Take part in the 4-day swimming event

Published: 13 September 2019Modified: 19 September 2019

During the Autumn Break from 21 to 25 October 2019 The Hague’s swimming pools will organise the 'Zwem4daagse', an annual event. Take part by swimming laps.

The Zwem4daagse is a sports activity for the entire family. It is also a good reason to be active and for children it’s a good way to work on their swimming skills.

Swimming laps?

During the Zwem4daagse you can choose to swim laps in 1 specific swimming pool: Het Hofbad, De Houtzagerij, De Blinkerd, Overbosch, Zuiderpark or De Waterthor.


During the Autumn Break from Monday, 21 October to Friday, 25 October 2019. The time slots differ per swimming pool.

    Time slots per swimming pool (during the day)

    Zwemtijden per bad
    Swimming pool Time slots (Monday to Friday)
    Blinkerd 11.00 - 15.00 hrs. (Mon, Thu & Fri), 12.00 - 17.00 hrs. and 20.45 - 22.00 hrs. (Tue) and 12.00 - 13.00 hrs. and 19.00 - 21.30 hrs. (Wed)
    Waterthor 8.30 - 10.30 hrs.
    Hofbad 11.00 - 12.30 hrs. (only Wedneseday from 10.00 - 11.30 hrs.)
    Zuiderpark 8.30 - 10.00 hrs.
    Houtzagerij 15.00 - 17.00 hrs. (only Tuesday from 14.30 - 16.00 hrs.)
    Overbosch 8.15 - 9.45 hrs. (not on Friday)

    Who is it for?

    Everybody who has at least an A swimming certificate.


    A card costs € 10. Children younger than 16 years and seniors 65+ pay € 7.50.


    You can register by 21 October through the website van de zwem4daagse.

    Which distances can you swim?

    The swimming distances which you can swim are:

    • 250 metres per day (10 laps of 25 metres)
    • 500 metres per day (20 laps of 25 metres)
    • 1,000 metres per day (40 laps of 25 metres)

    Good to know

    • You choose which stroke you want to swim.
    • You count your laps yourself.

    It is up to you to swim your laps each day of the event. The staff at the swimming pools will encourage the participants as much as they can. If you took part in at least 4 days of the Zwem4daagse, you will get a medal. You are also allowed to swim 5 days.