Swimmingpool Haags Hopje uses the following qualifications

  • The Frog Diploma
  • The Dolphin Diploma
  • The Orca Diploma
  • Swimming diploma A
  • Swimming diploma B
  • Swimming diploma C

Zwembad Haags Hopje follows 5 steps to get to diploma C:

  • Step 1. Frog and dolphin diploma in the Villa (daily, lessons of 45 min.)
  • Step 2. Orca diploma (Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday in the Villa and on Thursday in de Blinkerd)
  • Step 3. Practice and diploma swimming A in the Blinkerd (Thursday and Friday)
  • Step 4. Practice and diploma swimming B in Overbosch (Monday evening)
  • Step 5. Practice and diploma swimming C in Overbosch (Monday evening)

The Frog Diploma:

kikker-zwemdiploma For the frog diploma we test the following points:

– Blowing bubbles
– Splashing and moving in the water
– Jumping into the water without cork screw
– Face in the water
– Counting fingers underwater
– The cork screw breaststroke
– Backstroke with cork screw
– Floating belly with cork screw
– Floating on the back with cork screw

The Dolphin Diploma:

Dolfijn ZwemdiplomaThe dolphin diploma is based on the following points:

– Breaststroke without cork screw
– Backstroke without cork screw
– Front crawl without cork screw
– Back crawl without cork screw
– Turning from the belly to the back
– Swimming through a hole
– The belly float without cork screw
– Floating on the back without cork screw
– Treading water
– Swimming with clothes

The Orca diploma

Orca diplomaFor the Orca diploma we apply the points that apply to the A diploma
– Water treading, breast and back stroke with clothes
– Breast and back stroke, breast and back crawl, floating and water treading in swimwear

The official ABC diploma:

Learning to swim in our water rich country is of vital importance. We live not only near water, but we also like to enjoy and explore the water. Therefore it is a necessity that all children learn to swim early on. The basis of learning to swim is the Swim-ABC, a passport for lifelong swimming and water fun.

At Swim-ABC level, in the beginning, a lot of attention is put into making the children comfortable with the water. This is a very important period. Herein lays the foundation for learning to swim. Children learn to float on the chest and back, take to the water and climb out, turning from back to chest, going underwater, viewing underwater and searching.

These exercises make sure kids know the water and start to feel comfortable in there. Many exercises are presented in game because for young children that is the best way to learn something. As such, do not think that the child just playing in the water. Each game has a purpose. After this period of acclimatization is the time for the next phase: the swimming strokes.

At Swim-ABC level, children learn four swimming strokes from the beginning: single backstroke, breaststroke, front crawl and back crawl. In addition to the swimming strokes, the children will be also given various exercises in deep water, such as different ways of going in the water, swimming underwater, climbing and scrambling on a raft and on the side of the pool as well as going to the bottom

Since October 1998, everyone who teaches swimming in the Netherlands is trained for the Swim-ABC diplomas. If all three diplomas, A, B and C, have been achieved, it establishes the ability to swim safely. The Swim-ABC stands for a child-friendly way to learn to swim where security plays a prominent role and provides all the skills everyone needs today when swimming in subtropical water parks and activities as well as swimming in open water. The Swim-ABC has a logical structure, allowing students to achieve any degree and more with safety. The swimming strokes are not central, but it is safety and moving freely in the water under all circumstances that are important.

Swimming Hague Hopje is a recognized training – and Examination Institute and we are authorized to issue the National Swimming Certificate. 

Diploma A

Dressed (T-shirt with long sleeves, long pants and shoes)

  • Going to the water from a certain height with a footstep forward; after coming up
  • 15 seconds of water treating, followed by
  • 12.5 meters of swimming, you can choose from breaststroke, backstroke, front crawl or back crawl.
  • climb independently from the water on the side, possibly with a floating object.

Swimwear

  • Going on the water with a jump (diving is preferred), immediately followed by (without coming up)
  • Swimming underwater through the hole in a vertical sail hanging in the water, located at 3 meters from the (start) side.
  • 25 meters breaststroke, followed by
  • 25 meters of single backstroke followed by
  • 25 meters breaststroke, interrupted by 1 x foot-bottom, followed by
  • 25 meters of single backstroke.
  • 5 meter front crawl
  • 5 meter back crawl
  • Some strokes swim on the belly, followed by
  • floating for 5 seconds on the stomach, followed by a few meters of breaststroke, after which
  • Half turn to supine position, followed by
  • 10 seconds of floating on the back.
  • Going on the water with a jump of your choice, followed by 60 seconds of water treating with the use of arms and legs, in which 2 times, a watertight twist is made around the longitudinal axis.

The costs for diploma swimming are €35 ,-

Diploma B

Dressed (T-shirt with long sleeves, long pants and shoes)

  • Going backwards into the water (jumping is not allowed)
  • 15 seconds of water treating, followed by
  • 50 meters of swimming, swimming stroke of your choice, interrupted by swimming 1 time under a floating object and independently climbing out of the water on the side.

Swimwear

  • Diving from the shore, immediately followed by (without coming up)
  • Swimming underwater through the hole in a vertical sail hanging in the water, which is 6 meters from the (start) side.
  • 25 meters breaststroke, followed by
  • 25 meters of single backstroke followed by
  • 25 meters breaststroke, followed by
  • 25 meters of single backstroke followed by
  • 25 meters breaststroke, followed by
  • 25 meters of single backstroke, interrupted by twice a half turn around the longitudinal axis (from back to abdomen and from abdomen to back).
  • 10 meter front crawl
  • 10 meter back crawl
  • Jump into the water with a jump of your choice followed by
  • driving for 15 seconds on the back, followed by
  • 5 meters of head movement on the back with the use of arms (pry) in the direction of a floating object, followed by
  • keep floating for 20 seconds using a floating object (HELP).
  • Going to the water with a jump of your choice, 60 seconds of water treating with moving in multiple directions with the use of arms and legs, finishing with going foot wards to the bottom.

The costs for diploma swimming are €35 ,-

Diploma C

Dressed (T-shirt with long sleeves, long pants, shoes and jacket with long sleeves)

  •  Going out of the water with a roll forward, connecting
  • 15 seconds of treading water, followed by
  • continue to float for 30 seconds (HELP) using a device followed by
  • Moving 5 meters on the back with the use of arms (pry).
  • Going water with a jump in which the head remains above water, connecting
  • 100 meters of swimming, swimming stroke of your choice, interrupted by swimming 1 time under a floating object and 1 time climbing over a floating object and independently climbing from the water on the side.
  • Going to the water with a jump of your choice, a few strokes of swimming, connecting
  • 1 meter in front of a vertical sail hanging under water and swimming underwater through the hole.

Swimwear

  • Diving from the shore, immediately followed by (without coming up)
  • swimming underwater through the hole in a vertically suspended sail that is 6 meters from the (start) side, then
  • come to the surface, orientate and emerge in a kind of wak.
  • 75 meters breaststroke, interrupted by making a corner dive towards the bottom, followed by
  • 75 meters of single backstroke.
  • 15 meter front crawl
  • 15 meter back crawl
  • Going on the water with a jump of your choice, followed by 30 seconds of water treating with moving in multiple directions, using arms and legs, and 15 seconds of floating on the back, followed by 30 seconds of water treating with legs.

The costs for diploma swimming are €35 ,-