First official swim meet for Van den Hoogenband in 2005
Van den Hoogenband resumed training on January 24th in Eindhoven. He will start his season at the Open Flemish Championships in Antwerp (Belgium) from March 11th through 13th and will be joined by a large selection of his club NZE.
This meet will be the first World Championship qualifying meet for most swimmers this season. However, for most NZE swimmers qualification is expected at the Dutch Open Swim Cup in Eindhoven (Easter weekend), the Swim Cup in Amsterdam (April 9th and 10th) or the National Championships in Amsterdam (April 21st through 24th). Van den Hoogenband will only enter the National Championships if he won't qualify for the WC in the earlier meets.