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Swimming courses for adults

Are you a beginner, someone who learns a new swimming stroke like for example front crawl, back crawl, butterfly of breaststroke wants to learn, or is it an experienced swimmer who wants to learn to swim more streamlined and with better use of the body?  

We specialize in teaching you a long-distance swimming style that lasts for a long time without getting too tired and is much healthier for your neck, back and shoulders than conventional swimming.

Corona update:

There is currently a lockdown in the Netherlands that will last until January 14th
Our courses will start again from January 17, you can already register. All our teachers are double vaccinated and have received the booster. Welcome!

Do not hesitate to reserve a place in advance via this website. Your registration remains valid, even if we have to move the date due to new measures. So you don't lose your money and you can make up for it at a time that suits you, even later in the year.

We are constantly adapting to the new situation. We wish you all the best for 2022, and we hope to see you at the next courses!

Sincerely,

The Swim in Balance team

Want to learn front crawl, breaststroke or butterfly?

A triathlon coming soon?

Back or neck complaints?

Suffering from fear of water?

Why is our technique different?

We offer classes, courses and workshops based on the Shaw Method for swimmers and the Alexander Technique. This technique puts less strain on your muscles and joints, making the swimming stroke more efficient, so you can keep it up for a long time and have more fun swimming.

The goal is for you to come out of the water after an hour of swimming refreshed and energized, rather than exhausted and jaded. This makes our front crawl, for example, extremely suitable for triathletes or people with neck and back pain.

Lesson offer

Start dates courses and workshops

ma 28 feb

WATER CONFIDENCE | six week course | Start Mon 28 Feb. 19:00 – Amsterdam

28 februari, 19:004 april, 20:00
|Terugkerend Cursussen (Bekijk alle)

An event every week that begins at 19:00 on maandag, happening 6 times

ma 28 feb

SCHOOL BATTLE | six week course | Start Mon 28 Feb. 19:00 – Amsterdam

28 februari, 19:004 april, 20:00
|Terugkerend Cursussen (Bekijk alle)

An event every week that begins at 19:00 on maandag, happening 6 times

ma 28 feb

CHEST CRAWL | six week level 2 course | Start Mon 28 Feb. 20:00 – Amsterdam

28 februari, 20:004 april, 21:00
|Terugkerend Cursussen (Bekijk alle)

An event every week that begins at 20:00 on maandag, happening 6 times

ma 28 feb

CHEST CRAWL | six week basic course | Start Mon 28 Feb. 20:00 – Amsterdam

28 februari, 20:004 april, 21:00
|Terugkerend Cursussen (Bekijk alle)

An event every week that begins at 19:30 on woensdag, happening 6 times

ma 28 feb

CHEST CRAWL | six week basic course | Start Mon 28 Feb. 21:00 – Amsterdam

28 februari, 21:004 april, 22:00
|Terugkerend Cursussen (Bekijk alle)

An event every week that begins at 18:30 on woensdag, happening 6 times

ma 28 feb

BUTTERFLY BATTLE | six week course | Start Mon 28 Feb. 21:00 – Amsterdam

28 februari, 21:004 april, 22:00
|Terugkerend Cursussen (Bekijk alle)

An event every week that begins at 21:00 on maandag, happening 5 times

wo 2 mrt

SCHOOL BATTLE | six week course | Start Wed Mar 2 19:30 – Amsterdam

2 maart, 19:306 april, 20:30
|Terugkerend Cursussen (Bekijk alle)

An event every week that begins at 19:30 on woensdag, happening 6 times

wo 2 mrt

CHEST CRAWL | six week level 2 course | Start Wed Mar 2 19:30 – Amsterdam

2 maart, 19:306 april, 20:30
|Terugkerend Cursussen (Bekijk alle)

An event every week that begins at 19:30 on woensdag, happening 6 times

wo 2 mrt

BUTTERFLY BATTLE | six week course | Start Wed Mar 2 20:30 PM – Amsterdam

2 maart, 20:306 april, 21:30
|Terugkerend Cursussen (Bekijk alle)

