I spent quite some hours in the pool already, mainly as a water polo athlete in the National League. Meanwhile I am really getting the hang of teaching and coaching others who are keen to become better and faster swimmers. While working with the children of a swim school in The Hague, I was schooled as a qualified swim instructor. I love the new challenge of teaching adults. They force me to explain the strokes in detail. Meanwhile I crack a joke occasionally when I think that it could help my students to relax a bit more.
“I enjoy swimming very much but I like to teach it to other people as well, since I think it is an absolute must-have skill.”