Separate swimming times for vulnerable groups

Published: 25 September 2020Modified: 9 October 2020

3 swimming pools in The Hague will offer swimming times for vulnerable groups as of 28 September. These times are meant for seniors and people who are at risk of becoming ill from the coronavirus.

The number of coronavirus infections in The Hague is continuing to rise. This is why new measures have gone into effect. Establishing special swimming times for vulnerable groups is part of the measures.

Times and locations

As of 28 September swimming times are reserved for vulnerable groups in De Blinkerd, Overbosch and De Waterthor. They can do recreational swimming during these times. Sometimes they can also take part in Fifty fit lessons (special lessons for people over the age of 50 years).

De Blinkerd swimming pool

Tuesday from 14.30 to 15.30 hrs.
Fifty fit will also be given in a section of the pool during this time.

Overbosch swimming pool

Monday from 15.00 to 16.00 hrs.

De Waterthor swimming pool

Wednesday from 12.00 to 12.55 hrs.
Fifty fit will also be given in a section of the pool during this time. The Fifty fit lesson is fully booked.

Swimming rules

The 1.5-metre social distancing rule is in effect for all visitors during these swimming times, both in the water as well as out of it. The municipality trusts that only people from these vulnerable groups will make use of these special times.


You do not need to register separately for these hours. To do recreational swimming you can pay a 1-time admission fee or use your swimming subscription. Would you like to join a Fifty fit lesson? Look at Fifty fit for more information on rates and subscriptions.

Safe swimming

Outside of the swimming times for vulnerable groups everyone is welcome in all of the swimming pools. Check the opening hours for The Hague’s swimming pools. Of course the rules to limit the spread of the coronavirus remain in force so that all residents of The Hague can swim as safely as possible.

Also see: Swimming and swimming pools