There’s much more to swimming than following that black line. Today is number 4 in our countdown and we’re taking a look at all the different ways to stay active in the pool.
The Royal Dutch Swimming Federation (KNZB) is organizing 3 swimming clinics for kids and teens from 8-18 years old, and Eindhoven is lucky enough to be included. Lucky, because Inge Dekker will be there with tips and inspiration.
Did you know that every Wednesday, from 13:00 – 17:00, there is a water festival at the Ir. Ottenbad swimming centre in Eindhoven Noord?
Australia is my first home, the Netherlands my second. Both countries produce some amazingly fast and talented swimmers, and just over the past week both have held Olympic swimming qualification tournaments – a big deal for the competitors and coaches alike.
A Lifelong Love Affair
Like Dutch kids, Australian kids start swimming at a young age. Some are natural born fish, while others take a while to earn their fins. I was one of the latter.
When I was a kid, my mum used to listen to 2WS – an AM radio station that played “classic hits”. Who knows if this radio station even exists anymore, but what I do know is that I can belt out tunes from the 60s, 70s and 80s without a second glance at any karaoke screen.