“There is no doubt that Swan is an affable and courteous gentleman. He is a great mentor, very passionate, humble and encouraging. In 1979, I was standing outside the Delhi Airport, holding a placard which said "Mr. Adrienne Zwaanswijk". After waiting for a while I saw a tall dutch man wearing a korf in one of his arm with a pleasant smile on his face walking towards me. He introduced himself “Hey, I'm Swan” then he handed over the korf to me and hugged me. It was the first time ever that 'Korfball' entered the boundaries of India. I feel myself privileged to be acquainted to one of the most amazing and hard working man. After his continuous efforts and visits to India at regular intervals we established the Korfball Federation of India in 1981 and continued organizing introductory courses in Delhi and different parts of country.”
"Zwaanswijk is an artist, thé pioneer in the game korfball. Zwaanswijk was a ballet lover. As a korfball coach, he was looking for the similarities between ballet and korfball during the game. He was looking for the artistic features of the game. He found them in “timing of passing”, “catching while jumping” and in “gracefully playing the ball”. He was the first who was convinced that korfball had to be played with 'own' material. Thus he developed a "korfball shoe" and it was no coincidence that Adidas became the first sponsor of the korfball federation. The most remarkable creative intervention, which Zwaanswijk introduced was the synthetic basket in 1998."
"Swan Fund's founder, Zwaan, went all over the world to promote our sport. First thing he learnt was: 'countries need to have korfball material and some knowledge of the sport to have a successful start'. He found a lot of friends around the world who shared these values of korfball. Especially the gender equality in this mixed gender team event is special, this now even is an IOC recommendation for the future. Swan Fund helps in developing korfball, which has already 67 countries on all the continents."
"The Dutch Korfball Federation, KNKV, is very pleased with the high return achieved by Swan Fund. Together with the resources of KNKV (LWIK), Swan Fund creates conditions for IKF to realize its DEC high-quality programs in places where korfball development would otherwise not be possible."