open water swimming


Open water swimming
courses, lessons and workshops

From mid-May to mid-October we organize 6-week courses and day or weekend workshops swimming in open water. Open water swimming has the advantage that you swim in natural water without chemicals. If your goal is to swim outside a lot yourself, it is also an advantage to receive lessons in the same conditions as where you swim afterwards.

Swimming in open water at hotel Fletcher, Spaarnwoude

Currently, the location where we give open water courses is Spaarnwoude (near Haarlem), behind the Fletcher hotel. The water quality is good there, you can stand there and there is a comfortable jetty to get in and out of the water. There are also changing rooms, toilets and showers available, and a restaurant to eat something before or after your lesson. We have wetsuits in all sizes to borrow that you can use during the course, so you don't have to buy anything and can first see if open water is something for you. In the spring and autumn, swimming in a wetsuit is more pleasant. In the summer this is not necessary for most people.

Upcoming open water swimming courses

Upcoming 6-week courses

Practice hours


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

- Annelies (swimming holiday)