Gijs Damen

Gijs Damen (born 20 July 1979) is a retired Dutch swimmer. Between 2001 and 2005 he won one silver and three gold medals in the 4×50 m freestyle relay at the European Short Course Swimming Championships.[1] While winning the 2003 title the Dutch team set a new world record.[2]

Gijs Damen
Personal information
Born (1979-07-20) 20 July 1979 (age 40)
Height1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
Weight84 kg (185 lb)
ClubPSV/NZE, ZPC Breda, MNC Dordrecht

He retired from competitive swimming in September 2006 and lives in Breda.[1]


  1. ^ a b Gijs Damen.
  2. ^ Van den Hoogenband in Dutch glory. CNN (2003-12-14).