The Coppell High School Swim Team was excited to meet their new Head Coach, Marieke Mastebroek Roberts. She was introduced to the team and parents by Joe McBride, the Coppell High School Athletic Director. Coach Marieke and Assistant Coach Bwendy Henderson discussed what the team should expect in terms of training next year.
Coach Marieke holds multiple swimming titles, among them: European Champion (Athens, Greece- 1991), Dutch Record Holder, and World Championship Finalist (Perth, Australia- 1990). At one point she was ranked number one in the world in the 50 freestyle. As a member of the National Swim Team in the Netherlands, she traveled to compete and train in more than 20 countries. In 1993, Marieke was recruited by SMU, where she was NCAA Division I All American, won several SWC and NCAA medals, and ended her career with a 2nd place team finish at the NCAA Division I Championships in 1996.
Coach Marieke has years of club coaching experience. She has coached swimmers ages 8-18 at all levels, from novice to elite. In addition, she is the founder and director of STREAMLINE Biomechanics, a business that has been offering professional high=tech swim services, including swim camps/clinics and stroke analysis, since 2010. As the technical coach of STREAMLINE, she developed a stroke analysis system which she applied to perform 500+ stroke analyses with the aid of underwater video and motion software.Coach Marieke has had the privilege to work with and learn from American as well as European Olympic Coaches whom she flew in to guest coach at her camps/clinics. She has traveled and continues to travel to Europe to learn from elite biomechanics at the Dutch Olympic Training Center.
Coach Marieke is very excited to coach the Coppell High School Swim Team.