Sonja Van der Velden, OLY


Competitive Program: Junior & Senior

Sonja Van Der Velden is a two time Olympic athlete from the Netherlands. She has won many Dutch and USA National titles. It is her desire to pass on her experience and skills to help synchronized swimmers achieve their goals and dreams.

Throughout her competitive career and her professional career, performing has molded her life. She has spent many years as an elite athlete and as a performer in Le Reve Las Vegas, Oasis Royal Caribbean, and the Mermaid Silverton Hotel. These experiences instilled many of the traits that she shares with her athletes. She has learned discipline, commitment and precision, a tremendous work ethic as well as perseverance.

Synchronized swimming is and will always be her passion. She has an energetic and motivating coaching style, and she uses her own Olympic experience and many years of coaching in teaching choreography, technical skills, strength and conditioning, and flexibility. Aside from her considerable knowledge of synchronized swimming, Sonja is a certified strength and conditioning and personal trainer.

“Shoot for the moon!
Go through, around, over, under the road but never ever give up!
2Win Power activated!”

– Sonja Van der Velden, OLY


  • BA Business
  • Coaching Level 3
  • NASM personal trainer
  • TRX suspension Group instructor
  • Crossfit level 1, kids
  • Coaching experience in several countries Netherlands, Swiss, USA, Aruba