Swimming at the USC
Besides being a competition sport, for many people swimming is an ideal way to work on staying active and improving their health in a relaxing way. With your sport subscription you can swim for free at certain times in several swimming pools in The Hague. Stiff muscles function far better under water and less strain is placed on joints. In addition to burning considerably more calories when exercising in water, it also improves your stamina, suppleness, heart and lungs. Swimming is therefore a welcome and relaxing change to your weekly workout schedule. Combine fitness, swimming and group classes and stay in balance!
USC Membership and free swimming
You can only use the pool if you have a valid membership at the USC. Free swimming is not possible with an inspiration pass.
- Registration is required, see the registration rules.
- Access to the swimming pool is through the USC App and by scanning the QR code at the reception.
- At the swimming pools in The Hague you will receive a personal swimming pass on your first visit. For this you need to identify yourself once at the Front Desk of the swimming pool. This swimming pass is valid in all swimming pools in The Hague. Make sure you bring this swimming pass every time you visit a swimming pool in The Hague. Please note, the swimming pass is free, but if you lose it, a new one costs 5 euros.
Zwembad Overbosch, Vlaskamp 6, Den Haag
|Monday||07.00 -||08.30||Free swimming|
|Tuesday||12.00 -||13.00||Free swimming|
Zwembad Het Hofbad, Ypenburgse Boslaan 30 Den Haag
|Wednesday||20.30 -||22.00||Free swimming|
||09.30 -||11.00||Free swimming|
Zwembad Het Zuiderpark, Mr. P. Droogleever Fortuynweg 59 Den Haag
|Thursday||12.00 -||13.00||Free swimming|
||12.00 -||13.00||Free swimming|
Zwembad De Houtzagerij, Hobbemastraat 93 Den Haag
|Wednesday||07.00 -||08.30||Free swimming|
||07.00 -||08.30||Free swimming|
All swimming pools have lockers where you can store your valuables/clothes while swimming. The use of lockers is €0,50. This is a non refunadable fee. You have to pay cash.
FROM COUCH POTATO TO GO-GETTER!
Swimmers such as Michael Phelps always make an impression with their muscular and athletic physique. As well as fitness, strength plays an important role when competing at the top. That is the reason that many top swimmers spend hours in the gym working on their starting speed, explosive strength and stamina in addition to hours spent in the pool. Train daily swimming for free, or join in with the sessions at the Aquamania student organisation in Leiden. For a training routine focused on improving your swimming fitness, come to the gym.
FITNESS SCHEDULE TO FIT
Swimming uses practically every muscle in the body. Good strength training on dry land should be focused on improving the stamina and strength in arms and legs. Strong abdominal and back muscles are also important. For preference, use flexible cords or elastics. Using dumbbells, you can also practise the various swimming techniques. Customise your training to fit your swimming goals and the number of laps you swim during a competition. Ask our fitness instructors for a fitness schedule to fit your needs.