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Our training sessions

Our training sessions are carefully prepared. There is an annual plan and spearhead competitions have been determined. Based on this, the training program is made for both novice and faster swimmers. The training program always consists of a warm-up and cooling-down section with attention to technique and fitness in between. All aspects are covered.

Every now and then ‘clinics’ are organized during the regular training sessions to teach you how to swim even better technically. During such a clinic, special attention is paid to a specific swimming component. Consider for example the turning point of the backstroke, streamlined swimming, speed or underwater phase. Attention can also be paid to a specific stroke, such as butterfly.

We offer a varied training program for everyone. Ranging from those of you who just want to come for a swim to those of you who want to participate in competitions (also for outdoor swimming and triathlons).

Training times

As a GSA member it is possible to train 4 days a week. Times and locations are as follows:

Monday09:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.Marnixpool25 meters
Wednesday09:15 p.m. – 10:15 p.m.Sloterparkpool50 meters
Friday08:15 p.m. – 09:15 p.m.Sloterparkpool25 meters
Sunday06:00 p.m. – 08:00 p.m.Marnixpool25 meters

Every odd week on Wednesday in the Sloterparkpool we reserve a lane especially for long-distance swimmers. On sunday, we have two hours available. Doing so, we can accommodate swimmers of multiple levels, divided over double lanes to meet the desire to swim with an appropriate swimming distance (corona measure)

MarnixpoolSloterparkpool
Sportbedrijf | Het Marnix
Marnixplein 1
1015 ZN Amsterdam
Optisport Sloterparkbad
Pres. Allendelaan 3
1064 GW  Amsterdam

GSA members are of all levels: we have beginners, experienced -, advanced – and fast swimmers. The ideal thing about swimming is that you can divide the pool into several lanes. Division is made by level and the extent to which the members control the swimming strokes. On Mondays we often have a special coach for the beginner lane(s), so that they receive extra attention. All lanes have a separate training program that perfectly matches the level and pace.

Our coaches

GSA currently has 9 enthusiastic coaches. Most of them are KNZB qualified and some were educated internally but all are experienced swimmers. At least 1 coach is present at each practice. All coaches are also members and therefore join practices on the days that they are not coaching. Currently, 5 members from our club are being trained to be coaches as well! These starting trainers will first run with the existing trainers, but will soon also provide their own practices.