m freestyle and 4 × 50 m medley. In April 2003 she joined Topzwemmen Amsterdam to train as a full-time professional under the guidance of Fedor Hes. At the 2003 World Aquatics Championships it turned out to be a great decision as she reached two individual finals in the 50 m freestyle ending 7th, in the 100 m freestyle finishing 8th. In Barcelona she reached the final in all relay events but did not win a medal. In December she participated in the European Short Course Swimming Championships 2003 where she won her first international titles in the 50 m freestyle and the 4×50 m freestyle. In Dublin she won silver in the 100 m freestyle and bronze in the 4×50 m medley. 2004 started off with the 2004 European Aquatics Championships in Madrid. There Veldhuis won two silver medals in the 4×100 m freestyle, together with Chantal Groot, Annabel Kosten and Inge Dekker, individually in the 100 m freestyle. At the end of the week there was a bronze medal in the 4×100 m medley relay alongside Stefanie Luiken, Madelon Baans and Chantal Groot.
At the 2004 Summer Olympics Veldhuis made her Olympic debut at the age of 25 and won the bronze medal in the 4×100 m freestyle, together with Inge de Bruijn, Inge Dekker and Chantal Groot. Her individual results at the Olympics were disappointing with the 9th place in the 50 m freestyle and the 11th place in the 100 m freestyle, she was the anchor lady in the 4×100 m medley, she took over from de Bruijn who swam the butterfly leg, finishing 6th. At the end of 2004 she became Amsterdam Sportswoman of the year. In October 2004 she avenged her failed individual Olympic campaign by winning the gold medal in the 50 m freestyle at the 2004 FINA Short Course World Championships in Indianapolis by beating Libby Lenton from Australia and Therese Alshammar from Sweden. In the 100 m freestyle she received a bronze medal behind Sweden's Josefin Lillhage. In December she defended her 50 m freestyle at the European Short Course Swimming Championships 2004. In Vienna she won gold in both 4×50 m freestyle and 4×50 m medley, there was a silver medal for Veldhuis in the 100 m freestyle behind French Malia Metella.
She achieved her best long-course result so far by winning the silver medal in the 50 m freestyle at the 2005 World Aquatics Championships in Montreal, the only medal for her country during these World Championships. The European Short Course Swimming Championships 2005 were successful for Veldhuis. In Trieste she defended all her titles from the year before, but now she won the gold medal in the 100 m freestyle. In April 2006 alongside Chantal Groot, Hinkelien Schreuder and Inge Dekker, Veldhuis set a world record and won the gold medal in the 4×100 m freestyle relay at the 2006 FINA Short Course World Championships, she failed to defend her 50 m freestyle title ending third. She finished second behind long-time rival Libby Lenton in the 100 m freestyle. In the summer she competed in the 2006 European Aquatics Championships, in Budapest, Hungary where she ended second in the 100 m freestyle, behind German's Britta Steffen who broke the world record, third in the 50 m freestyle. In the 4×100 m freestyle relay she received a silver medal together with Chantal Groot, Inge Dekker and newcomer Ranomi Kromowidjojo.
After these Championships she split up with her coach, Fedor Hes, started to work with Jacco Verhaeren, who at the time was working with triple Olympic champion Pieter van den Hoogenband. In Helsinki she defended her 50 m and 100 m freestyle titles at the European Short Course Swimming Championships 2006, but lost her relay titles when her team ended second in the 4×50 m freestyle and did not start in the 4×50 m medley. Just before this championships she had bettered Annemarie Verstappen's long standing 200 m freestyle national record. In the spring of 2007 she took part in the 2007 World Aquatics Championships in Melbourne, Australia. There she won the silver medal behind Libby Lenton. Veldhuis won the bronze medal in the 50 m freestyle despite being the favourite before the final. Alongside Inge Dekker, Ranomi Kromowidjojo, another young talent Femke Heemskerk, she won bronze in the 4×100 m freestyle relay. In November at the Berlin leg of the 2007 FINA Swimming World Cup series, Veldhuis broke Swede Therese Alshammar's 50 m freestyle world record.
