Learning to float and losing your fear of water. These are the objectives of the swimming classes for international students currently running in De Bongerd swimming pool.
Photo: Remo Wormmeester
Since the beginning of February this opportunity to familiarize themselves with water has been available to students from countries where learning to swim is not part of the culture. Sports association Thymos and swimming club Wageningse Watervrienden developed two courses that can lead to a certificate. Student Yufei Wang, student council member for S&I, recently got into the pool for the third time. There are four other international students in her group and, surprisingly enough, one Dutch student too, says Wang.