We provide the lessons for the Swimming Diploma A in the swimming pool of the Rehabilitation Center READE at the Overtoom 283 in Amsterdam. There are changing rooms and warm showers. You can use the lockers (storage cabinets) for free, to put your valuable belongings. Of course it is forbidden to go inside with street shoes.
The pool has a size of 6 x 15 meters, making it very clear and safe. The water temperature is 32 degrees Celsius, which feels very nice. Zwemschool Pardoes uses deepwater methodology. The development of water feeling is an important condition to be able to move in the water and to successfully learn a swimming stroke. Using the deep water method, this offers the opportunity to spend enough time developing self-confidence, water feeling and floating on the stomach and back. This is a basis for successfully continuing the teaching of the swimming strokes. We provide these lessons at fixed times, fixed groups and with regular teachers. This gives a feeling of calm to the children.

Where are the lessons held for diploma A?

The swimming lessons are given at the Overtoom 283, in the Reade. Via the main entrance you go left in front of the reception. Then turn right and continue until you see the swimming pool. There is an entrance at the beginning and at the end of the swimming pool. There are two large changing rooms that you can use. There are also sufficient (free) lockers where you can store your valuables. You can park at the usual rate (€ 3, - per hour) in the parking garage under Reade. Please park your bikes also at the parking garage underneath the building. 

When are the swimming lessons?

The lessons are on Saturday and Sunday. A lesson lasts 45 minutes. Your child is classified for a fixed time. The times for level 1, 2 & 3 are: 9.00 - 9.45 9.45 - 10.30 10.30 - 11.15 11.15 - 12.00 12.00 - 12.45 12.45 - 13.30 The level 4 classes are also on Saturdays and Sundays. 8.15 - 9.00 13.30 - 14.15 14.15 - 15.00 For these classes there are no set times, parents are allowed to choose each weekend on which day / time they come.

What is the minimum age to start?

Minimum age is ± 5 years. A few months younger or older is no problem, please let us know.

Where and when are the exams for Diploma A?

For the Swimming Diploma A we organize an exam 3 times a year. All exams are always based on a personal invitation. The exams are held in the Sloterparkbad, in Amsterdam. On Saturday we first organize a general rehearsal. Therefor the exams on sunday will be a true swimming festivity. Afterwards, all children receive the official Swimming Diploma A!

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