English Speakers

SPONS is the student swimming association of Amsterdam. Are you a swimmer or are you interested in a new sport? Then SPONS is the place for you!

All students are welcome to join the association. SPONS provides a tight and diverse community of people. There are many non-Dutch speaking members who participate in the swimming training as well as social activities.

You can swim at SPONS at all levels, including Dutch national top swimmers, but also complete beginners. To swim at SPONS you only need a basic proficiency in swimming (Dutch: zwemdimploma A), which means you should be able to be in the water without drowning. The rest, we will teach you!

For beginning swimmers, we strongly recommend our freestyle course, in which you learn the principles of the freestyle stroke in 2 months time.

If you are curious and want to get a feel for the association, you can join a trial practice. Simply fill out the form and we will get back to you to plan a training with you.

To become a member, sign up via the link below. Besides your membership, you need a swimming subscription from  the USC website to join the weekly practices.

Our English website is still under maintenance. If anything is unclear, feel free to reach out to us via bestuur@aszvspons.nl and we will happily answer any questions you have. Below you can find all useful links.