V.Z.V. Njord is licenced by the Nationale Raad Zwemveiligheid (national counsel for swimming safety) to provide lessons in for ABC swimming exams.
National Swimming Safety Standard (Zwem-ABC)
Swimming diploma A: Exam program diploma A
You have the skills for a swimming pool with any attractions. Diploma A is the first step to Diploma B and the total exam program Zwem-ABC.
Swimming diploma B: Exam program diploma B:
You have the skills for a swimming pool with attractions, such like waterslides, wave pool and rapid rivers. Diploma B is the intermediate step between diploma A to diploma C.
Swimming diploma C = National Swimming Safety Standard Exam program diploma C
The exam programs above are also available to download here: https://www.nrz-nl.nl/licentie-nationale-zwemdiplomas/downloads/
You have the skills for a swimming pool with attractions. Also you are able to swim in open water without current and big waves such like recreational lakes and rivers. With this diploma you meet the National Swimming Safety Standard requirements.
Dress code during exams and lessons:
The dress code is the same for swimming diplomas A and B. The clothing set contains: a long pants, a T-shirt, shirt or blouse with long sleeves and shoes. For swimming diploma C a jacket is added to the clothing package. The clothing need to be worn in all disciplines concerning "Survival" until the end of the lesson.
An exception to this is the exercise "Dressed under water and swimming through a hole in a vertical hanging sail" for diploma C. Here you swim without a jacket. The purpose of wearing clothing during the exams is to show that you can save yourself with everyday clothing in case you unexpectedly end up in the water. The choice of clothing is based on clothing that is worn outside during normal daily activities and is tailored to our Dutch climate. This also applies for shoes. Plastic, leather, cotton and sports shoes are allowed. Slippers and shoes without a real sole, such as slippers and surfing shoes, are not permitted.
For more information (in Dutch), please check out: www.allesoverzwemles.nl