Adult swimming lessons in Amsterdam

If you are an expat living in Amsterdam, by now, you have noticed the amount of open water! 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 next summer.

Our team of swim coaches in Amsterdam is qualified and able to provide the know-how and experience required to reach your goals.

Zuiderbad

Hobbemastraat 26, Amsterdam

This location  is a grand 1912 edifice behind the Rijksmuseum, restored to its original glory, full of tiles, character, and appreciative paddlers. These surroundings enhances the fun!

The water temperature is fresh. Our lessons are in process during public hours so the atmosphere is lively and social.

The Zuiderbad is accessible from all directions by foot, bike or public transport. The parking is paid, spaces are not always easy to find.

Types of classes at this location:

Beginners / Advance

Day

Friday

Start

19:15

End

20:00

Beginners/ Advance

Day

Friday

Start

20:00

End

20:45

Beginners/ Advance

Day

Friday

Start

20:45

End

21:30

Friendship

Beemsterstraat 652, Amsterdam

This modern and purpose-built facility created for children and adults with physical disabilities. Therefore, the water is comfortably warm and ideal when you are starting out with swimming. It pool has very high ceilings and windows at all sides but still offers level of privacy and hardly any spectators. We welcome 1:1 and 1:2 swimmers here too.

The Friendship Sport Center offers free parking or takes a 10 minutes walk from several bus stops.

Types of classes at this location:

Beginners/ Advanced

Day

Sunday

Start

15:30

End

16:15

Beginners/ Advanced

Day

Sunday

Start

16:15

End

17:00

Beginners/ Advanced

Day

Sunday

Start

17:00

End

17:45

Sportfondsen Oost

Land v Cocagneplein 44 

Amsterdam

A historical pool, one of the oldest in town with nostalgic looks.  The shallow water pool is underground, no other visitors allowed than our students. As soon as the beginning swimmers are outgrown this shallow pool, they move up to one of our deep water locations like Friendship, AGO-Diemen or Zuiderbad.

This pool is perfectly located for bikers and public tram users from over the town. There is a underground parking garage.

Types of classes at this location:

Beginners

Day

Thursday

Start

20:00

End

20:45

Beginners

Day

Thursday

Start

20:45

End

21:30

Het Marnix

Marnixplein 1 

Amsterdam

A modern pool, centrally located in city center.  The shallow water pool (1.40m) is warm and nice. No other visitors allowed than our students. The stroke improvers and advanced swimmers use the same pool with the floor lower at max 2m.

This pool is perfectly located for bikers and public tram users from over the town. 

Types of classes at this location:

Intermediate/ Advanced

Day

Monday

Start

21:00

End

21:45

Beginners

Day

Monday

Start

21:45

End

22:30

Intermediate/ Advanced

Day

Wednesday

Start

21:45

End

21:45

Beginners

Day

Wednesday

Start

21:00

End

22:30

Day

Start

End

We offer private lessons in Amsterdam

When you are very fearful of the water, consider to book a private lesson (1:1) or Private Elite lesson (1:2) first in Sportfondsen Oost or Friendship. This will give you the kick start you are looking for. Supported by our certified coaches you overcome your fear of water and become a confident swimmer.

Water introduction

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

You took classes before and  failed or it has been a very 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 for you to have passed the introduction program, or you are able to perform swim an backcrawl and single back stroke (froggie leg).

Intermediate

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

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

Advanced

You have  no issues in deep water and are able to swim more than one lane without breaking.

These groups works on improving their swimming skills and stamina and follow the program for diploma A, B and C.

Coaches on this location

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