Class of 2012

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Alan Smeets

City & country of residence
Kerkrade, Netherlands

My work
I make training programs for cyclists and help them with their nutrition. Currently, I make the training programs for Dennis and Jelle Vanendert (Lotto-Belisol).

My current sports nutrition practice
I use my current knowledge to help the athletes I coach

My own sporting background
I'm a swimmer and I perform at national level in the Netherlands. During my junior years I won several medals at the Dutch junior nationals. My favorite distances are both the 50 and 100 meters freestyle and backstroke.

My favourite sporting moment or heroes
200 meters freestyle at the Sydney 2000 Olympic games. Pieter van den Hoogenband vs. Ian Thorpe.

My favourite foods
I like almost everything, but my favorites are fish and pastas.