Swimming

Active Company Antwerp

 

Practical information

 

Activity Weekday Time Location
Swimming Monday 8:30 - 10:00 pm Swimming pool Plantin en Moretus,
Plantin en Moretuslei 343,
2140 Antwerpen-Borgerhout
Swimming Wednesday 8:15 - 9:30 pm Swimming pool Groenenhoek,
Orpheusplein 1,
2600 Berchem

 

 

 

 

Requirements

  • We swim at all levels, from beginners to champions. We do ask that you are at least not afraid of water and can remain above water one length of the pool (25 m).
  • You do not have to register or announce yourself in advance. You just ask for the swimming coordinator.
  • Try to be on time every time. This way, you don't miss the warm-up of the training. After all, this is essential for a good further progress of the swimming training.
  • Both on Monday and Wednesday, we first warm up on dry land for 15 minutes. An absolute must to buckle down to it immediately afterwards.
  • Swimming trunks, towel and goggles are the basic equipment of a swimmer. Every first Monday and every third Wednesday, we swim with flippers.

General Information

Swimming, why should I?

More than enough reasons! It is the most complete form of exercise in which all muscle groups are addressed without the risk of overload. Just look at a well-trained swimmer's body: there is no need for further comment! Get rid of stress! After swimming, you are much more relaxed than before. Swimming together for an hour, it just feels great!

But I've never really swum before ...

Doesn't matter! Your fear of water will soon be overcome. We take it easy in lane 1. There, you learn the basics of breaststroke and crawl. This way, you participate with swimmers at your own level and you are not always rushed past. As you progress, you'll move up lanes and learn other styles as well. Maybe one day a butterfly stroke!

Am I doing well enough?

You decide! We just ask that you actively participate! There are always 2 trainers ready to guide you in every area. In each lane, they pay attention to both technique (style, turning point, start) and fitness. Who knows, you might end up in lane 5, which is for the real show-offs.

Sounds very competitive.

Yes and no! Anyone can participate in a swimming competition: young, old, beginner, advanced swimmer, etc., because fun comes first, always! The fact that participating is more important than winning is certainly not an empty statement in LGBTQ+ tournaments. Would you like to join us at an international tournament? Please do! The prices are affordable and it is a unique opportunity to party for a weekend and get to know new swimmers.

And after swimming?

Then there's the "après swim", in the cafeteria or elsewhere. Our swimmers are not put out to throw a party or a birthday drink after training or we all just go for a picnic along the Scheldt. Soon, we will also invite you to e.g. a weekend by the sea or a descent down the Lesse. You will soon get a whole new circle of friends!

 

Our goals?

We give you the opportunity to…
  • learn to swim, whatever experience you have! As a beginner, you'll be more likely to learn basic techniques while the advanced swimmers will focus more on difficult strokes and style improvement. Everyone can learn!
  • Improve your fitness! Our trainers come up with fun exercises for this and if you come regularly, you will soon be able to swim much more and longer than you thought.
  • engage in recreational competition.

Who's who?

  • Swimming coordinator: David Roels
  • Tournament coordinator: Remco De Boer.
  • Treasurers: Nico Vergaelen and Luc Lamberigts
  • Trainers: Anika Heylen, Katja Heylen , Eddy Heylen, David Roels
  • Contact Vlaamse Zwemliga: David Roels
  • Rescuers: David Roels, Bram Bortolin, Stefaan Van de Velde, Andy Vandervoort, Geert Van Den Branden, Arnoud Bonemeyer and Bart Goethals
  • Officials: Jane Koevoets

 

Active Company Antwerp is member of the Vlaamse Zwemfederatie and de Vlaamse Reddingscentrale.

You can get a competition permit from us that is required for official swimming competitions.

Do you also want to make an active effort for our club? Feel free to let us know!

Zwemmen Agenda

Wed
30
Nov
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20:00-21:30 | Zwembad Groenenhoek (Berchem)
Mon
05
Dec
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21:00-22:00 | Zwembad Plantin Moretus Borgerhout
Wed
07
Dec
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20:00-21:30 | Zwembad Groenenhoek (Berchem)
Mon
12
Dec
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21:00-22:00 | Zwembad Plantin Moretus Borgerhout
Wed
14
Dec
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20:00-21:30 | Zwembad Groenenhoek (Berchem)
Mon
19
Dec
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21:00-22:00 | Zwembad Plantin Moretus Borgerhout

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