March 16, 2020
The ramifications of the worldwide coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continue to unfold minute-by-minute, with national policies and directives ultimately trickling down to the sporting world. We reported yesterday how the top-tier Dutch swimmers had retreated to Drachten, staying in a monastery and training in a closed and controlled aquatic facility. At the time, Royal Dutch Swimming Federation (KNZB) technical director Andre Cats stated, “Our top athletes would like to keep preparing for upcoming tournaments, but we absolutely do not want this to pose a risk to their environment. Ou ...
March 14, 2020
The Dutch-based Swim Cup-The Hague and Swim Cup-Eindhoven were both listed among the Olympic-qualifying meets cancelled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation unfolding worldwide. Today, Saturday, March 14th, the Royal Dutch Swimming Federation ( KNZB ) released additional information concerning their top-tier aquatic sports programs.