DSZ WAVE is the student water polo, swimming and triathlon association for students in Delft. WAVE has about 300 members, many of which can be found every week in the pool. Pleasure and performance go hand in hand with WAVE, because regularly outside-the-pool activities are being organized in addition to sports activities. From the fastest swimmers and the best water polo players in the country to people who have not swum a match in their lives, all levels are present at WAVE! After most practices we share a drink at the bar in the pool, so you have plenty of opportunity to get to know your teammates and other members!
Water polo players train three times a week. There are four water polo teams. Our first team plays in the 3th division bond, whereas the second team plays in the 3rd district class. After a long time we are proud to say we also have a Ladies team added to our association! After two championships in a row, the team proudly plays in the 3nd district class. The last team we have is WAVE 4. This team consists of ladies and gentlemen who are new to the sport and play in the KNZB Student Competition, which is a tournament-like competition spread out over 5 days in the year. The absolute highlight of the Dutch student water polo is the WAVE Winter Tournament, every January. This tournament takes place across two days and received many enthusiastic teams from the Netherlands and beyond. On the Saturday night a big party is hosted for all participants!
For swimmers, there is the opportunity to train five times a week. During these practices we are working towards the five best races of the year: the NSZK’s (Dutch Students Swimming Competition) and the NKS (Dutch Student Championship). Any level is welcome here and having fun is just as important as the performance. To good use, every match is therefore ended with a big party. In addition, the league association is also being attended by WAVE’ers (of course you can continue to do so at your old club) as well as various other competitions, for instance open water swimming and ice-swimming.
For several years, WAVE also has a triathlon group. These enthusiasts represent WAVE also on the bike and the feet. Besides the swimming training is regarding cycling and running practices. In the summer months there is individual and team participated in various triathlon competitions. Moreover WAVE organizes a swim-run in the Delftse Hout every year; a competition in which almost 100 participants start to compete over 500 meters of swimming and five kilometers running.
Are you interested or do you want to know more? Check out our website, send an email to our secretary or drop by on a Thursday evening in the Badtrand!