Tuesday: 21.30 – 22.30
Wednesday: 20.00- 21.00
Thursday: 17.00 – 18:00
Wednesday: 20.30- 22.00
As an Avalon member, you are free to join as many of these trainings as you want every week!
HOW IT WORKS
During the swimming hours we have multiple lanes available, with a lane for every experience level, beginner to advanced. There is always a trainer present to give a high quality practice.
For water polo, the whole group trains together, with a trainer present. Practices are challenging enough for experienced players, but there are more than enough chances to learn on your own pace for those who are new to waterpolo or just want to try it out.
Of course, water polo players are more than welcome during the swimming hours and vice versa!
Sometimes our Swimming and/or Water Polo Committee organise something special for our trainings, some recurring special practices we have are:
Practice with a guest trainer
Guest trainers from all over the Netherlands (and sometimes outside) are more than welcome to lead a training. We aim to have about four guest trainings a year, of which one is for waterpolo.
Once a year we have a special practice right before the holidays, where we usually partake in all sorts of fun challenges in and around the pool combining the best of swimming and water polo.
CLubbies (Club Championships)
Twice a year there are club championships, where members compete for the title of club champion and the honor of being able to call themselves the fastest member in an event. This is also fun for those who are newer to swimming, since the biggest trophy goes to the most-improved swimmer! If you are considering joining competitions in the future, the Clubbies are also great to get an idea of what a swimming competition looks like.
Avalon competes in all four NSZKs (Dutch Student Swimming Competition) and four NSWKs (Dutch Student Water Polo Competition) held every season. Each competition will bring an amazing weekend where we get the chance to compete against our sister associations, party alongside them and enjoy a nice meal together. All in all, a very good time!
The competitions are always hosted by different associations across the Netherlands, which means that you get to explore a different city as well every time!
If you are not sure whether you want to join (one of) the competitions, feel free to talk to any of our trainers.
A typical NSZK weekend consists of a pre-drink on Friday evening and the competition, dinner and a big party on Saturday. There is no obligation to join the whole weekend; you can choose to join all events or only certain ones!
NSZKs also welcome and have swimmers from all levels! It doesn’t matter if you’re not a super confident swimmer (yet), you can be placed in a heat with swimmers of your level.
The competition itself is free of charge. Dinner after the NSZK, sleeping arrangements, and access to the party usually cost about 8 – 12 euros (depending on the amount of events you join).
A typical NSWK weekend consists of a big party on Saturday and a water polo tournament and dinner on Sunday. There is no obligation to join the whole weekend; you can choose to join all events or only certain ones!
NSWKs also welcome and have water polo players from all levels! It doesn’t matter if you’re not super experienced (yet), you can be placed in a team that suits you best.
The competition itself is free of charge. Dinner after the NSWK, sleeping arrangements and access to the party usually cost about 8 – 15 euros (depending on the amount of events you join).