Irma Heijting-Schuhmacher

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Born 24 February 1925
Ginneken en Bavel, the Netherlands
Died 8 January 2014 (aged 88)
Sport Swimming
Club RDZ, Rotterdam

Irma Heijting-Schuhmacher (24 February 1925 – 8 January 2014)[1] was a freestyle swimmer from the Netherlands who won two medals at the Summer Olympics. After having claimed the bronze medal in the 4×100m freestyle relay in London (1948), she won the silver medal four years later in Helsinki, Finland, in the same event. Individually, she was sixth in the 100 m freestyle at both games.[2] She also won two gold and two silver medals at the 1947 and 1950 European Championships.[3]


Dutch swimmers returning from the 1952 Olympics; Heijting-Schuhmacher is first from left.