blueseventy racing

Michel Heijnen

Wilmington, North Carolina

Primary Discipline(s) Mountain Biking, Masters Swimming, Open Water Swimming
Bucket List RaceOcean Swim Fiji and Change Your Latitude
Post-Race DrinkWater
Off-Day ActivityBiking Hikin with my dog and biking

I am originally from the Netherlands and have been swimming competitively since I was 12. My first race was an open water event and even though I stopped after only 200 meters I ended up swimming more and more. This resulted in representing the Neherlands in the European Junior Open Water Swimming Championships for three consecutive years. More recently, I have joined Masters Swimming and have enjoyed workouts in the pool and ocean swims. At the masters level, I have been reaching All-American status in my age group for three years and All-Star for two years for my achievements in open water swimming.