Conny van Bentum

Cornelia "Conny" van Bentum (born 12 August 1965 in Barneveld) is a female former butterfly and freestyle swimmer from the Netherlands.

Conny van Bentum
Conny van Bentum 1983.jpg
Conny van Bentum in 1983
Personal information
Full nameCornelia van Bentum
Nationality Netherlands
Born (1965-08-12) 12 August 1965 (age 54)
Barneveld, Netherlands

Swimming careerEdit

Van Bentum competed in three consecutive Summer Olympics for her native country, starting in 1980. At each of those swimming tournaments she won a medal with the 4×100 m freestyle relay team: one bronze (1980), and two silvers (1984 and 1988).[1][2]

In 1988 she won the 'Open' ASA National British Championships over 50 metres freestyle, 100 metres freestyle and 200 metres freestyle.[3][4] She also won the 100 metres butterfly and the 200 metres butterfly titles in 1988.[5]


  1. ^ Conny van Bentum Archived 2013-09-23 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Jean-Louis Meuret (2007), HistoFINA Volume IV – Tome IV[permanent dead link]. MEDALLISTS AND STATISTICS. Special FINA WORLD SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS (50 m.) Before Rome 2009.
  3. ^ ""Results from Leeds." Times, 1 Aug. 1988, p. 31". Times Digital Archive.
  4. ^ ""Results from Leeds." Times, 1 Aug. 1988, p. 31". Times Digital Archive.
  5. ^ "Downes, Steven. "Fast finish may end the hopes of Croft." Times, 29 July 1988, p. 37". Times Digital Archive.

External linksEdit

Preceded by
Annemarie Verstappen
Dutch Sportswoman of the Year
Succeeded by
Ria Stalman