Swimming in the Netherlands
On this page you can find information about swimming safely in the Netherlands and swimming lessons for children.
Swimming in a lake or in the sea
There are important things to look out for when swimming in the Dutch countryside. For example, it is good to be aware of the risks of the sea and to know what to do in a dangerous situation.
The Dutch Rescue Squad has produced two leaflets in Ukrainian on what to watch out for when swimming in a lake or in the sea. Below are the leaflets:
Swimming lessons for children
The Netherlands is surrounded by water. For their safety, Dutch children therefore receive swimming lessons at an early age. For children from Ukraine, it is also important to learn to swim.
Municipalities can help you pay for swimming lessons for your children. Arrangements and conditions may vary from one municipality to another. The municipality where you live can give you information about this.
Swimming lessons for adults
You can also take swimming lessons as an adult. Municipalities can help you pay for swimming lessons. Arrangements and conditions may vary from one municipality to another. The municipality where you live can give you information about this.
Overview of swimming lessons
If you want to know where swimming lessons are provided in your area, the undefinedAlles over zwemlesundefined website provides an overview. The website is only available in Dutch, but you can enter the name of your town in the search bar to find out which swimming pool is near you.