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Richard Broer turns a lifelong passion for swimming into support for Dutch Ice Swimmers

We'll be introducing you to leaders within the International Ice Swimming Association in the coming weeks. First up is IISA Netherlands Chair and IISA Board Member Richard Broer.

Richard Broer was born in The Hague but now lives in nearby Voorburg. Although Richard hasn’t yet completed an ice event himself, he’s well acquainted with the world of open water swimming. He began his open water swimming career in 1974, and by 1978, he’d ascended to the top of the heap. That year, he won the national open water swimming competition, and went on to represent Holland in swim meets across Europe. He was the second Dutchman to break 16 minutes in the 1500-meter freestyle, and he completed a solo crossing of the Strait of Gibraltar. He was also inducted into the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame’s 2017 Class of Honorees for his extensive efforts to promote marathon and open water swimming as an administrator, coach, and facilitator.

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