Swimming lessons in The Hague

Your Personal Swim Coach in The Hague (Den Haag) offers many opportunities for swimmers of all levels, in English language and with a very personal approach.   In The Hague, our “flag-ship” location, you can be sure to find an adult swimming lesson from our portfolio to suit your needs!  What is more, we have no waiting lists, so you can start right away!

If you are an expat living in The Hague, 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 Tuesday evenings and on Saturday afternoons, beginner level swimmers are welcome in the warm, shallow water of the Waterthor pool. The lessons are guided by our certified coaches in either private elite lessons (maximum of 2 swimmers per instructor) or small groups (maximum of 5 swimmers per instructor).

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings,  we offer private elite lessons at the Carlton Beach Hotel pool in Scheveningen.    A beautiful shallow water pool, this setting is ideal for those who prefer to learn with ladies only for example or for those who may have some fear of water.   The Carlton Beach is also very conveniently located for those expats working at the International Criminal Court, or the Court of Justice or at NATO.   As soon as you achieve the basic skills, you can move on to more advanced lessons in the deep-water pool in Overbosch on Sunday afternoons or on Monday or Tuesday evenings.  You can find out about our lessons levels here to understand your expected progression.

At the Overbosch on Sunday afternoons, we also offer small group (3-5 students) lessons for complete beginners in the shallow water, at the same time as the more 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!   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 in the Overbosch pool on Monday and Tuesday evenings.

Want to learn as a family and take swimming lessons at the same time as your kids?  Then why not join our family classes, at the Overbosch pool, next to the British School, where every Sunday at 3pm, 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 Hague area.

Why not join our South Holland Meet-Up group to keep track of the lessons schedule?


Our Lessons

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Our Locations

Carlton Beach Hotel

Gevers Deynootweg 201,
Monday 18:00 – 18:45 Private elite beginners
Monday 18:45 – 19:30 Private elite beginners
Tuesday 7:00 –    7:45 Private elite beginners
Wednesday 18:00 – 18:45 Private elite beginners
Wednesday 18:45  – 19:30 Private elite beginners
Wednesday 19:30 - 20:15 Private elite beginners

Zwembad De Waterthor

Thorbeckelaan 350,
Tuesday 20:00 – 20:45 Small groups & beginners
Tuesday 20:45 – 21:30 Small groups & beginners

Zwembad Overbosch

Vlaskamp 3,
Tuesday 18:30 – 19:15 All levels
Tuesday 19:15 – 20:00 Beginners
Monday 18:45 – 19:30 Intermediate to Advanced
Sunday 14:15 – 15:00 Advanced and Beginners
Sunday 15:00 – 15:45 Family Lesson ABC

Gevers Deynootweg 201, The Hague, Netherlands

Zwembad de Waterthor, Thorbeckelaan, The Hague, Netherlands

Zwembad Overbosch, Vlaskamp 3, 2592 AA The Hague, Netherlands

All our coaches

  • Mandy

    Hi everyone! I started as an assistant teacher more than 10 years ago, while collecting all kinds of swimming diplomas meanwhile. This is where I found my passion for teaching children of every age range so I had got my qualification to become a teacher myself.

    Later on I gained a Master’s Degree in Pedagogical Science. This study is all about the progress of parenting and educating while interacting with the (disturbed) development of children and adolescents in their own environment.

    “I love to teach swimming skills to children and adults so much because, it gives these people more confidence. In and outside the pool!”

  • Fahrad

    As far as I can remember I have always enjoyed being in the pool or sea. I am born and raised in Tehran,Iran. I gained my life guard diploma when I was 19 years old and during my university studies in Iran I also worked as a pool life guard. At the age 22 I received my coaching licence. I moved to Holland  to continue my studies at TU Delft university and  joined the swimming team (DSZ Wave). During my time as a student l participated in swimming competition, which I continue to do so today.
    I am passionate about helping other swimmers better themselves.

    “By dividing the complex swimming stroke into smaller steps, I help my students with accomplishing their swimming goals.”

  • Myrthe

    As far back as I can remember, swimming has always been a part of my life. My grandma and aunt taught me how to swim. Teaching others how to swim, just runs in our family, I guess. The fun part of teaching others, is all about sharing the joy for water.  It simply boosts my energy.

    In my earlier years, I used to be a competitive swimmer. I even participated in the Dutch National Championships. Besides being a swimming coach, I am also a current bachelor student of human movement technology. Recently i picked up waterpolo. There are still so many aqua- sports to discover. 

    “Some students are scared in water. But they try it anyway. According to me, these  people are the bravest .”


  • Sharon

    From the moment I started swimming, I had loved it. Mainly because it is like you are somewhere else. I appear to have talent for it too, so I joined some competitive swimming teams for a while. I think it is safe to say that swimming is my nature.
    I lived in Nigeria for some years, that is where my mom (also a teacher) helped out many locals who did not know how to float nor swim. Now I am working with scared adults myself. I put them at ease by telling them how I feel in the water. By giving them a different view, they get their minds off their fear.

    “When I swim or go under water, all the noise around me fades away. Let’s share this experience together!”

  • Julius

    As a Lifeguard, I know how important it is to be able to swim in the Netherlands. Since the age of 4 I have been swimming. As soon as possible  I joined the rescue team at the Dutch coast. , where I acquired all the skills needed to rescue others. During summer, I, together with my fellow colleagues, keep the beach of The Hague safe. Unfortunately, I have experienced that people – especially those who do not have their swimming diplomas – often misinterpret the sea, resulting into life-threatening situations. I therefore find it very important to join Your Personal Swim Coach, in their journey of spreading swimming skills to both adults and children.

    “Be safe in the sea this summer, start lessons today!”

  • Karam

    Greetings to everyone!  I started my swimming experience when I was ten years old when I followed a swimming learning course and I got my first swimming diploma!  After that I decided to follow up and develop my style and skill in swimming.   In 2009 I received a diploma in Rescue and Training at the same time I was studying English Literature in Syria.  During my summer vacation, I was teaching swimming, which I loved!   I participated swimming races for long distance in Euphrates River and the Mediterranean Sea.   As a rescue swimmer, I saved a lot of people in the Euphrates River and  also Belgian  woman in the lake of Zoetermeer, NL.  I love swimming and teaching it. Swimming means a lot to me, not just a sport where I learned patience, challenge and help others.

    “I am honored to be part of this great team, I can’t wait to help you with your swimming!”