Swimming lessons Rotterdam

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.

We also offer private classes with no more than 2 students per coach as well as small group classes (maximum of 5 swimmers per coach) in English language and have no waiting lists!

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?


Our Lessons

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Our Locations

Van Maanenbad, Blijdorp

Van Maanenstraat 8, 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

All our coaches

  • Armando

    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!”

  • Parnia

    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!”

  • Ruben

    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!”