When Lars Bottelier swims he goes further than most athletes run. Bottelier is a long distance open water swimmer, specializing in the 10k and 25k freestyle open water swim. Bottelier grew up playing water polo. His water polo team was encouraged to swim with a swim club, and by a stroke of luck the coach of the local swim club loved to get his swimmers into open water. Bottelier found a passion in the open water and switched his focus to open water swimming.
We are excited to partner with Bottelier as he pushes the limits of what is possible in long distance open water swimming, and pursues a spot in the 10k Open Water Swim at the 2024 Olympics.