Organization

Ten years ago, InnoSportLab de Tongelreep started with a small crew and just a few cameras above the water to capture the starting movement of a swimmer. There was a lot to improve back then but you always have to start somewhere…
Nowadays, we’re working in a multifunctional swimming pool with more than 25 underwater cameras, 4 regular cameras above the water, and a bunch of other measuring systems for all different concepts of swimming. Together with our professional team, many top swimmers have already made great improvements and achievements. But that’s not all… The small crew that started 10 years ago has slightly changed. Today we are a great group of employees and interns focused on reaching the company’s goals.

Mission & vision

We have built an environment where sport, technology, and business go hand in hand, beneficiating from one another. Together, we have created a wonderful environment in form of a high-level swimming-pool laboratory.
Our systems and services are pioneers in the field, the latest technology and expertise together to measure performances in the water and give the most precise technical-feedback in order to reach every improvement possible.
We are currently applicating this to swimmers, coaches, and devices.

Facilities

Our swimming pool was specifically designed for high-level training purposes. It may look like a regular 50m four lanes swimming pool from above the water… but taking a closer look, you will find out we are using up to 25 cameras and a bunch of underwater hardware which make our swimming pool probably the most advanced in the world.
In order to be able to measure every aspect of swimming and the influence of the water, we had to develop specific software which didn’t exist back then and so use the hardware we have installed. This software was originally created and it still is improved by the specialist in biomechanics, so we are sure it perfectly fits the proposes.

This might sound too good to be true… but all these systems mean nothing without our embedded scientist and coaching experience. It is necessary a deep understanding of the human body and a lot of experience using the systems to get to know where you can reach the most important improvement, translating the science into practice and our staff will do this for you.
In order to complete the best training, our partner and neighbor CTO provides a similar service but applied to traditional static training outside of the water.

Team

  • DRS. ROALD VAN DER VLIET
    DRS. ROALD VAN DER VLIET Manager Innosportlab de Tongelreep
  • SANDER SCHREVEN, MSC.
    SANDER SCHREVEN, MSC. Head of development and scientific projects
  • CARLO VAN DER HEIJDEN, MSC.
    CARLO VAN DER HEIJDEN, MSC. Office manager, data analyst and interns guider
  • IR. JOSJE VAN HOUWELINGEN
    IR. JOSJE VAN HOUWELINGEN Embedded Ingenier, expert in Vortex dynamics
  • MARIT VAN DIJK
    MARIT VAN DIJK Embedded scientist, expert in biomechanics
  • AYLIN POST, MSC.
    AYLIN POST, MSC. Embedded scientist, expert in talent identification
  • DIEGO JORMA
    DIEGO JORMA Marketing and communication

Vacanties

Young talent is a key factor in our work-flow.
Our laboratory gathers young enthusiastic professional students who help us to carry out our daily work, develop new systems while finishing their studies in a wonderful surrounding. And so, this work-flow allowed us to grow enough to deal up to 30/40 students a year, many of them international students, plus 2-6 PhDs and our regular workers.
Our office has become a place where fresh ideas and open-minded people are all over around, and this makes the difference not only for our developments and services but also for the nice daily living in the lab.
For the students, is also an added value to finish their thesis/studies surrounded by pro swimming teams, international and young people and professionals in their fields in a quite demanding but committed place. For us, it is totally a pleasure to work and help to self-develop the new professionals of the world.

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