Ton van Klooster in 1972
|Born||17 February 1954|
Hilversum, the Netherlands
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Weight||69 kg (152 lb)|
Anton ("Ton") Willem van Klooster (born 17 February 1954) is a former freestyle swimmer from the Netherlands. He competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics and was eliminated in the heats of the 400 m and 1500 m freestyle events.Twenty years later he was the head coach of the Dutch Olympic Swim Team at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain.
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Klooster is both a Dutch and Estonian toponymic surname, both meaning "monastery, cloister". Among the Dutch variant forms are ten Klooster, Van Clooster, van der Klooster, and van ('t) Klooster, each meaning "at/from (the) monastery". People with these surnames include:
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