An event every week that begins at 20:30 on woensdag, happening 6 times

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do 3 mrt

CHEST CRAWL | six week basic course | Start Thu 3 Mar. 19:30 – Zandvoort

3 maart, 19:307 april, 20:30
|Terugkerend Cursussen (Bekijk alle)
Terugkerend evenement
do 3 mrt

WATER CONFIDENCE | six week course | Start Thu 3 Mar. 20:30 pm – Zandvoort

3 maart, 20:307 april, 21:30
|Terugkerend Cursussen (Bekijk alle)

An event every week that begins at 20:30 on donderdag, happening 6 times

do 3 mrt

SCHOOL BATTLE | six week course | Start Thu 3 Mar. 20:30 pm – Zandvoort

3 maart, 20:307 april, 21:30
|Terugkerend Cursussen (Bekijk alle)

An event every week that begins at 20:30 on donderdag, happening 6 times

do 3 mrt

BUTTERFLY BATTLE | six week course | Start Thu 3 Mar. 20:30 pm – Zandvoort

3 maart, 20:307 april, 21:30
|Terugkerend Cursussen (Bekijk alle)

An event every week that begins at 20:30 on donderdag, happening 5 times

do 3 mrt

CHEST CRAWL | six week level 2 course | Start Thu 3 Mar. 20:30 pm – Zandvoort

3 maart, 20:307 april, 21:30
|Terugkerend Cursussen (Bekijk alle)

An event every week that begins at 20:30 on donderdag, happening 6 times

vr 4 mrt

WATER CONFIDENCE | six week course | Start Fri 4 Mar. 19:00 – Zandvoort

4 maart, 19:008 april, 20:00
|Terugkerend Cursussen (Bekijk alle)

An event every week that begins at 19:00 on vrijdag, happening 6 times

vr 4 mrt

SCHOOL BATTLE | six week course | Start Fri 4 Mar. 21.00 p.m. – Zandvoort

4 maart, 21:008 april, 22:00
|Terugkerend Cursussen (Bekijk alle)

An event every week that begins at 21:00 on vrijdag, happening 6 times

vr 4 mrt

BUTTERFLY BATTLE | six week course | Start Fri 4 Mar. 21 p.m. – Zandvoort

4 maart, 21:008 april, 22:00
|Terugkerend Cursussen (Bekijk alle)

An event every week that begins at 21:00 on vrijdag, happening 6 times

vr 4 mrt

CHEST CRAWL | six week level 2 course | Start Fri 4 Mar. 21 p.m. – Zandvoort

4 maart, 21:008 april, 22:00
|Terugkerend Cursussen (Bekijk alle)

An event every week that begins at 21:00 on vrijdag, happening 6 times

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vr 4 mrt

WATER CONFIDENCE | six week course | Starts 4 Mar. 20:00 – Utrecht

4 maart, 20:008 april, 21:00
|Terugkerend Cursussen (Bekijk alle)

An event every week that begins at 20:00 on vrijdag, happening 6 times

vr 4 mrt

SCHOOL BATTLE | six week course | Start Fri 4 Mar. 20:00 – Utrecht

4 maart, 20:008 april, 21:00
|Terugkerend Cursussen (Bekijk alle)

An event every week that begins at 20:00 on vrijdag, happening 6 times

vr 4 mrt

BUTTERFLY BATTLE | six week course | Start Fri 4 Mar. 21:00 – Utrecht

4 maart, 21:008 april, 22:00
|Terugkerend Cursussen (Bekijk alle)

An event every week that begins at 21:00 on vrijdag, happening 6 times

vr 4 mrt

CHEST CRAWL | six week level 2 course | Start Fri 4 Mar. 21:00 – Utrecht

4 maart, 21:008 april, 22:00
|Terugkerend Cursussen (Bekijk alle)

An event every week that begins at 21:00 on vrijdag, happening 6 times

View dates for next course blocks

The open water courses will start again from May 2022!

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vr 28 jan
vr 28 jan
ma 31 jan
ma 31 jan
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vr 4 feb
ma 7 feb
ma 7 feb
wo 9 feb
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ma 14 feb
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Newsletters

Who will go swimming in Croatia?

News: You can now register for courses in the next class (from the end of February) and the dates for the three swimming holidays in Croatia are known!

More information

We can swim again!

