Your personal swim coach Fran

Meet Frans

Training experience:
25 years

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In the Netherlands since:

English and Dutch

You can find Frans at:
The Hague Overbosch

Personal vision:
“Stop prolonging the fear of water or any other destructive thought you may have, just show up and you will be hooked. So, let’s meet and get familiarized with water sooner than later.”


I worked in a school as a gym teacher for children and youngsters for many years until I injured my knee skiing. This had an impact on the rest of my career and I changed direction to became a full time swim teacher at several schools in the Rotterdam and Leiden area.

I am the father of 3 grownups, a handyman and I am slowly approaching retirement with no plans as yet!


Coaching Style:

I am confident that everyone can learn to swim although it may take a little while. With this in mind, my lessons and explanations are adjusted according to the need of the swimmers. I enjoy accompanying my students through that process. I believe swimming is an exercise for all types of people. The amount of flexibility as well as agility one acquires through swimming increases the body’s stamina and mental acuity.



I am that coach who can deal with any level of swimmers in any pool. Within 45 minutes, I offer them exactly what they need. My very strong didactical skills and foundation in swimming make a perfect starting point for beginner learners. I bring 25 years of experience with me, therefore I am involved with coaching younger coaches as well… That is why they call me the Padre de Familia of the School.

Our adult swim classes

Your Personal Swim Coach will help you become a more confident you, a stronger, fitter and healthier you, a happier, care-free you and ensure your success in learning to enjoy and feel safe in and around water!

Water Introduction

Are you unable to swim, scared or challenged? Have you taken lessons before and failed? Or it has been a long time ago?

Stroke Introduction

You are comfortable in shallow water but are not able yet to perform all 4 basic strokes. This level requires you to have passed the introduction program, or you are able to perform a swim a backcrawl, and a single backstroke (froggy leg).


You can swim comfortably in shallow water, however, deep water gives you discomfort.

This level requires you to know all the 4 basic strokes and you have had swim lessons before.


Do you have no problems in deep water and could you swim more than one lane without pausing? Improve your swimming skills and stamina. Follow the advanced program for diplomas A, B, and C.

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