Alshammar's world record had stood at 23.59 since March 2000. The new standard is 23.58 seconds. One month she qualified for the Beijing Olympics with personal bests in the 50 and 100 m freestyle during the Dutch Open Swim C
Megan Romano is an American competition swimmer who specializes in backstroke and freestyle events. She is part of the current American record women's 4x100-meter freestyle relay team, is the short-course yards American record-holder in the 200-yard freestyle and 4x200-meter freestyle relay. Along with her Georgia Bulldogs teammates, she won the NCAA Division I women's team championship in 2013. At the 2012 United States Olympic Trials, the qualifying meet for the 2012 Olympics, Romano narrowly missed the Olympic team by finishing seventh in the 200-meter freestyle with a time of 1:58.56. Romano competed in the final of the 100-meter backstroke and place eighth in the final. At the 2012 Short Course World Championships, Romano won four medals: two gold, one silver, one bronze. On the first day, Romano had a split of 1:56.03 in the 4 × 200 free relay. Along with teammates Chelsea Chenault, Shannon Vreeland, Allison Schmitt, they won with a time of 7:39.25. Romano earned her first individual medal with a silver in the 100-meter free on the third day of competition, finishing behind Germany's Britta Steffen with a 52.48.
She anchored the 4×100 medley relay to a bronze-medal-winning 3:51.43 with the fastest split in the field of 51.90. In Romano's last event, she led off the relay with a split of 52.86, along with Jessica Hardy, Lia Neal, Allison Schmitt, won the 4×100 free relay in 3:31.01, nearly two seconds ahead of second-place finisher Australia. At the 2013 World Aquatics Championships in Barcelona, Romano anchored the women's 4×100-meter freestyle relay to a gold medal, overtaking Australia's Alicia Coutts in the final 100 meters, she entered the water 7 tenths of a second behind Coutts, but beat the Australian by a margin of 0.12. Her split of 52.60 was second-fastest of anyone in the field. The final relay time of 3:32.31 bettered the previous American record of 3:34.24. Romano earned her second medal, a gold, in the 4×100-meter medley relay with Missy Franklin, Jessica Hardy, Dana Vollmer. Swimming the anchor leg, Romano recorded a split of 53.43 and the team finished with a time of 3:53.23. List of University of Georgia people Georgia Bulldogs USA Swimming bio: Megan Romano Megan Romano – University of Georgia athlete profile at GeorgiaDogs.com
Inge Dekker is a Dutch former competitive swimmer who specialised in butterfly and freestyle events. She won the bronze medal with the Dutch women's 4×100-metre freestyle relay team at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, alongside teammates Inge de Bruijn, Marleen Veldhuis and Chantal Groot. At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, Dekker became Olympic champion in the 4×100-metre freestyle together with Ranomi Kromowidjojo, Femke Heemskerk and Marleen Veldhuis, setting a Olympic record. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she was part of the Dutch 4 x 100 metre freestyle team that won the silver medal, with Veldhuis and Kromowidjojo, behind the Australian team who set a new Olympic record. Dekker's younger sister Lia was a member of the Dutch national swimming team. In February 2016, Dekker was diagnosed with cervical cancer. In March, she had a successful surgery and she made the 2016 Summer Olympics, which were her fourth Olympics. List of world records in swimming List of European records in swimming List of Dutch records in swimming Profile on Zwemkroniek Official website Inge Dekker at FINA Inge Dekker at Swimrankings.net Inge Dekker at the International Olympic Committee Inge Dekker at Olympics at Sports-Reference.com
Dana Whitney Vollmer is an American competition swimmer, Olympic gold medalist, former world record-holder. At the 2004 Summer Olympics, she won a gold medal as a member of the winning United States team in the 4×200-meter freestyle relay that set the world record in the event. Eight years at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Vollmer set the world record on her way to the gold medal in the 100-meter butterfly, won golds in the 4×100-meter medley relay and 4×200-meter freestyle relay, she won three medals at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Vollmer won a total of thirty two medals in major international competitions, including nineteen gold medals, eight silver, five bronze, spanning the Olympics, the World Championships, the Pan American Games, the Pan Pacific Championships, the Goodwill Games. Vollmer was born in Syracuse, New York, raised in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex region in Granbury, Texas; as an age group swimmer, Vollmer swam for coach Ron Forrest at the Fort Worth Area Swim Team.
