Ewout Holst

Ewout Holst (born 8 October 1978 in Den Haag, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands) is a Dutch former freestyle and butterfly swimmer.

Ewout Holst
Personal information
Full nameEwout Holst
Nationality Netherlands
Born (1978-10-08) 8 October 1978 (age 41)
Den Haag, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Strokesfreestyle and butterfly

Holst's early years were spent abroad, travelling with his family to the various postings his father was given as a government official. It was whilst at school in Bonn that his skills as a swimmer became recognised.

He gained his first selection for the Dutch Team for the 1998 European Short Course Swimming Championships in Sheffield. He was disqualified in the heats of the 4 × 100 m freestyle relay at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. After a troubled period he decided to quit swimming after coming seventh in the 50 metres butterfly at the 2004 European Aquatics Championships in Madrid, Spain.

Personal best timesEdit

Short Course Long Course
50m Butterfly 23.77 (2001) 23.91 (2001)
100m Butterfly 55.21 (2001) 54.69 (2002)
50m Freestyle 22.30 (2000) 22.91 (2000)
100m Freestyle 49.38 (2000) 50.50 (2000)