Bart Schouten, ChPC

Person type: 
Coach
Track type: 
Long
Date of Birth: 
Tuesday, September 12, 1967
Hometown: 
Haarlem, Netherlands
Training centre: 
The Olympic Oval, Calgary
Occupation: 
National teams coach

 

A former athlete in the Netherlands, Bart Schouten became a coach with Canada's long track national team in 2010-2011 after holding the same position in his native country, in Germany and in the United States. Holder of a level V coaching degree from the NCCP, Schouten now works with skaters who compete in the longer distances including, over the last Olympic cycle, Ted-Jan Bloemen, Ivanie Blondin, Vincent De Haître, Denny Morrison, Jordan Belchos, Ben Donnelly as well as those on the men's team pursuit squad. After he helped Denny Morrison to win a silver medal in the 1000m and a bronze in the 1500m in Sochi in 2014, Bart Schouten took part in his sixth consecutive Olympics as a coach in PyeongChang, in 2018. On that occasion, he contributed to Ted-Jan Bloemen's gold medal win and Olympic Record in the 10,000m and his silver medal in the 5000m in PyeongChang, and also to the world records Bloemen registered over the past few years in those two distances.