In 2003, Vollmer underwent heart surgery to correct a condition called supraventricular tachycardia, which produces a quickened pulse rate of about 240 beats per minute. After that surgery, an electrocardiogram indicated to her cardiologists that she might have Long QT syndrome. Further testing ruled out the condition, her physicians recommended that she always have a defibrillator at the poolside whenever she swims in case of a heart emergency. Vollmer first enrolled in the University of Florida, swam for coach Gregg Troy's Florida Gators swimming and diving team in National Collegiate Athletic Association and Southeastern Conference competition in 2006; as a freshman, she earned four honorable mention All-American honors. After her first year, she transferred to the University of California, where she finished her NCAA and Pacific-10 Conference career competing for coach Teri McKeever's California Golden Bears swimming and diving team from 2007 to 2009. Vollmer was the Bears' most valuable swimmer for three consecutive years, the Pac-10 Swimmer of the Year in 2009, the 2008–09 recipient of the Honda Sports Award for Swimming and Diving, recognizing her as the outstanding college female swimmer of the year.
She earned 20 All-American honors as a Golden Bear swimmer, won individual NCAA championships in the 100-yard butterfly in 2007 and 100-yard and 200-yard freestyles in 2009, led the Bears to their first NCAA team championship in 2009. At the age of 12, Vollmer was the youngest swimmer to compete at the 2000 U. S. Olympic Trials, but did not qualify for the U. S. Olympic team, she was the youngest swimming competitor a year at the 2001 Goodwill Games. At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Vollmer won a gold medal as a member of the winning U. S. team in 4×200-meter freestyle relay, together with Natalie Coughlin, Carly Piper and Kaitlin Sandeno. In addition to winning the gold medal, the U. S. relay team broke the previous world record in the event. At the 2007 World Aquatics Championships, Vollmer won a gold medal in the 4×200-meter freestyle relay, she won the silver medal in the 4×100-meter freestyle relay and 4×100-meter medley relay. Vollmer just missed making the 2008 Olympic team, placing seventh at the 2008 US Olympic Trials in the 200-meter freestyle with 1:58.67, 0.51 seconds behind the 6th-place finisher, 5th in the 100-meter butterfly with 58.64, 9th in the 100-meter freestyle with 54.84, 0.03 seconds behind 8th place qualifier Amanda Weir.
On February 25, 2009, Vollmer set her first individual American record, breaking Natalie Coughlin's 200-yard freestyle record with a time of 1:41.53. At the 2009 World Championships in Rome, Vollmer won two medals, a silver and a bronze. In the 200-meter freestyle, Vollmer set an American record in the semi-final with a time of 1:55.29. In the final of the 200-meter freestyle, Vollmer placed third, her American record was broken by Allison Schmitt. In the 4×200-meter freestyle relay, Vollmer swam the leadoff leg in 1:55.29. The American team finished in second place behind China with a time of 7:42.56. At the 2011 World Aquatics Championships in Shanghai, Vollmer won a total of three medals, two gold medals and one silver. In her first event, the 4×100-meter freestyle relay, Vollmer won a silver medal with Natalie Coughlin, Jessica Hardy, Missy Franklin. After setting the national record in the semi-finals of the 100-meter butterfly, Vollmer won the gold medal in the final with a time of 56.87.
In the 4×100-meter medley relay, Vollmer the gold medal along with Natalie Coughlin, Rebecca Soni, Missy Franklin with a time of 3:52.36, better than three seconds ahead of second-place finisher China. Swimming the butterfly leg, Vollmer had a split of 55.74. The final time of 3:52.36 for the medley relay was the second-fastest mark of all time, just behind the Chinese-held world record of 3:52.19. At the 2012 United States Olympic Trials, the U. S. qualifying meet for the Olympics, Vollmer qualified for the U. S. Olympic team for the second time by finishing first in the 100-meter butterfly and third in the 200-meter freestyle. In the final race of the 100-meter butterfly, Vollmer won in a time of 56.50 seconds, better than one second ahead of second-place Claire Donahue. In the semi-final, Vollmer had broken her own American record of 56.47 with her time of 56.42. Vollmer competed in the 100-meter freestyle, but just missed a spot on the 4×100-meter freestyle relay by finishing seventh. At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, she again broke her American record and set an Olympic record with a time of 56.25 seconds in her 100-meter butterfly qualifying heat.
