Born in The Netherlands, I learned how to swim at the age of 4. Since then, swimming has been my passion. I swam competitively in both speed-swimming and waterpolo.
For 19 years I taught as a certified swimming instructor in the Netherlands. In addition to regular swimming lessons I also taught parent and toddler, senior swim, water-gymnastics and aquarobic and aquajogging lessons.
The importance of knowing how to swim drives my passion and teaching, especially considering how limited this knowledge is to many people.