Competitioncalender 2021-2022 available
In the calender the dates can be found. Please register these dates! The KNZB has made some changes to the competitions. We will inform you about this later on the site.
First off all, I would like to wish you all a happy new year.
Let's hope we can make some more training hours and competitions in 2022 than we did in 2021. Unfortunately, we can't swim yet, but I'm hopeful that we can start again soon.
In the meantime, the board and competition secretariat are not sitting still and things are happening behind the scenes, including checking and cleaning up our member database. At the last training of 2021 we handed out forms to verify the data in sportlink. Especially for members who have been a member for some time, this information is incomplete or incorrect and we would like to rectify that.
On the accompanying links you will find a form (pdf version, of word version) to pass on this information to us again. Please fill it in and send it to me (email@example.com). I will see to it that it is added to the membership administration.
Thank you in advance and hope to see you soon at the edge of the pool!
Secretaris ZV Torpedo
Brevet swim - Saturday 4th of December
The “brevet” swim will take place on Saturday 4th of December 2021. The brevet swim will take place instead of the regular Saturday morning training and is for all swimmers! Due to time, we will start a little earlier than usual:
- Warming-up: 07:15h
- Start: 07:30h
- End: 09:00h
Please register before 2 December by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- The first and last name of the participant(s)
- Which brevet you are participating in (new swimmers, see below)
During the swimming we will create a Sinterklaas atmosphere.
Have you never swum for a “brevet” before? No problem, read on below for more explanation.
You can see “brevet” swimming as a competition within the club to gain experience for real competitions. You swim in the competition pool, dive off the starting block and your time is recorded.
There are a total of 6 certifications (brevetten) to obtain. You get this by swimming at certain distances for certain times. There are 2 or 3 certification moments per year in which you can participate.
We do this because it's fun and to give the newer swimmers or swimmers who find it exciting a chance to 'get used' to the idea of a competition. Would love to have every swimmer there!
If you have never participated in the “brevet” swim before, register for certificate 1 (this means that you swim 25 meters for each stroke).
We need a number of volunteers to guide this, including timekeepers. No training is required for this, you do not need to be able to speak Dutch, you can simply register times with your own telephone or stopwatch. Register at email@example.com
Of course we do not know what the developments will be with regard to corona and any governmental measures that will follow. If there are any changes, we will inform you as soon as possible. In any case, the following applies:
- Do you have complaints, inform us and stay home
- All swimmers aged 18 or older must show a corona pass
- There is (unfortunately) no possibility for parents to come and watch (unless you sign up as a volunteer and are assigned!)
- Mouth cap is mandatory in the reception area of the pool.
- Updates to the measures will be shared before the swim
Until Saturday 4 December,
Do you also enjoy swimming and are you looking for a swimming club?
Sign up quickly for 2 trial training sessions!
See you soon in the swimming pool "de Lieberg"!
Trainers ZV Torpedo
(Updated November 15th, 2021)
Due to the new measures of 15 November, the following measures will apply until 3 December:
- Swimmers aged 18 and older are required to show a corona pass
- Unfortunately, no audience is allowed during the training sessions
- Mouth cap is not (yet) mandatory
- Are you sick or do you have complaints: STAY HOME!
Hopefully we can receive an audience again after December 3rd!
As the holiday has ended we will start regular training as of Tuesday 24th of August. As usual it's a complex puzzle to find the trainers with the available training hours, but for now we can start with the times as described below.
With exception of a small change on Saturday, the training hours are exactly the same as last season:
- Tuesday: 18:00 - 19:00 (competition pool)
- Wednesday: 17:30 - 18:30 (instruction & competition pool)
- Friday: 17:30 - 18:30 (competition pool)
- Saturday: 8:00 - 9:00 (instruction & competition pool)
Training during the summer holidays
Saturday 10th of July is the last training according to the normal schedule.
After Saturday the 10th there will only be training sessions in the competition pool on Wednesday and Saturday during the summer holidays. These trainings are accessible for all swimmers.
Wednesday: 17:30 - 18:30
Saturday: 08:00 - 09:00
From Monday 23rd of August, the training sessions will resume according to the normal schedule. Consultations are still going on between Optisport, Torpedo and the Robben, regarding the training times and days in the new season. We don't have a decision on this yet.