In the 100-meter butterfly final, she won the gold medal and set a new world record with her time of 55.9
Ranomi Kromowidjojo is a Dutch swimmer of mixed Dutch-Javanese Surinamese origin who specialises in sprint freestyle events. She is a triple Olympic champion, winning the gold medal in the 4 × 100 m freestyle relay at the 2008 Olympics, in the 50 m freestyle and 100 m freestyle at the 2012 Olympics, she holds the world record in the 50 meter freestyle short course, as part of the Dutch team she holds the world records in the 4×50 m, 4 × 100 m, 4 × 200 m freestyle relays. She is a regular participating in FINA World Cup, where she won 19 individual and 14 relay gold medals until November 11, 2018, she won a total of three medals at the European Junior Swimming Championships in 2005 and 2006, in the 50 meter freestyle and butterfly events. Kromowidjojo made her international senior debut at the European LC Championships 2006 in Budapest, Hungary, she won her first international senior medal in the 4 × 100 m freestyle relay, alongside Inge Dekker, Chantal Groot and Marleen Veldhuis, at the age of 15.
She went on to qualify for her first World Championships. At the World LC Championships 2007 in Melbourne, she won a bronze medal in the 4×100 freestyle relay together with Inge Dekker, Femke Heemskerk and Marleen Veldhuis. Individually she finished 13th in the 100 freestyle. At the end of 2007 she swam the A-qualification standard for the 2008 Summer Olympics in the 50 m and 100 m freestyle and swam the world record in the 4 × 100 m freestyle Short course, with Hinkelien Schreuder, Femke Heemskerk and Marleen Veldhuis, at the Dutch Open Swim Cup. In the week afterwards she competed in the European Short Course Swimming Championships 2007 in Debrecen, Hungary. There she swam another world record in the 4×50 m freestyle short course together with Hinkelien Schreuder, Inge Dekker and Marleen Veldhuis, her first major tournament in 2008 was the 2008 European Aquatics Championships in Eindhoven. In the 4 × 100 m freestyle, she won the gold medal and with the team: Inge Dekker, Femke Heemskerk and Marleen Veldhuis.
They broke the world record, the new standard is 3:33.62. With the same team she finished fourth in the 4 × 200 m freestyle. Individually she finished 9th in the 200 m freestyle. A few weeks at the 2008 FINA Short Course World Championships in Manchester she won the world title in the 4 × 200 m freestyle relay and broke another world record, again with Dekker and Veldhuis. After the 100 m freestyle heats. At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing and a few days before her 18th birthday, she became an Olympic champion by winning the gold medal in the 4 × 100 m freestyle, again alongside Inge Dekker, Femke Heemskerk and Marleen Veldhuis, their time was 3:33.76. The day after she started individually in the 200 m freestyle ending 23rd in the heats, she was part of both the 4 × 200 m freestyle and 4 × 100 m medley relay teams, which failed to qualify for the respective finals. At the end of the year Ranomi took part in several championships, she started with the Swim Cup Eindhoven 2008, where she broke the national record in the 50 m backstroke long course, her first individual national record, qualified for the 2009 World Aquatics Championships in the 100 m freestyle.
One week afterwards she took part in the European Short Course Swimming Championships 2008 in Rijeka, Croatia. Where she won two gold medals, in the 4×50 m freestyle and 4×50 m medley relay, a bronze medal in the 100 m freestyle behind Marleen Veldhuis and Jeanette Ottesen, she became sixth in the 50 m backstroke. On 26 July 2009 at the World LC Championships 2009 in Rome, she won gold in the 4×100 freestyle relay with Inge Dekker, Femke Heemskerk and Marleen Veldhuis, setting a new world record. In 2010 Kromowidjojo took part in the 2010 FINA World Swimming Championships winning individual gold medals in both the 50m freestyle and the 100m freestyle, setting a championship record of 51.45. She won a gold medal as part of the 4 × 100 m freestyle relay team alongside Inge Dekker, Femke Heemskerk and Hinkelien Schreuder with another championship record of 3:28.54. In 2011 Kromowidjojo won a gold medal at the 2011 World Aquatics Championships as part of the 4 × 100 m freestyle relay team alongside Inge Dekker, Marleen Veldhuis and Femke Heemskerk in a time of 3:33.96, 2.24 seconds above their own world record.
