Blog postUncategorizedGet to know your board! – Swim Coordinator Jordi Martens

14/10/2021

Last but not least, it is finally Jordi’s turn to introduce himself! As always you can follow his day along on our Instagram today (be gentle with him though, it is his first time posting Instagram stories) and see what he is doing all day. So do not hesitate to read the blog and get to know more about Jordi. Also on a side note, he did not only get a few plants during corona times, his house is basically a jungle.

1.   Who are you and what are you up to, when you are not spending Time with Tiburon?

Hey sharks! I’m Jordi Martens (some might know me as Jacobus) and I will be the swimming coordinator for the upcoming academic year. I’m 22 years old, from a village in Noord-Brabant, Etten-Leur, and the past 4 years I’ve spent in Maastricht studying Biomedical sciences. A bit more than a year ago I finished the Bachelor and currently I’m doing the master, just like Jana, Lea and Yorinde (we do be original). In my free time I don’t mind drinking a special beer on a terrace or just on the balcony with some friends and during corona I also got quite a few plants so they also take up a bit of time.

2. What made you decide to learn how to swim like a shark rather than float like a turtle?

Sooo, back at home I basically joined the swimming club right after I got my swimming license. My mom always said that she couldn’t get me out of the water during those classes, but I mean she was in the same swimming club before me and so was her dad so I guess its a family thing. Now I think about it, it might have also been the fact that she promised me a Gameboy if I passed the swimming test, hehe. Eventually when I came to Maastricht it was quite a easy choice, cause I like swimming and I saw how some sharks partied during the INKOM. This was a great decision though cause I made some amazing friends and it also prevents that beer belly from happening (so far).

3.   Why did you decide to become a board member?

Haha oops, it has something to do with free beer. I thought about it in the past but then I was planning to go abroad, or it was the first year of my masters which I expected to be a lot of work. At a certain point last year we had the Tiburón drinks at Cocotte where we could drink for 200 euro’s, we had quite some beers and then the topic came up. In the beginning I wasn’t fully convinced, cause I also have a 40 hour internship at the moment, but after they bombarded me with old board members who told me how much fun it was I was convinced and applied.

4.   What is your position actually about? What are you doing?

As a swimming coordinator I basically do everything that involves swimming. This includes writing practices, making sure everything runs smooth at our competitions and even organize a competition our self this year! Together with my NSZKcie we will look for party locations, make a planning for the competitions, arrange everyone’s sleeping places, etc. Also if you have any comments or tips for the practices just shoot me a text!

5.   What is your favourite Tiburón memory?

Oof, hard question. As a SwimCo I’m going to be a bit stereotypical but I have to say the NSZK in Maastricht in my first year (even though the members weekend with Slytherin was also amaaaazing). I remember the competition pretty well cause it was full of sharks, we joined with so many members. After that we had dinner while sitting in the sun, getting our bellies filled for the cantus. Personally I have to say a NSZK cantus isn’t as good as a Tiburón only cantus but it was still a vibe. The party afterwards, however, was a banger. One moment that is still fresh in my mind was me and Kiana dancing behind the cash register when we had a shift to sell coins from 2:30 to 3 am. At the end when I went home I remember enjoying the sunrise and buying some crips from the vending machine at the central station because Musti (can only recommend) was already closed. All in all it was a amazing weekend.

6.   What are you looking forward to the most during the Up Coming year?

Since last year it wasn’t possible I’m very much looking forward to the upcoming competitions, especially the one in Maastricht, and we already had a good start in Groningen! Also looking forward to the board year a lot and making lots of memories!

So after this final blog you finally know all your board members quite well. But the best way to get to know all of us is by joining practice and of course also party with us! In the next blog we will introduce you to another important person within Tiburón. Our confidence person Jasmijn!

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