Parents and Toddlers Festive Pool Party

Mums and Dads enjoyed a splashing good time with their little ones with a fun musical pool party to celebrate the start of the holidays!   Music and songs, instruments, water games, seasonal learning, swimming techniques and of course lots and lots of SPLASHING meant that a good time was had by all!    Find out more about our parent and child 

Festive Diploma Exams in The Hague

A wonderful atmosphere of fun, friendship and good humor was evident from the very start of our Diploma final exam event in The Hague this weekend! The students admitted to being a little nervous in the beginning, but seeing fellow group members and a few encouraging words from the coaches soon put any fears to rest and all swimmers soon got into their flow! The level of skill that the students have acquired in such a short time is amazing!  Diving over obstacles, swimming through 

Diploma success for kids and family lessons!

Your Personal Swim Coach is so proud of all the students! Many congratulations to our wonderful Diploma graduates who earned their certificates in Voorschoten this weekend! You were all amazing! Coaches Mandy, Christina, Aladin, Valerie and Thiery are really impressed with all your efforts! Find out more about how you can take an A, B or C level diploma, either as part of an adult lesson, a parent and child lesson or lessons just for your 

Interview with Swimming Instructor & Co-Owner, Mandy de Vries

Read our interview with swimming instructor and co-owner, Mandy de Vries.  When did you decide to become a swimming instructor? When I was a young girl I fell in love with the world of water and swimming. I was a member of a swimming club for many years and I obtained 24 swimming-related diplomas over the years (rescue swimming, swim stroke techniques, water polo, synchronised swimming etc.). As soon as I obtained these diplomas my coach asked me to assist him and his team 

Interview with Chinchu, a Swimming Student

Read our interview with swimming student Chinchu from India  How long have you been living in The Netherlands and what brought you here?  I’ve been in The Netherlands for five years now and I moved here to be with the man of my dreams whom I met on my solo Eurotrip. We’re married and have a little baby girl now. Why were you looking for swimming lessons and what goals did you have in mind? I always wanted to learn to swim but there were no options to take classes while 

Interview with Alicia, a Swimming Student

Read our interview with swimming student Alicia from Malaysia.    How long have you been living in The Netherlands and what brought you here?  I've been here for close to 13 years now and came here to do my degree. Why were you looking for swimming lessons and what goals did you have in mind?  I used to be able to swim when I was a kid and after a long a break from swimming I developed a fear of drowning. That stopped me from getting back into the 

Interview with Daniel, a Swimming Student in The Hague

Read our interview with swimming student Daniel, who trains in the Hague.  Where are you from? I am from Rwanda. How long have you been living in The Netherlands and what brought you here?  I came to The Netherlands in 2006 to work for an international organization.   Why were you looking for swimming lessons and what goals did you have in mind?  I always considered swimming as very good exercise with lots of health benefits. My ultimate goal was to become a 

Interview with Lorna, a Swimming Student in The Hague

Read our interview with swimming student Lorna who trains in the Hague.  Where are you from? I was born in The Netherlands, and moved to England when I was 5 years old. How long have you been living in The Netherlands and what brought you here?  I moved back to The Netherlands in 2007 as my husband was offered a job in Den Haag. Why were you looking for swimming lessons and what goals did you have in mind?  Our eldest son was taking swimming lessons and I wanted 

Interview with Swimming Instructor, Prue Healy

Read our interview with swimming instructor, Prue Healy.    When did you decide to become a swimming instructor? I decided to become a swimming teacher when I was 18 years old. As a child I grew up near a lake and spent almost every long weekend and holidays swimming and water skiing and generally playing around in the water. I loved it. As a young adult I took to running but one summer I became injured and had to take a significant amount of time off. While recovering I 

Interview with Swimming Instructor Urška Slivšek

Read our interview with swimming instructor Urška Slivšek (aka Nemo) who trains swimmers in The Hague.  When did you decide to become a swimming instructor? It’s difficult to pinpoint the actual start of my swimming career. I made my first baby steps on the side of a local swimming pool, so it all began quite soon. In fact, I've been dubbed as 'Nemo' the fish from the movie Finding Nemo. I was always swimming with an orange cap (I guess my admiration for The Netherlands 

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