Jasper Aerents

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Jasper Aerents
Aerents at the 2015 European Short Course Championships, Netanya
Personal information
Nationality  Belgium
Born (1992-12-18) 18 December 1992 (age 24)
Ghent, Belgium
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 84 kg (185 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle
Club Koninklijke Brugse Zwemkring[1]
Coach Rik Valcke (BEL)[1]

Jasper Aerents (born 18 December 1992) is a Belgian swimmer, who specialized in sprint freestyle events.[1][2]


He won two bronze medals, as a member of the Belgian swimming team, in the 4×50 m freestyle relay at the 2011 European Short Course Swimming Championships in Szczecin, Poland, and at the 2012 European Short Course Swimming Championships in Chartres, France.[3][4] He also captured a silver medal in the 50 m freestyle at the 2010 European Junior Swimming Championships in Helsinki, Finland by a quarter of a second (0.25) behind Ukraine's Andriy Hovorov, in a personal best of 22.79.[5] Aerents is a member of Regal Swimming Club (Dutch: Koninklijke Brugse Zwemkring) in Belgium, and is coached and trained by Rik Valcke.[1][6]

Aerents qualified for two swimming events at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, by clearing a FINA B-standard entry time of 22.42 (50 m freestyle) from the Nancy Long Course Invitational in Nancy, France.[7][8] He also teamed up with Dieter Dekoninck, Emmanuel Vanluchene, and Pieter Timmers in the 4 × 100 m freestyle relay. Swimming the second leg, Aerents recorded a split of 48.34, but the Belgian team rounded out the finale to last place in 3:14.40.[9][10][11] In the 50 m freestyle, Aerents topped the fifth heat by 0.21 of a second ahead of China's Shi Yang in 22.43, just a 0.01-second deficit from his entry time and personal best. Aerents failed to advance into the semifinals, as he placed twenty-second out of 58 swimmers in the preliminaries.[12]


  1. ^ a b c d "Jasper Aerents". London 2012. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Jasper Aerents". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "European Short Course Championships: Daniel Gyurta Clocks Textile Best in 200 Breast; Mireia Belmonte Garcia Smokes 400 IM". Swimming World Magazine. 11 December 2011. Archived from the original on 11 April 2013. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "European Short Course Championships: Hannah Miley, Rikke Møller Pedersen set Euro records on last night of Euro short course champs". Swimming World Magazine. 25 November 2012. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  5. ^ "European Junior Championships: Yannick Agnel Posts Meet-Record 200 Free, Anton Lobanov Strong In 100 Breast". Swimming World Magazine. 18 July 2010. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  6. ^ "Aerents strandt in reeksen 100m vrij op WK zwemmen" [Aerents breaks 100m free at World Cup swimming series] (in Dutch). HLN. 27 July 2011. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  7. ^ "Qualifying Athletes – Men's 50 m freestyle" (PDF). FINA. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 November 2012. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  8. ^ "Nancy Long Course Invitational: Yannick Agnel, Camille Lacourt, Femke Heemskerk Turn In Strong Outings". Swimming World Magazine. 21 January 2012. Archived from the original on 30 June 2013. Retrieved 21 April 2013. 
  9. ^ "Men's 4×100m Freestyle Relay Final". London 2012. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  10. ^ "2012 London Olympics: Four Years After Being on Wrong End of History, French Anchor Way to Men's 400-meter Freestyle Relay Triumph". Swimming World Magazine. 29 July 2012. Retrieved 21 April 2013. 
  11. ^ "Natation : la Belgique 8e en finale du relais 4x100 m nage libre" [Swimming: Belgium finished 8th in the final of the 4x100 m freestyle] (in French). Le Soir. 29 July 2012. Retrieved 11 August 2012. 
  12. ^ "Men's 50m Freestyle Heat 4". London 2012. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 

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