Have a nice holiday!
From Wednesday May 19th 2021, training will resume for all swimmers!
Registration and health check takes place at the entrance of the swimming pool. A maximum of 30 swimmers may be admitted per bath. The youth up to the age of 17 can train together.
Adults from 18 years old can be classified a maximum of 2 swimmers per lane. They receive the training on paper and have to swim it independently.
So it can happen that you get to the pool and the training is full. On Wednesdays and Saturdays we have 2 baths and the maximum number of swimmers is 60.
The following rules apply to all members:
- Face mask mandatory from the age of 13 in the swimming pool (hall, dressing room and in the swimming pool, NOT during training)
- You already have the swimwear on under your regular clothes. The dressing room is open. All clothing must be put in a sports bag and taken upstairs.
- Everyone is 1.5 meters away!!
- Wash your hands at the entrance to the pool.
- Follow all instructions from the trainers, volunteers, pool staff.
- Arrive on time, up to 15 minutes before training.
- If the training has started, you will unfortunately no longer be allowed this because of overview.
The full protocol is posted on our website here.
We wish you a lot of swimming fun!
Due to the enhanced regulations to prevent the spread of the corona virus in The Netherlands, the pool De Lieberg has been closed. This means that all swim trainings will be cancelled.
In January, after the 19th, we hope to see you all back in the pool!
Namens het bestuur,
Dear parents, carers and swimmers,
The swimmers are expected on Saturday morning at 07:30 in swimwear on the waterfront.
At 07:30 they have 15 minutes to swim in.
At 07:45 we start the Brevet swimming and are ready at 09:00.
Bring an extra towel or bathrobe because you have to wait in between.
You can also bring food and drinks.
If you have not registered, you do not have to come, there is no regular training.
And unfortunately we are still not allowed to receive spectators due to corona.
Until Saturday morning.
Dear swimmers and parents,
Paid parking at the swimming pool has become from 1 November 2020.
The costs for this are € 1.60 per hour and a day ticket costs
Paid parking applies from Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Do you take this into account if you come to the pool by car?
This prevents a fine.
Because there will be no more competitions this year, we will swim for brevet on Saturday 21 November and this year we will hold Club Championships for the first time.
The Club Championships will be held on Sunday afternoon December 13 from 14:00.
Both events are open to all swimming members, you do not need a starting permit.
So keep both dates free in your diary.
For the Club Championships we have medals and cups for the winners.
The registration forms will be online as soon as possible.
The trainer's staff
De wedstrijdagenda voor 2020-2021 is bekend. Wedstrijden worden gezwommen in mooie wedstrijdbaden met diverse verenigingen. Uiteraard is de agenda onder voorberhoud van de coronamaatregelen. We hopen op veel zwemplezier!
It worked! We have permission and training can begin on May 26th.
There are many things to be aware of, but the most important are the following points:
- Read the Corona Protocol and attached documents carefully. Information can be found here.
- Sign up for a training is mandatory and can be done here.
- Registration closes 4 hours before training start time
- Registration is only final if confirmed by the trainers
- Registrations will be checked at reception in the pool, not registered: no training
- Be on time, but no earlier than 10 minutes in advance
- Make sure you already have your swimsuit on before going to the pool
- Listen carefully to the volunteer's instructions
For every training we need 2 trainers and a volunteer. Volunteer takes care of
- registration at the door of (pre-registered) swimmers,
- that swimmers disinfect hands before entering the pool further
- When all swimmers are changed and in the pool, the door handles and stair railing are disinfected
- Disinfection of the door handles at the end of the training
We expect an enthusiastic group of volunteers to make this possible. No volunteer means no training !. You can register via firstname.lastname@example.org. When registering a parent, there will always be room for the son / daughter during the training.
Dear swimmers and parents,
Best wishes for 2020 with many enjoyable swimming competitions and PR’s.
Through this email we want to inform you about a number of important issues for the coming year. The most important message is that we urgently need help to move the club forward. This is necessary at all levels: trainers, time-keepers, competition secretariat, general competition support.
At the moment we have a hard time supplying enough time-keepers to competitions in which swimmers from Torpedo participate. When registering for club competitions, minors, juniors and youth competitions, Torpedo is required to supply a number of ctime-keepers. This rule will now be effectively applied in 2020: no time-keepers = no competitions. What is new in 2020 is that if insufficient time-keepers are supplied (or do not show up during the competition), 7 swimmers will not be allowed at the next competition.
