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Come and have a swim

The VUB swimming pool has a large 25-metre pool and a small 12-metre pool.

Keen to swim on your own? You are welcome during public opening hours, with or without a sports card.
All info on opening hours and rates

Schools, clubs, organisations and other sports groups (including groups of friends who want to train together) can rent the large and/or small pool by the hour during specific time slots. At the moment we have slots for competitive swimming, water polo, underwater hockey, synchronised swimming, school swimming lessons and aquagym, among others. 

You do not have to be a member of a club or school to book one of these time slots. If, for example, you are unable to access the pool during the public opening hours because your water activity is not permitted or cannot be practised properly, you can rent a lane or pool through a user agreement during school or club hours. This is the case for aqua jogging, swimming with flippers, swimming for persons with disabilities or group swimming for young people aged 16 and under.

Studenten aan het zwemmen in het zwembad van Campus Etterbeek

Main pool

The main pool is 25 metres long, has 5 lanes and a depth that gradually increases from 1 to 3 metres. At the deep end there is a starting block for each lane. Subject to availability, this pool can be rented by the lane or in full.

School and club hours:

  • Monday to Friday: from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Monday to Thursday: from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday: from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Kinderen aan het zwemmen tijdenskinderdagverblijf in het zwembad van Campus Etterbeek

Small pool

The small pool is 12 metres by 7 metres and has a moveable floor that can be adjusted from 15 cm to 2 m in depth, according to the activity. The temperature of the water and air are set slightly higher than in the large pool. This makes it suitable for more sensitive user groups: from infants to toddlers, seniors and persons with disabilities. The small pool can be rented at the following times.

School and club hours:

  • Monday to Friday: from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (except on Wednesdays from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., when our in-house swimming school Swimove uses the pool)
  • Saturday: from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Renting a lane in the large pool is only possible during school hours.
During club hours you need to rent the full pool (large and/or small).
During non-school hours the clubs or renters must provide their own qualified lifeguard to ensure the safety and comfort of the users. 

For individual rentals by the hour, at least one of the users must have a valid sports card. You can request individual rentals a maximum of 3 times. Renting a lane separately is only possible when a VUB lifeguard is present outside the public opening hours, so only during time slots reserved for schools.

For user agreements a sports card is not required.

Rates pool/lane

VUB students and staff
During school hours: 

On week days from 8AM to 12 and from 2PM to 5PM 

Large pool per lane € 16.8/hour
Large pool (full) € 75.1/hour
Small pool € 58.9/hour

During school hours a qualified lifeguard is provided by VUB Sport.

During club hours: 

From Monday to Thursday from 9PM to 10PM and on Friday from 5PM to 10PM. 

Large pool (full) € 114.2/hour
Small pool € 89.4/hour

 

On weekends: 

Outside of the public hours: on Saturday from 9am to 12pm and from 4pm to 9pm, on Sunday from 9am to 10am and from 2pm to 9pm.

   
Large pool (full) € 144.8/hour
Small pool € 113.2/hour

 

At other times, during public hours, you cannot rent a swimming lane or pool, but you can come and swim individually with a pool ticket or multi session card.

 

 

Rates pool/lane

VUB alumni
During school hours: 

On week days from 8AM to 12 and from 2PM to 5PM 

Large pool per lane €25.7/hour
Large pool (full) € 114.2/uur
Small pool € 89.4/uur

During school hours a qualified lifeguard is provided by VUB Sport.

During club hours: 

From Monday to Thursday from 9PM to 10PM and on Friday from 5PM to 10PM. 

Large pool (full) € 114.2/uur
Small pool € 89.4/uur

 

On weekends: 

Outside of the public hours: on Saturday from 9am to 12pm and from 4pm to 9pm, on Sunday from 9am to 10am and from 2pm to 9pm.

   
Large pool (full) € 144.8/uur
Small pool € 113.2/uur

 

At other times, during public hours, you cannot rent a swimming lane or pool, but you can come and swim individually with a pool ticket or multi session card.

Rates pool/lane

Others
Large pool per lane € 32.8/hour
Large pool (full) € 144.8/hour
Small pool € 113.2/hour

 

Rentals are possible

  • during school hours: on weekdays from 8AM to 12 and 2PM to 5PM. During school hours, a qualified lifeguard of VUB Sport is present. 
  • during the club hours: from Monday to Thursday from 9PM to 10PM, on Friday from 5PM to 10PM, on Saturday from 9AM to 12 and from 4PM to 9PM, and on Sunday from 9AM to 10AM and from 2PM to 9PM. During club hours, clubs and renters must ensure the presence of a qualified lifeguard (mandatory).

Exercise and Sports

VUB Main Campus Etterbeek
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Elsene
Building L, VUB Sports Complex
More info
Wist je dat het VUB-zwembad werd gerenoveerd met de steun van een aantal partners? 

De renovatie van het VUB-zwembad kostte 8 miljoen euro. Meer dan de helft daarvan zijn overheidsbijdragen afkomstig van onder meer het Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, de Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie en de Vlaamse Gemeenschap. Ook het Europees Fonds voor Regionale Ontwikkelingen (EFRO) gaf een aanzienlijke financiële ondersteuning met Europese en Brusselse middelen. Donateurs, alumni en talrijke private sponsors (International School of Brussels, FPIM, Yakult, IPG, Vivaqua en Chaudfontaine) waren ook belangrijke partners bij de realisatie van het vernieuwde VUB-zwembad.

- idealiter zou er ook een foto moeten bijkomen met alle logo's vd sponsors - te bekijken!