Marleen Veldhuis represented The Netherlands as a swimmer in 3 Olympics. She won 4 Olympic medals, including bronze in 2004 in Athens and gold in 2008 Beijing. After her daughter Hannah was born in 2010, she won silver and bronze in the 2012 London Olympic Games.
After the London Olympics, Marleen retired from professional sport and continued to give motivational speeches and started working as a strategy consultant in The Netherlands. During her 10-year career as an Olympic athlete, Marleen gained plenty of insights about vitality and physical and mental fitness. Marleen uses her knowledge and experiences for coaching business teams on topics like energy management, sleep, nutrition and stress. Her story will energize any audience and motivates people to reach their personal best. She gives everyday tips on how to become fitter and perform better.
Marleen holds 2 Master’s degrees in Engineering and Economics. During her studies, Marleen specialized in healthcare management and social policy.
In 2014 she moved to Sydney, Australia, where she shares her experience and knowledge from top sports in her role as swim coach and MFI trainer. She has worked with various teams to gain insight in how managing energy is key to achieve top performance.
Mentally Fit coach and trainer (since 2015)
Keynote speaker (since 2008)
Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering & Management (2004) and Master’s degree in Economics (2010)
Dutch sportswoman of the year 2007, Dutch sports team of the year 2009
Olympic silver medal 4x100m freestyle relay and Bronze 50m freestyle, London (2012)
Olympic gold medal 4x100m freestyle relay, Beijing (2008)
Olympic bronze medal 4x100m freestyle relay, Athens (2004)
Swim coach for adults and children (since 2000)