News: Good news! Due to the relaxation announced yesterday, all sports activities can continue again from today. This means that next week we will immediately start with a new series of 6-week courses. We can't wait to be back in the water and teaching.

More information

Thanks to the volunteers!

news: Last week Esther, Lydia and Tyrone passed their teacher training at Swim in Balance with flying colours. This means that we will have 3 very nice teachers from 2022. 

More information

12 volunteers wanted as trial student

Over the next two weekends, our 4 trainees (Esther, Lydia, Olga and Tyrone) will receive the last part of their training, before starting as teachers at Swim in Balance in January. They practice teaching groups and they will take a practical exam on December 19.

More information

Special compact offer in December

Last weekend we had a crawl workshop in Driebergen, it was wonderful! The workshop was fully booked, our student teachers assisted very well and we received enthusiastic reactions from the participants. We will do that more often! Next month we will offer a kind of intermediate form between workshops and courses, I will explain it below.

More information

Weekend workshop crawl basic course

As I announced earlier in this newsletter, we are organizing a weekend workshop crawl basic course this fall, because the courses in Utrecht cannot continue due to the failure of one of our teachers.

More information

Opportunity: Wanted trial students

As I announced earlier in this newsletter, we are organizing a weekend workshop crawl basic course this fall, because the courses in Utrecht cannot continue due to the failure of one of our teachers.

More information

New courses online

The first courses of the season have started again and you were clearly looking forward to it: All crawl courses fully booked! This week I (Esther) also received quite a few phone calls from people who actually wanted to participate, but were too late.

More information

Newsletter: Last 2 open water day workshops of the summer and practice hours are online

The new season started yesterday with the open water courses, it was wonderful. The courses in the pool will start again in the coming weeks. We have also organized two extra day workshops, the practice hours are now online and for those who want I have two free tickets for a concert where I (Esther) perform.

More information

Holidays

In 2022 we will again organize three swimming holidays in Croatia, in a lovely hotel where we have been guests for years. Are you coming too?

Publications

Blog

Who will go swimming in Croatia?

it is a great opportunity to take a break in September in a Mediterranean climate (similar to Italy) and to follow two (!) Swim in Balance courses in one week.

More information

Test students wanted refresher workshop

In the photo above (right) you can see Trijntje, just after she signed her agreement with Swim in Balance. She is training to be a new Swim in Balance teacher. Besides that she moves very nicely in the water, she works as a nurse in the heart department of the AMC and has sailed at a high level (World Cup). Recently she has practiced hard to master all the didactic elements as we use them in our method and she only needs to practice teaching groups.

More information

Newsletter: Last 2 open water day workshops of the summer and practice hours are online

The new season started yesterday with the open water courses, it was wonderful. The courses in the pool will start again in the coming weeks. We have also organized two extra day workshops, the practice hours are now online and for those who want I have two free tickets for a concert where I (Esther) perform.

More information

New courses online

The first courses of the season have started again and you were clearly looking forward to it: All crawl courses fully booked! This week I (Esther) also received quite a few phone calls from people who actually wanted to participate, but were too late.

More information

Opportunity: Wanted trial students

As I announced earlier in this newsletter, we are organizing a weekend workshop crawl basic course this fall, because the courses in Utrecht cannot continue due to the failure of one of our teachers.

More information

Weekend workshop crawl basic course

As I announced earlier in this newsletter, we are organizing a weekend workshop crawl basic course this fall, because the courses in Utrecht cannot continue due to the failure of one of our teachers.

More information

Special compact offer in December

Last weekend we had a crawl workshop in Driebergen, it was wonderful! The workshop was fully booked, our student teachers assisted very well and we received enthusiastic reactions from the participants. We will do that more often! Next month we will offer a kind of intermediate form between workshops and courses, I will explain it below.

More information

12 volunteers wanted as trial student

Over the next two weekends, our 4 trainees (Esther, Lydia, Olga and Tyrone) will receive the last part of their training, before starting as teachers at Swim in Balance in January. They practice teaching groups and they will take a practical exam on December 19.

More information

Thanks to the volunteers!

news: Last week Esther, Lydia and Tyrone passed their teacher training at Swim in Balance with flying colours. This means that we will have 3 very nice teachers from 2022. 

