Grab a towel and join EXPEDITION SWIM for a fresh splash this summer!


You will help us to develop natural swimming places in the future. 



The latest news of EXPEDITION SWIM



1 - EXPEDITION SWIM is a research program about the future of outdoor swimming in the existing waters of Brussels.


2 - For the first time in decades you can jump into three of the many ponds of Brussels for a quick swim to cool down, for a water workout, or just for fun with friends and family.  


3 - EXPEDITION SWIM are three moments to test the swimming in three different ponds of Brussels: 1 the Neerpede pond in Anderlecht, 2 the pond of the Bois de la Cambre in the City of Brussels and 3 the pond of the Pêcheries Royales in Watermael-Boitsfort.


4 - At each pond, EXPEDITION SWIM will allow you to take a swim on two afternoons in a delimited swimming zone of 25 x 25 m.


5 - Swimming in these ponds will be exceptionally permitted during EXPEDITION SWIM as test and for research purposes. Swimming remains strictly forbidden at all other times and places.


6 - There is more than swimming at EXPEDITION SWIM! Learn about the ponds and their surroundings or simply relax in the sun. Definitely share your impressions with the test supervisors of K.A.K. who will care for an unforgettable test experience!


7 - Swimming during EXPEDITION SWIM is free and open to everyone. However, the number of swimmers will be limited, so make sure to inscribe on time! Inscriptions will start in July via our website. 


8 - The water quality of the three ponds will be monitored regularly by Bruxelles Environment. Swimming will only be allowed when the water quality meets the official standards! 


9 - EXPEDITION SWIM is possible thanks to the support of the Minister for Environment, Bruxelles Environnement, the City of Brussels, the communes of Anderlecht and Watermael-Boitsfort and Sport Brussel!


10 - Make sure to subscribe for our newsletter or follow us Facebook and Instagram on to stay up-to-date! On our News blog you will find regular updates.


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