Marcel Wouda

Marcel Wouda

Former swimmer and swimming coach

About Marcel Wouda

Marcel Wouda is one of the most successful swimmers in the Netherlands. Marcel has won many national and international titles. Marcel Wouda has been a swimming coach of among others, Pieter van den Hoogenband, Maarten van der Weijden, and Femke Heemskerk. At the moment he is the head coach top swimming at the KNZB (swimming federation) of among others Olympic gold medal winners Sharon van Rouwendaal, Ranomi Kromowidjojo and Ferry Weertman.

I enjoy the process. There’s no right, there’s no wrong.

Why Marcel Wouda Book as a speaker ?

Marcel can be used for presentations about performance under pressure, setting goals, coaching, and innovation. In addition, Marcel can be used for swimming clinics, where he explains the principles of competitive swimming. Furthermore, he talks about his role as golden swimming coach in which he discusses the successes of Maarten van der Weijden, Sharon van Rouwendaal, and Ferry Weertman.

Marcel Wouda's presentation was a great success!

We got to know Marcel as an honest, vulnerable and highly motivated trainer coach for swimming.



No swimmer in the Netherlands has built up such a list of honour in the last century as Marcel Wouda. He set a world record twice, won ten European and two world titles, and was Dutch champion 52 times. He was the first Dutchman to win a world title in swimming. In the year 1996, Wouda won a lot, but during the Olympics in Atlanta, he grabbed just next to the medal of honour. The bronze at the Sydney Games in 2000 was a more than deserved slice and the conclusion of a very impressive swimming course. After his active career as a swimmer, Marcel first used his experiences from the top sport in the management of the Philips swimming team, which at the time included Pieter van den Hoogenband. After that, Marcel started giving swimming training to young talents as a national coach of the juniors and since the World Swimming Championships of 2005, he has been a commentator at Eurosport. At the moment he is head of the KNZB's top swimming team for the Olympic gold medal winners Sharon van Rouwendaal, Ranomi Kromowidjojo, and Ferry Weertman. Both Sharon and Ferry won gold at the Olympic Games of Rio de Janeiro on the 10 kilometers of open water swimming.

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