The Foundation

About the Dolphin Swim Club Foundation

After a chance encounter with a wild dolphin, followed by over two decades of fascination with cetaceans, artist Marijke Sjollema founded the Dolphin Swim Club in 2015. The art-project quickly grew into an organization that uses the healing power of art and nature to craft therapeutic experiences in Virtual Reality.

The unique VR content is currently being used as a drug-free medicine in over 500 hospitals and healthcare institutions worldwide and is present in several scientific studies.

In 2017 the organization developed UnderwaterVR goggles that allow users to swim in real water,
with virtual wild dolphins, and experience real therapeutic effects.

As well as providing an entirely cruelty-free alternative for so-called dolphin-assisted therapies with captive dolphins.

The board


Marijke Sjollema


Artist | Founder | Artistic Director the Dolphin Swim Club VR


Ian Graham

Board Member

Author | Spiritual Adviser | Retreat Leader


Anke de Jong

Board Member

Scientist | Soul Voice Teacher and Practitioner

Skip Rizzo

Skip Rizzo

Scientific Adviser

Director for Medical VR | University of Southern California

Barbara de Beukelaar

Board Member

Consultant | Founder, Teacher Hekademos Mind-Body Medicine


Evelyn van Leur-Slager


Author | Founder, Owner
Category & Trade Company


Ineke Vilé

Board Secretary

Trip Advocaten & Notarissen

Diviner than the dolphin is nothing yet created.

Oppian of Silica Greece, 200AD