Lives in Oranjestad, Aruba
Born in 2006
My clubs are Aruba Dolphins Swimming, Aruba Malmok Runners, Al Training Performance Center, Aruba Triathlon Assocation
Sports I participate in are Aquathlon, Cycling, Open water swimming, Running, Speed swimming, Triathlon
About me I am Vera-Elise Bakmeyer (VeraStrong). I love swimming, running and cycling! I have been an active runner and swimmer since the age of 5. I started competing seriously at that age also. I competed in my first aquathlon in 2016 where I ended at first place in my age category and second overall in kids girls. In 2017 I became National Champion Aquathlon in the girls! This year I prolonged this title.
This years goals To become National Champion Aquathlon 2018, which I did so I can scratch that off my list! Improve my speedswimming and open water times as well as my running times in the various competitions that we have here on Aruba. Finish in the top 3 podium positions in the upcoming triathlon, aquathlon and duathlon competitions this year.
And last but not least…Have fun while I am training and competing on this lovely island here that is Aruba!