G.S.Z.V. De Golfbreker

G.S.Z.V. De Golfbreker has been the student swimming club in Groningen since 1994. Furthermore, it is the largest, most successful, and most social student swimming club in the Netherlands. Next to the training hours in the Willem Alexander Sportcomplex, we have monthly drinks, many activities and we take part in the NSZK (Dutch Student Swimming Competition).

Training:

G.S.Z.V. De Golfbreker trains four times a week in the Willem Alexander Sportcomplex (WAS), where multiple trainers will help you to learn and improve various swim techniques. Our training times and location of the swimming pool can be found here. The level during the training hours is very diverse; you can continue your swimming career on a high level or just keep your body in shape and have fun.

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Competition

If you like to compete with other students, you can take part in the Dutch Student Swimming Competition (NSZK). There are four NSZKs every year, every time in a different (student) city. Between these four NSZKs you can compete with the top of swimming students in the Netherlands at the (open) Dutch Student Competition (NSK). In addition to the competitive aspect of the competitions, the social part guarantees a lot of fun. The highlight of the weekend is always an amazing party, after which we stay overnight at the organizing club. During these weekends together you get to know the other members very quickly.

Outside the pool:

Ook buiten het zwembad wordt er van alles georganiseerd. Zo hebben we één keer in de maand een borrel en organiseert onze activiteitencommissie meerdere malen per jaar een leuke activiteit, waarna er vaak ook geborreld wordt. Verder wordt je om de twee maanden op de hoogte gehouden van het wel en wee van de vereniging door ons verenigingsblad "De Golfpreker" en komt er eens per jaar de Almanak uit. Ook hier op de website is voortdurend al het nieuws, foto’s en een up to date overzicht van alle activiteiten en wedstrijden te vinden.

The first major activity of the season is the introduction weekend on Schiermonnikoog in September. The introduction weekend contains many fun activities and parties with many other Golfbrekers. Other special events are the Golfbreker Gala, a ski trip and the Batavierenrace. 

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Useful links:

Stichting NSZ: The student swimming competition, or NSZK for short, consists of four competitions and is for student swimmers from HBO and WO. For more information about the competitions and the overarching foundation go to: stichtingnsz.nl

KNZB Northern Netherlands:
The Koninklijke Nederlandse Zwembond is an organization that has been committed to promoting swimming in the Netherlands for 125 years. For matches and results from the Northern region go to: www.knzbnoord.nl