IJspeert: ‘Team is family’ with Iowa Central

Gerard Ijspeert made the long 4,000-mile trip from his home in Groningen, the Netherlands to arrive on the campus of Iowa Central and join the Triton swim program.

And from that first day, Ijspeert has continued to make his mark both in the pool and the classroom.

The sophomore is primed for another strong showing at the NJCAA Championships coming up later this year before he heads off to St. Cloud State University to continue his career.

“Coming to Iowa Central helped me a lot,” Ijspeert said. “With the many hard trainings we have, it prepared me to keep pushing myself even though I was tired.”

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