Joeri Verlinden

Joeri Verlinden (born 22 January 1988) is a Dutch swimmer who specializes in butterfly and freestyle. He is currently trained by Martin Truijens. He was previously trained by Marcel Wouda.

Joeri Verlinden
Personal information
Born (1988-01-22) 22 January 1988
Melick, Netherlands
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight72 kg (159 lb)
StrokesButterfly swimming & freestyle swimming
ClubNationaal Zweminstituut Amsterdam

Swimming career

Verlinden made his international debut at the European Short Course Swimming Championships 2006 in Helsinki where he started in all butterfly events finishing 34th in the 50 m, 32nd in the 100 m and 27th in the 200 m butterfly. At the 2007 Dutch Open Swim Cup he qualified for the European LC Championships in his hometown Eindhoven.

At the European Championships in March 2008 he ended 16th in the 50 m butterfly and 11th in the 100 m butterfly, he missed out for the 2008 Summer Olympics by 0.23 seconds. In the 200 m butterfly he ended 21st. In April he competed in the 2008 FINA Short Course World Championships and finished ex-aequo 17th in the 50 m butterfly and 16th in the 100 m. In the 4 × 100 m medley relay he swam a national record together with Bastiaan Tamminga, Robin van Aggele and Mitja Zastrow finishing 8th in the final.

Verlinden qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in the 100 meter butterfly.[1][2]

Personal bests

Short course[3][4]
Event Time Date Location
50 m butterfly 22.75 13 December 2009 Istanbul, Turkey
100 m butterfly NR 49.86 10 December 2010 Istanbul, Turkey
200 m butterfly NR 1:51.36 12 December 2010 Istanbul, Turkey
100 m freestyle 49.31 2008-12-21 Amsterdam, Netherlands
200 m freestyle 1:46.83 25 October 2009 Aachen, Germany
Long course[3][4]
Event Time Date Location
50 m butterfly NR 23.63 10 April 2014 Eindhoven, Netherlands
100 m butterfly NR 51.75 2 August 2012 London, United Kingdom
200 m butterfly NR 1:56.59 28 July 2009 Rome, Italy
100 m freestyle 50.75 2012-12-13 Eindhoven, Netherlands
200 m freestyle 1:50.92 2009-03-21 Eindhoven, Netherlands


  1. Race, Loretta (July 12, 2016). "Kromowidjojo, Dekker, Verschuren Among 17-Strong Dutch Olympic Roster". Swimswam. Retrieved August 2, 2016.
  2. "Men's 100m Butterfly". 2016-09-22. Archived from the original on 2016-09-22. Retrieved 2017-06-26.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. Joeri Verlinden. Zwemkroniek Online. Retrieved on 2008-09-15.
  4. Joeri Verlinden at
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