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The Orcas Swim Team

For swimmers from 6-16, the Orcas swim team is great group and such a confidence booster!  They practice at the Brunssum pool each spring. Please see the current flyer for more information.    

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Snorkling in Benissa, Spain

The town of Benissa is set back from the coast, but take the road along the ridge overlooking the Mediterranean and you’ll find little signs indicating Calas, coves where you can find the water’s edge, swim, and perhaps snorkle a bit. This small stretch is a snorkler’s paradise lined completely with small coves and a […]

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AMAZING playground in Schinveld!!!

Privately owned and run, this HUGE playground has enclosed trampolines, a swimming pool, picnic areas, tons of play equipment, and a nice snack bar selling tostis, ice cream, and other treats for reasonable prices. Inexpensive (I think it’s just 1 Euro/kid) and fun, you can bring in your own food and stay all day in […]

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Indoor and Outdoor Swim Center in Wassenberg

Fairly new, the new Parcbad Wassenberg is not only reasonably priced, but has enough pools to keep everyone happy. This isn’t an over-the-top play center like Aquana, but inside, you’ll find the sports pool for the serious swimmers as well as a small children’s pool, a hot tub, sauna, plenty of place for big kids […]

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Hengelhoef – Family Play Park – Belgium

Reader Recommendation… One hour from GK… Hengelhoef Family Recreation AreaTulpenstraat 141Houthalen-Helchteren 3530, BelgiumT: 0032-89-382500 Huge indoor tropical swim center, indoor play center, outdoor beach area, biking trails, camping facilities, mini golf, kids club with disco, picnic grounds, parties available… Prices:Combined swim center and indoor play ground ticket: 8E/per person Prices for indoor swim center: Sat-Sun, […]

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JFC Brunssum Swimming Pool Hours

Ok, this is because I keep forgetting and I need to get this down before I lose this scrap of paper! Public Swim: Tues-Fri 1515-1830; Sat-Sun 1200-1600 Monday: (No public swim)0700-1200 Closed for cleaning1200-1400 Military/NATO Civ1400-1515 NSE Delegation Swim1515-1700 Closed1700-1800 Splash Europe1800-1830 VFR Ubach P1900-2100 Scuba JFC HQ2100-2230 Padi GK Tuesday:0700-0800 Lap Swimming0800-0900 Closed for […]

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Indoor/Outdoor Swim Center in Würselen

Recommended by a friend… Euregio Freizeitbad WürselenWilly-Brandt-Ring 100 52146 Würselen Open for Public Swimming: M-Th 1300-2000, Fri 1300-2100, Sat-Sun 1000-2100Prices: This place is an excellent place for families no matter what the weather outside. There are outdoor pools available as the weather allows, but there is plenty to do indoors to keep kids busy. […]

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Haus Hamacher – Café Restaurant, Swim and Mini-Golf

Neighbor’s recommendation… Café Restaurant Haus Hamacher Am Freibad 10 52538 Gangelt Telefon: (0 24 54) 14 14 Telefax: (0 24 54) 93 93 01Email: Haus.Hamacher@t-online.deWeb: Monday-Saturday 1100-2200 and Sunday 1000-2200 Seasonal Pool Hours Mon-Fri — 0600-1900 Tues 0600-2100 Sat-Sun and Holidays 0730-1900 Just go. This is a place you want to know about. Using […]

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