Johannes Schans (born 14 May 1949) is a retired Dutch pool and open water swimmer. He competed in the 200m and 4×200m freestyle events at the 1968 Mexico City Olympic Games and the Traversée internationale du Lac St-Jean from Péribonka to Roberval in Quebec, Canada.
Traversée internationale du Lac St-Jean
In 1969, he changed from pool swimming to professional marathon swimming and finished second in the 1969 32 km Traversée internationale du Lac St-Jean in 10h12m35s, fourth in the 1973 Traversée internationale du Lac St-Jean in 8h35m53s, eighth in the 1974 Traversée internationale du Lac St-Jean in 8h44m06s, and fourth in the 57 km Santa Fe-Coronda river swim in Argentina in 8h1m.
Professional marathon swimming
He was ranked second in the world in the 1969 World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation and first in 1970. In 1970, he was inducted to the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame as an Honour Swimmer.
- Wennerberg, Conrad (1999). Wind, Waves and Sunburn: A Brief History of Marathon Swimming. Breakaway Books. pp. 330–331. ISBN 978-1-55821-615-0.
- Johan Schans Olympic bio
- International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame
- The Turbulent Traversée, Jan Van Scheijndel In Lac St-Jean
- Sharp As A Swimmer, The Mervyn Marathon Magic
- Sandra Bucha Inducted In ISHOF
- World Open Water Swimming Association