2011 World Relay Champion Van der Meer Retires To Focus On Motherhood And Studies
SWIMMING WORLD NEWS
Jan. 19, 2021—
Four-time world relay medallist Maud van der Meer has announced her retirement from swimming and will now combine motherhood with a career as a sports dietician. The 28-year-old made the decision after failing to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics at the Rotterdam Qualification Meet in December. Van der Meer – who won gold with the Netherlands 4×100 free quartet after swimming the heats at the 2011 World Championships in Shanghai – became a mother to son Mason in May 2018. Now, she says, “I am very much looking forward to my ‘new life’ as a mother and to help other (top) athletes as a di ...