Welcome at the website of A.S.Z.V. SPONS! Since the 22nd of January 1997, SPONS has been the student swimming association of Amsterdam. We focus not only on water and swimming, but also highly appreciate other physical and social activities!

SPONS is a swimming association, but also a student association. You can train four times a week, but we also like to have some drinks afterwards in one of our regular places near the Marnix pool. The best combination of swimming, racing, a lot of fun with your fellow members and partying, are the NSZK-matches. Those matches are organized by the eleven student swimming associations of the Netherlands. Four times a year, we all get together to determine who has the fastest swimmers, get a bite to eat together and finish a perfect day with an even better party.

Besides trainings and matches, there are other activities SPONS-members like to enjoy. A few of those are the introductionweekend in the fall, the Christmas dinner, an annual dance, ice-skating, karaoke and the end-of-year party.

To join the SPONS-trainings, you have to become a member of SPONS and make sure you buy an endurance swimming subscription at the USC front desks of Universum, PCH Fitness en Amstelcampus sport & fitness. For more information, see “Training”.

Swimming is an ideal way to stay healthy and get some much needed exercise in your student life! You can sign up the entire year or participate in a try-out training (see “Training”) twice before becoming a member. You can also send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request a try-out, or get some more information about SPONS.

We hope to see you soon in the pool!