Swimming is an intense and challenging sport that can be practised at any level. There are many different swimming techniques such as front crawl, breaststroke, backstroke and butterfly. Competitions generally take place in a 25-metre (short course) or 50-metre (long course) pool, and 5 to 8 swimmers compete in each race. The lanes are separated by lines. The usual competition distances are 50, 100 and 200 metres, and there are races in all four of the strokes. For freestyle races, participants can decide themselves which stroke they want to swim.

Safety measures coronavirus:

  • Adhere to the RIVM guidelines and the guidelines of the TU Delft.
  • Keeping 1.5 metres distance is no longer a rule; however, it is still a sensible idea to allow each other plenty of room.
  • Any symptoms: stay at home and get tested.
  • Good hygiene remains important.
  • If you take part in activities that fall under your X subscription, make sure you have your Campus Card or X card with you.
  • Inside Cafe X and at some events, a COVID certificate is required.

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The swimming, water polo and triathlon association DSZ WAVE offers swimming training in collaboration with X. Each training consist of a warming-up, some core parts and a cooling down. As a beginner you especially work on your technique, but you also improve your condition, start and turning points. The more experienced you are, the more attention you pay to your condition and timing. Training sessions take place in het Kerkpolderbad and the Sportfondsenbad in Delft.

Association

Rates

You need a valid X year subscription and association membership to participate.

X subscription

Practical information

All levels
Closed training
You’ll need a membership of the association.
Bring your own swimwear, swimming goggles and a towel.

Do you love water? And would you like swimming on your own? That’s possible! With an X subscription you get a discount at Sportfondsenbad Delft. This swimming pool houses a competition pool (25 x 12 metres) and an instruction pool (20 x 7 metres). There are different time slots each day that allow recreational swimming during ‘Banenzwemmen’. Check the timetable in advance.

Rates

X-subscription holders get a discount of € 8 on a card for 12 entries (12 badenkaart) at Sportfondsenbad Delft. Go to the website of the Sportfondsenbad for the price overview.

Check the rates

Practical information

All levels
Unsupervised practice
You need to be an experienced swimmer if you want to swim independently
Information about the opening and swimming times can be found on the Sportfondsenbad Delft website
View the schedule