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Swim4Purpose | Fred Hviid
Fred Hviid

Fred brings the very same intensity that made him one of the elite middle distance swimmers in the world in the late 90′s to his clinic work. Hard working and greatly motivational he inspires others to succeed.

Fred has medalled in every international competition there is except for one; the Olympics. His best chance was the 2000 Sydney Olympics, coming in ranked third (3) in the world and with high expectations he ended up having to swim his main event (400m Medley) with a 103 fever, finishing 15th in the prelims and clearly out of the finals. It was a devastating result to 4 years of the most intense training he had ever completed, enduring 7 hour days, having raised himself from being a mere finalist at international events to actually medalling in the big competitions leading up to the Games, all of it gone down the drain with that one day that comes around only every four (4) years and with that flu and fever.

It took Fred a good 10 years before he decided to get back into swimming and he’s been itching to get into coaching and clinic work. Along with his training for masters competitions and open water races, he has really taken on the roll of mentor and coach, sharing his knowledge of his craft with fellow athletes of all levels.

He executes a flawless freestyle swim that is so effortless and smooth, but it’s his live demonstrations and interactions along with Doug that make the swim clinics such a success. He’s got a great sense for technique and will spend a lot of time under water watching you swim, coming up for air to give you the feedback to make you a successful swimmer.



  • Swim Instruction
  • Open Water Swimming
  • Race Strategy


  • Olympic Finalist
  • World Championship Bronze Medalist (1999 – 400 Medley)
  • 2-time European Champion –
    400 Medley
  • 3-time World Cup Champion
  • 3-time US Open Champion
  • Spanish National Record Holder –
    8 events
  • Great Chesapeake Bay Swim Winner (2011)
  • Great Chesapeake Bay Swim Winner (2012) — Non-Wetsuit