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).
G.S.Z.V. De Golfbreker trains four times a week in the Willem Alexander Sportcomplex (HIS-complex), 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.
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:
A lot of things are organized outside the swimming pool. For example, once a month we have a drink in our regular pub Tram 13 (Gelkingestraat 13) and our activity committee organizes several times a year a fun activity. Furthermore, every two months you will be kept informed of the ups and downs of the association by our association magazine "De Golfpreker" and the Almanac will come out once a year. Again on the website, you can find all the news, photos and an up-to-date overview of all activities and competitions.
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.
Foundation NSZK: De studentswimmingcompetition, in short NSZK, consists of four competitions and is for swimming students, studying at a university or UAS. More information on competitions and the foundation can be found on: stichtingnszk.nl
KNZB Noord: The Royal Dutch Swimming Federation (KNZB) is the national governing body for Swimming, Water Polo, Diving, Synchronised Swimming and Open Water in the Netherlands. Competitions and results from the Northern region can be found on: www.knzbnoord.nl