Tag: Niek Kloots

International Field Set For Cork, Ireland

The 2013 Global Open Water Swimming Conference, WOWSA Awards, and International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame induction ceremonies will be held between October 11th - 13th in Cork, Ireland. The festivities will kick-off on Friday with a Civic Reception in the Mellenium Hall at the Cork City Hall at 6 pm and will feature many speeches and presentations from

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Drafting In The Alkmaar Ploegen Tijdrace

Ploegen Tijdrace is a team pursuit race (team time trial), done in either in freestyle or breaststroke (as shown in Alkmaar below). Niek Kloots explains, "Here in Holland, we do it mostly for fun as 500 meters in breaststroke. A cake is presented as the price. Drafting as a team certainly speeds them up. We call drafting in Dutch, “treintje zwemmen”

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