posted by Marleen Veldhuis at 11:53 comment View Comments

On Tuesday, Prince Willem-Alexander was crowned King of the Netherlands, which also marked the end of the reign Queen Beatrix. After 33 years on the throne, she handed over her responsibilities to a new generation. I have had the good fortune to meet her twice. On both occasions I had won medals at the Olympic… read more »

posted by Marleen Veldhuis at 11:00 comment View Comments

It has been five months since the last race of my career. I am very happy that I accomplished my dreams, ending my ten-year swimming career with an individual bronze medal in the 50m freestyle at the Olympic Games in London. It has been a long, bumpy road to achieve these results. It demands a… read more »