If you are an expat living in Rotterdam, you may well have noticed by now, the amount of open water around! If you enjoy bicycling in the city, you may wish to feel safer as you navigate the bridges and canals. Of course you may also want to get ready for visiting the beach or pool this summer and of course the many open water lakes around are so beautiful to take a dip!
Don’t miss out! We can help you to prepare yourself for all these activities and make the most of your life in this beautiful part of The Netherlands!
If you are looking for adult swimming lessons in English language, then look no further!
On Sunday afternoons, we offer small group (3-5 students) lessons for complete beginners in the shallow water, to advanced learners who are ready to learn in the deep water. You can meet other expats, enjoy personal coaching to suit your own needs and at your own pace and discover a love for the water as you gain the swimming skills to become confident in all situations in the water!
On Tuesday evenings, we also offer a beginners only session, where you can learn in the shallow water with others of the same level. Your coach will always be in the water with you during those lessons, to ensure you feel comfortable and safe. As soon as you progress a bit more to intermediate level, you will continue with lessons in the deep water on Sundays. These lessons is great for those who want to gain an ABC swimming diploma and for swimmers who are ready to brush up their skills to become a better swimmer.
Sport swimmers and technique improvers who want to brush up their skills to become a better swimmer are also welcome, they are welcome to join the advanced course or sports swimming class.
Want to learn as a family and take swimming lessons at the same time as your kids? Then why not join our family classes, in The Hague at the Overbosch pool, next to the British School, where you and your kids can both gain the skills of swimming together, in English and spend some quality time together at the weekend!
Not sure which swimming level is for you? Find out more about our class levels and learning progression
Find your lesson using our Lesson Finder. Filter to South Holland to find lessons in the Rotterdam area.
Why not join our South Holland Meet-Up group to keep track of the lessons schedule?
Van Maanenbad, Blijdorp, Rotterdam
|Sunday||13:15 – 14:00||All Swimming Levels|
|Sunday||14:00 – 14:45||All Swimming Levels|
|Tuesday||19:00 – 19:45||Beginners Small Group|
Van Maanenstraat 8, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Christina Founder and Co-Owner
Thanks to an interesting and fortunate turn in my career, I became the owner of this wonderful swim school! I am originally an agronomist. After living and working in Kenya for two years, I came back to The Hague and decided to get off the corporate track for a while and continued doing what I really enjoyed while travelling through Africa; sharing my passion for exercising in the water and helping others to learn how to swim. That was the first time I realized how hard it can be dealing with fear of water. I got my qualifications to become a swimming instructor and my passion for teaching others to swim could not be stopped ever since.
In the meantime I became a NLP master, this offered me helpful skills in order to communicate with our students who fear water. I have taught hundreds of people how to swim over the years and I can’t wait to help you to achieve your goals!
“It humbles me that our students allow us to work with them. They are our heroes!”
Ciao Tutti, I swopped Milan for a new life in the Netherlands. I have been working for decades as a qualified teacher for adults and children. I can guarantee my full commitment to every swimmer in my class; beginners, advanced as well as masters. Within those 45 minutes, I will help you reach your next level. I love to see my swimmers get satisfaction when they reached their targets time after time. Whether it is a new stroke, a longer distance or a complete different exercise. Arrivederci !
“We say…a man can live 5 days without water… only if he is not a swimmer!”
I started swimming at an early age when I arrived from Iran. My mother had also learned swimming in the Netherlands, so I had witnessed this process closely. Therefore I know firsthand how life changing it can be. I found my passion for teaching after I had finished high school. I decided to take a year off and become a swim instructor. Currently I am a bachelor student in chemistry as well.
I get really excited when I see that my students are making progress.
“For a swim coach, seeing your progress is our best reward!”
I’ve been swimming for as long as I remember; I’m pretty sure I began swimming before I started school. While I’ve done other sports on and off ever since, swimming is one that I’ve stuck to until now. For me personally it is both a great form of physical exercise and mental relaxation.
I began teaching swimming in my last years of high school in Prague. At first I mainly taught young kids and teenagers, but gradually also adults.
“Swimming is such a rewarding activity and useful skill to have for all age groups. You are never too old to learn!”
Ask me what swimming means to me and you get a cery clear answer; swimming means the world to me! The moment when you have total control in the water is really great. It gives you a feeling of being free. When I started playing waterpolo at the age of 12 I couldn’t swim very well, but I loved it immediately. Nowadays I’m still playing waterpolo and next to that I swim races at Master championships as well. Every Sunday, I lead a team of devoted coaches in Rotterdam. We welcome new swimmers every week.
“Being free and relaxing into the water is the most important thing. I grant anyone those feelings.. So that is why I’m a coach at YPSC!”