If you are looking for adult swimming lessons, taught in English language in the Amsterdam area, then look no further!
Just a stone throws away from Amsterdam, (6km from the city centre) The AGO pool is hired for our school on Monday and Thursday evenings and offers a nice environment for beginners and intermediate level swimmers.
If you are an expat living in Amsterdam, 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 in this part of the country 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!
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!
As soon as you progress a bit more to intermediate level, you will continue with lessons in the deep water on Thursdays at 21:15. This lesson 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.
The beginning swimmers start in the shallow water, and the coach is with you in the water at all times, to make sure that you are comfortable and safe. We offer small group classes (maximum of 5 swimmers per coach) in English language and we have no waiting lists! You can start any time!
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 North Holland to find lessons in the Amsterdam area.
Why not join our North Holland Meet-Up group to keep track of the lessons schedule?
AGO Zwembad, Diemen
|Monday||20:15 – 21:00||Beginners & Advanced|
|Monday||21:00 – 21:45||Beginners & Advanced|
|Thursday||20:15 – 21:00||Beginners & Advanced|
Ago Zwembad, Kriekenoord, Diemen, Netherlands
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.”
Hi all, I am part of the team in Diemen. I have spent a lot of time in pools; I was 8 years old when I started playing water polo and participated in competitive swimming. I picked up coaching when I was 15 years old and I am now still coach while following my education . The last 4 years I have been focusing more intensively on how to become a teacher and I have even got certified by KNZB. At the moment I am coaching the advanced swimmers which is such a joy for me; all the feedback that I am giving to my students makes them swim faster and with less effort each time.
“Welcome students from whever you are. Diemen is my hometown so it would be my pleasure meeting you there in the pool.”
As a child I loved sports. Not just swimming, but every sport. As a result, I ended up pursuing my education in athletics. Teaching was something I enjoyed quite a bit and I soon found out that I could combine my two passions. It all just came together and just like that… I became a swimming instructor. In my 15 years of experience, I have taught people of all ages including babies. I have learned and achieved a lot throughout the years and am very excited to put that knowledge to use now in Diemen. I would love to help you to reach your swim goals.
“Big goals, little goals, any goals – I am here to help. I truly believe that only those who attempt , will achieve”.
“When I feel empty or sad about something – I go to swim. Water is a power for me and my the best friend in my life. I used to swim at school for 10 years, 6 hours per day and 6 days per week. Aiming to go to the Olympics one day. I left Moscow 2 years ago and and I am currently building my life in Amsterdam. The joy and energy given by swimming is universal; I am able to share these feelings with my students in Diemen and Amsterdam. The life begins at the end of your comfort zone!”
“Let’s try to go out of your comfort zone together, I will be with you!!”
I was born in Sicily, where I played in the semi-professional water polo division for many years. At the young age of 19, after I was selected for a pilot training within the air force, I enrolled myself in the swimming section of the air force. After leaving the air force I realized I could also help other people by being more than just a uniform. Now that I am living in the Netherlands, I work as a physiotherapist. It allows me to keep people mobile and to motivate them to get and stay fit and healthy. Swimming is just the perfect excise to achieve that goal.
“A perfect lesson is about letting go of your fears and having fun! And dont forget the technique I apply strictly.”