Proteus-Eretes

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DSR Proteus-Eretes
(Dutch: Delftse Studenten Roeivereniging Proteus-Eretes)
D.S.R. Proteus-Eretes
Image showing the rowing club's blade colours
Location Delft, Netherlands
Founded Merger of VRV Proteus and DSR Eretes in 1970 (1970)
Membership ~ 550
Notable members
Sytske de Groot, Ido Akkerman and Chantal Achterberg (Bronze - 2012 Summer Olympics)

DSR Proteus-Eretes (Dutch: Delftse Studenten Roeivereniging - Delft Student Rowing Club) is a student rowing club in Delft, Netherlands, with more than 550 members.

Proteus-Eretes has a fleet of more than 100 rowing boats, which is the largest number of boats owned by a student rowing club in the Netherlands.[citation needed]

About 60 members of Proteus-Eretes are racerowers, who train to reach a worldclass level of rowing and start competing at a high level instantly. In 2012, 5 members competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics, and Sytske de Groot and Chantal Achterberg won bronze medals as a part of women's eight team. The other members are more recreational rowers, but also have the opportunity to compete in a competitive environment. During the season they can participate in competitions almost every weekend.

History[edit]

Proteus-Eretes is a result of a fusion between two student rowing clubs, VRV Proteus and DSR Eretes. VRV (Virgilius Roei Vereniging) Proteus was founded in 1947[1] by Gerrit Athmer and was at first a rowing club only for members of Sanctus Virgilius.[2] Other students were not granted membership of Proteus.

In 1966 DSR Eretes was founded as a student rowing club open to all students. DSR Eretes was growing at a very fast rate whereas Proteus was struggling to survive. Because of problems with Sanctus Virgilius and a shortage of new members, Proteus became an open rowing club in 1969. In 1970 a fusion with Eretes followed, forming DSR Proteus-Eretes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Archief Delft (2000) "Inventaris van het archief van de Delftse studenten roeivereniging proteus eretes, 1947-2000" at archief-delft.nl. Accessed August 1, 2013.
  2. ^ Anjo van den Bos (1997) Hemelsblauw: 50 jaar DSR Proteus-Eretes.