Meet Marin

Training experience: 6 years

Nationality: Dutch Flag of the Netherlands - Wikipedia

In the Netherlands since: Birth

Languages: Dutch, English


I grew up in Woerden alongside the water ‘de Oude Rijn’. At summers this was a lovely place to swim and play in the water. In my twenties, I wanted to join an annual triathlon which is held in the same waters. That was the time swimming came to me as a sport. Now residing in Rotterdam, still have a passion for outdoor swimming and I coach others the swimming sport.

I live with my partner in Rotterdam. At daytime I work at the office as an software tester.

Coaching Style:

Most important for swim lessons is to have fun. That could be different for all of us. Some like to dive, others like to be fast or want to go for a long distance. And everyone of us has a favorite stroke. We first need to work on the basic skills. And after a session hard work I might ask you; “Is there something you like to do?”


As a coach I like to explain you where we are working on. Why is it important to work on the thing we do? My aim is to teach you the basic skills for swimming and to work towards your diploma. And I hope to inspire you to continue doing your favorite thing in the water.

“If you really want something and it doesn’t work the first time, it’s best to try again.

– Maarten van der Weijden

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!


If you cannot swim at all and are fearful and/or challenged in water generally.

If you have taken   classes before and   failed, join our beginners groups and we teach you how to float first.

Stroke improvers

If you can float and swim but are afraid of deep water.

You can swim but are complete exhausted after swimming 1 lane.

You can join the intermediate or A group and enjoy our support with the first moves in the deep water.


If you have no issues in the deep water and able to swim two laps without getting  exhausted.

you can join the diploma groups or sportclass, come weekly or book individual lessons. Objective is working on stamina and improving techniques.

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