As requested during the ALV, we have dedicated a webpage on this function with much more detailed information.
Torpedo is required to have a trainer at the side of the pool when there are swimmers in the water. The schedule for the trainers is currently quite full, and there is little room in this schedule. To compensate for the current shortage of trainers, we have already found the older swimmers willing to support some training sessions (for which we are very grateful). However, in the event of illness or impediment, training sessions are unfortunately canceled or less effective training sessions can be given. Ultimately, this is at the expense of the performance of our swimmers.
Annie and Kimberley are currently the two people committed to this task. Here too we are looking for additional support.
Torpedo will have to organize two consecutive competitions in the coming period (22nd and 29th of March). For this, many volunteers are needed, not only at the edge of the pool (pool construction, walking cards, delivering drinks), but more important: especially in preparation (compiling competitions, printing tickets, cutting, placing in order, etc.). This is a big job where we have to prepare everything under time pressure.
Although we already have a fantastic group of volunteers who work for the swimmers on a weekly basis, this group is currently too small and we really need reinforcement! Older swimmers, parents, grandfathers and grandmothers, speak to a trainer, time-keeper or board member and sign up to make it possible for our swimmers to achieve great results!
On behalf of the trainers, competition secretariat, board and all swimmers,
The information for new meet swimmers, as shown in the presentation this morning, is here
Dear swimmers, trainers, parents and volunteers,
Optisport has requested us to share the following message with you. The message is in Dutch, but as summary: As of January 1st 2019, the swimming pool "de Lieberg" will be smoke free. This includes the entry and terrasses. In case you would like to smoke, please smoke outside the view of the children.
As club we do support this message.
Full message below:
Hilversum, 12 september 2018
Optisport richt zich steeds meer op gezondheid. We geven kinderen het goede voorbeeld als zij bij ons te gast zijn op de locatie. Dit betekent dat we ons terrein rookvrij maken. Op dinsdag 19 juni heeft Optisport een overeenkomst ondertekent met Alliantie Nederland Rookvrij en zijn we officieel partner van de Rookvrije Generatie.
Wat verandert er? Vanaf 1 januari 2019 is Optisport Hilversum net als alle andere Optisport accommodaties in Nederland en België rookvrij. Iedereen is en blijft welkom op onze locatie, ook rokers! We vragen rokers om buiten het zicht van kinderen en buiten het terrein te roken. De entree en plekken binnen ons terrein, zoals het terras zijn rookvrij.
Waarom op weg naar rookvrij? Zien roken, doet roken. Als kinderen anderen zien roken lijkt dat normaal en misschien zelfs aantrekkelijk. Zeker als zij mensen zien roken naar wie zij opkijken zoals andere sporters, zweminstructeurs en ouders. Daarnaast is meeroken zowel binnen als buiten schadelijk, met name voor kinderen. Ook in de buitenlucht kunnen kinderen in aanraking komen met tabaksrook. Door een rookvrij terrein voorkomen we dit. Kijk op www.rookvrijegeneratie.nl/sport voor meer informatie.
Rookvrije Generatie De beweging ‘op weg naar een Rookvrije Generatie’ werkt toe naar een samenleving waarin we opgroeiende kinderen beschermen tegen tabaksrook en de verleiding om te gaan roken. Iedere week raken honderden kinderen in ons land verslaafd aan roken. Ieder kind is er één teveel. We streven ernaar dat kinderen niet meer in de verleiding komen om te gaan roken. Daarvoor is het nodig dat we samen het goede voorbeeld geven en de omgeving waar kinderen veel komen rookvrij maken. Dagelijks bezoeken veel kinderen onze accommodaties tijdens zwemles, recreatief zwemmen, om te sporten bij de sportvereniging of om te spelen en bewegen bij Avontura of Krazy Kangaroo. Daarom draagt een rookvrij Optisport bij aan het realiseren van de Rookvrije Generatie.
Wij hopen op de medewerking van onze huurders, om zich samen met Optisport sterk te maken voor een gezonde omgeving voor kinderen!
Met vriendelijke groet,
Locatiemanager Optisport Hilversum