More information

Reviews

“I've been trying to teach myself the front crawl for years. With regular lessons you are quickly “forgotten” as a beginner. Esther teaches you, in a relaxed way, a very nice stroke without forcing your back or shoulders. From water habituation (floating) to the entire stroke. Recommended!”

- Hester

“The course really made me realize that the more aligned you are in the water, the more comfortable swimming is. Very glad I learned this, thank you!”

- Wilma

“Celebrating a holiday and also learning something has never been so much fun!”

- Esther (swimming holiday)

“Instructive course, recommended!”

- Marjoram

"Finally working on my front crawl in a relaxed way, before I mainly did this with brute force, but now through Swim in Balance courses and exercises this is done in a relaxed way, very happy with it."

- Nard

“This special journey has brought me a lot, through the Alexander swimming technique and the relaxing way of teaching I have become friends with water again. Besides this “friendship reunited”, other wonderful people and experiences have come my way. Thanks for this special week.”

- Sylvia (swimming holiday)

“My experience with the course was teaching the professional approach of the correct technique, in both the group instructions and the individual guidance, as well as the conviviality.”

- Janine

“Being always a bit afraid of the water, this has really been a life changing experience. I will not be doing the Olympics any time soon, but I definitely am happy with the outcome.”

- Monica

”I thought the crawl basic course was a very nice course, very relaxed setting, Niels is a great teacher with an eye for detail, and a clear explanation. Before the course I had no experience with the front crawl, and now I can swim the front crawl in a good and relaxed way, and I have the basics to train this stroke in a good way. Outside the bath I also benefit from the body awareness that you get in this method, so that I am more often aware of my posture and can improve it.”

- Timo

“Nice course. You learn to swim again, but in a constructive way. Very nice to discover that you can swim quickly with not much effort. And the crawl like this is a beautiful stroke.”

- Willemiek

“In small steps, with good instruction and stimulating guidance, the basics for chest crawl learned in a short time.”

- Nel

“Great lessons, fun and effective.”

- Pieter

“The swimming holiday to Croatia was wonderful! Good weather, beautiful people, learning new things every day in the salt water pool, fun optional activities and plenty of free time to go your own way. Perfect!"

- Lydia (swimming holiday)

“I thought it was a great experience to learn so much in such a short time! The classes were at the same time very relaxed, completely relaxed! Delicious! I had surgery on my back a few months ago, the result is not good, I hesitated to take the classes, but it has given me a lot of good! Recommended!"

- Saskia

“I was very happy with the front crawl level 1 course (in the swimming pool) as well as the 2 hour workshop in the lake 't Wed. Both have given me the skills to feel confident to swim laps in a pool or to swim in open water. Esther is a great instructor with patience and a passion for this sport. She is very relaxed and explains things in a concise and encouraging way. Anyone interested in improving their technique so you can swim more efficiently would benefit greatly from following Esther's courses.”

- Sue

“This course completely fulfills the promise! Really fun and educational to do.”

- Nicole

“Perfect course. Never thought that something I've wanted to do for years could be taught so easily. I wish I had done it years earlier.”

- Hans

“A wonderful mix of sporting effort and relaxation. Exactly what I needed! Sun, sea, salt water and inspiring swimmers!”

- Annelies (swimming holiday)

“I have experienced the Shaw Method as subtle, friendly, logical, natural, intelligent and effective. The instructors are calm and thoughtful. The technology is made up of building blocks so that you can fall back on the basics if you have lost the technology for a while.”

- Tess

“Esther taught me the basics of the front crawl in 6 lessons. The lessons are very clearly structured and ensure that you slowly get used to a new habit. The Shaw Method provides a relaxed way of swimming where relaxation is the most important. The advanced lessons allowed me to continue working on my technique and since then I have been jumping in the pool with great pleasure and confidence. Thanks!”

- Patrick

“If you thought you could swim, give this a try. You will learn relaxing techniques from expert teachers in a beautiful swimming pool on the coast of Croatia.”

- Nora (swimming holiday)

“A wonderful hour of relaxing in the water and at the same time developing more feeling. Nice to experience how effective it is to apply the Alexander Technique to swimming! I recommend it to all swimming enthusiasts.”

- Caroline