Ewout Holst

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Ewout Holst
Personal information
Full name Ewout Holst
Nationality  Netherlands
Born (1978-10-08) 8 October 1978 (age 38)
Den Haag, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Sport Swimming
Strokes freestyle and butterfly

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

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 times[edit]

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)