Competitive swimming

At swimming club AZL, you can also take part in competitive swimming. During training sessions, you will work on your starting technique, different swimming strokes and turning points, muscle build and fitness. During competitions in the region, you can measure your strength against other swimmers. Will you be the fastest and go home with a medal?
If you have at least swimming diploma B, you are welcome to join competitive swimming. In the competition team, you will learn to swim the freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke even better than in swimming lessons. And we will teach you the butterfly stroke. We also pay a lot of attention to how to start and turn quickly. Soon you will notice that you will swim much neater and above all much faster. And that, of course, is super cool!

Trial swim

Do you want to find out whether competitive swimming is your sport? Then come and train with us. Before you become a member, you can try swimming three times for free. This is possible on Monday evenings and Saturday afternoons in De Fluit.

If you want to come and try out swimming, register by e-mail at Mention in your e-mail your name, place of residence, age and in which pool you want to come for a trial swim.


If, after three trial swims, you are interested in competition swimming, sign up as a member and register for competition swimming.


Once registered, you can come and train on different days and times.


Contributions are collected by direct debit. For an up-to-date overview of the membership fee, please check the AZL website under downloads.


Participation in competition

AZL is part of the starting community ‘SG de Vliet’. This is a partnership of three clubs: AZL from Leidschendam, AVZV from Voorburg and RZV Excelsior from Rijswijk. Under the name SG de Vliet, we swim the competitions.

You will receive information about the (compulsory) competitions after registration and this can always be found on the SG de Vliet website


During competitions, we wear clubwear, consisting of an SG de Vliet shirt, sports shorts, swimming cap and bag. Clubwear can be ordered via the SG de Vliet website.

For more information about SG de Vliet’s competition team, download the competition booklet.