Individually she won a bronze medal in the 100m freestyle with a time of 53.66 behind Jeanette Ottesen and Aleksandra Gerasimenya who tied for first in 53.45. At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London and her teammates started the meet with a silver medal in the 4 × 100 m freestyle relay, an event in which they were the defending champions; the gold medal went to Australia. During the week, Kromowidjojo set an Olympic record of 53.05 s in the semifinals of the 100 m freestyle. The next day in the final she followed this up by winning a gold medal in a new Olympic record of 53.00 s, ahead of reigning world champion Aleksandra Gerasimenya and Tang Yi. In the 50 m freestyle she qualified fastest for the final with a personal record of 24.07 s. In the final she completed the sprint double by winning a gold medal in a new Olympic record of 24.05 s, again beating Gerasimenya, as well as training partner and compatriot Marleen Veldhuis. Kromowidjojo was honoured for her performances in the 2012 Holland Heineken House in London.
By winning the 50 m and 100 m freestyle, Kromowidjojo followed in the footsteps of compatriot Inge de Bruijn, who won both events at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. The European Swimming Federation named Kromowidjojo female European swimmer of the year 2012. At the 2013 World Aquatics Champio
Tang Yi is a Chinese competitive swimmer. Specializing in the freestyle, she swam for China at the 2008 Summer Olympics and won a bronze medal in the 100 metre freestyle at the 2012 Summer Olympics, she was born in Shanghai. In addition to her Olympic medal, Tang has won six gold medals at the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics, eight medals at the Asian Games, seven medals at the World Championships, four medals at the Summer Universiade. 2006 World Junior Championships – 2nd 200m free.
Kaitlin Shea Sandeno is an American former competition swimmer, an Olympic gold medalist, world champion and former world record-holder. Sandeno was a member of the American team that set a new world record in the 4×200-meter freestyle relay at the 2004 Summer Olympics. At the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Sandeno won the bronze medal in the 800-meter freestyle event, along with fourth place in the 400-meter individual medley and sixth place in the 200-meter butterfly. In 2003, while enrolled at the University of Southern California, she won the U. S. national championship in the 200-meter butterfly, the 200- and 400-meter individual medley events. The 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece saw Sandeno win three more Olympic medals: a silver medal in the 400-meter individual medley, a bronze medal in the 400-meter freestyle, a gold medal in the 4×200-meter freestyle relay; the American team of Natalie Coughlin, Carly Piper, Dana Vollmer and Sandeno broke the seventeen-year-old world record by more than two seconds with their victory in the 4×200-meter freestyle relay.
After failing to qualify for the 2008 U. S. Olympic Team, Sandeno announced her retirement, she is looking to start a new career in sports broadcasting. As of May 2010, Sandeno has joined with Think Physical Therapy and started a venture called Swim Tank where she will do stroke analysis for swimmers. For the 2010 Southern California swim season, Sandeno was an assistant swim coach at Mater Dei High School, a private catholic high school in Santa Ana, California; as a high school student, Sandeno attended El Toro High School in Lake Forest. In 2014, Sandeno called the swimming races at the Youth Olympics on NBC. In April 2018, Sandeno joined swimming fin company Laguna Fin Co. as partner and face of the company. Laguna Fin Co. produces a unique training fin with a built-in neoprene foot pocket for comfort and an adjustable back strap for sizing. This training fin is the only fin which can be used for all 4 competitive strokes, including breaststroke. At a younger age, Sandeno swam for the Nellie Gail Saddleback Valley Gators in Orange County, coached by Vic and Renee Riggs.
She swam as one of the top competitors in freestyle events, helped the Gator team. From Lake Forest, Sandeno attended El Toro High School in Lake Forest and was a member of the El Toro High School swim team. In September 2008, Sandeno teamed up with Anna Kournikova and Katya Myers to win the female celebrity category of the 2008 Malibu Triathlon. On April 25, 2015, Sandeno married Peter Hogan; the couple resides in Newport Beach, Ca. List of Olympic medalists in swimming List of World Aquatics Championships medalists in swimming Pan American Games records in swimming World record progression 4 × 200 metres freestyle relay Sandeno, Kaitlin – U. S. Olympic Team athlete profile