Seth Van Neerden

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Seth Van Neerden
Personal information
National team United States
Born1968 (age 50–51)
ClubFort Lauderdale Swim Team
CoachJack Nelson

Seth Van Neerden (born 1968)[1] is a former national record-holding swimmer and national team member from the United States. He competed at the 1995 Pan American Games, where he won three gold medals: as part of the American team's winning 4×100-meter medley relay, and for winning the 100- and 200-meter breaststroke events.[2][3] He received a bronze medal at the 1993 FINA Short Course World Championships.

Van Neerden also won several U.S. national titles in his career. At the 1994 U.S. Nationals he tied the American Record in the 100m breaststroke, with a time of 1:01.40. This record would stand for two years. Considered one of the world's top breastrokers of the 1990s, Van Neerden finished in the top 20 world rankings for the 100 breaststroke every year from 1990 to 1996. He consistently ranked as one of the world's fastest 200 breaststrokers throughout these years as well. World-famous swimming coach Jack Nelson, who trained Van Neerden in the early and mid 1990s, stated "Seth Van Neerden is America's finest breaststroker."[citation needed]

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  1. ^ Van Neerden's page from; retrieved 2012-03-05.
  2. ^ "Swimming – Pan American Games – Men: 100 m Breaststroke" Archived 2008-03-27 at the Wayback (Retrieved on May 3, 2008)
  3. ^ "Swimming – Pan American Games – Men: 200 m Breaststroke" Archived 2008-03-27 at the Wayback (Retrieved on May 3, 2008)

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