I struggled at first to find a groove in Rotterdam but after joining the David Lloyd Rotterdam Centrum I was able to get back to swimming regular laps. It’s a little small but if I was able to make it during the day it would be almost empty.
I paid one visit to the Van Maanenbad. This is a grand deep old pool but the lap swimming hour was so busy and frantic I decided not to return.
My swimming regret is not trying the lake in Kralingse Bos. It’s a beautiful park with trails that I used to run regularly but I never made it into the water.
My time in Rotterdam ended with a 1km swim in a canal for the Like2Swim. It was a great event that I would love to do again some day.