|Representing the |
|European Championships (LC)|
|1999 Istanbul||4×100 m medley|
|European Championships (SC)|
|1998 Sheffield||4×50 m freestyle|
Aartsen first gained attention in 1992, when he won the title in the 200 m freestyle at the European Junior Championships in Leeds. In 1998 he was a member of the Dutch winning relay team (4×50 m freestyle) at the European Short Course Swimming Championships 1998 in Sheffield. A year later he won the gold medal in the 4×100 m medley relay at the European LC Championships 1999 in Istanbul, Turkey, alongside Klaas-Erik Zwering, Marcel Wouda and Pieter van den Hoogenband. After missing the 2004 Summer Olympics he retired in the spring of 2005.
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