Business: In 5 Steps to the Start

On Sunday, September 8th, we will once again dive into the Amsterdam canals with as many people as possible during the Amsterdam City Swim. Whether you are an experienced participant or joining for the first time, please carefully read the following information before you register.

In 5 steps to the start:


1. How you can participate: Business Team or Wave Sponsor

You are invited to participate in a Business Team or Wave Sponsor team because you are associated with the company or because you will be participating with a group of colleagues in the Amsterdam City Swim. The company captain shares a unique link with which you can register for free in the company team.

2. Choose your type of Swim

Will your company participate in the same Swim, or will you choose a different distance?

  • Classic Swim: A 2.1 kilometer long route, open to participants from 15 to 99 years old.
  • Short Swim: A shorter route of 700 meters, also for participants from 15 to 99 years old.
  • Junior Swim: Are you 18 years or older and want to participate with your (grand)child, neighbor's daughter, nephew, niece, or another junior? Then you can join the Junior Swim, specially designed for younger swimmers from 10 to 14 years old, covering a distance of 700 meters. As part of a company team, you register yourself and raise sponsorship money. In August, you will receive an email from us to provide the junior's details so that we can complete the entire registration.


3. Determine your swimming level

Provide your* expected swimming time:

You will be automatically assigned to the company unless you are a competitive swimmer. You can always adjust your swimming level in your profile.

*For the Junior Swim, choose the expected swimming time of the Junior.


4. Complete your registration

Follow all the steps, make a starting donation if desired, and then your registration is final. You will receive a confirmation email with access to the ACS Platform for updates and fundraising. We ask all participants to commit to raising a minimum target amount of €250 for the ALS Foundation.

▸ Returning swimmer? Please first login


5. Get started and stay informed

  • In the confirmation email, you will find a link to the private section of our website. Once logged in, you can find additional information to prepare yourself well (available from mid-March), such as training schedules, ACS promotional materials, and fundraising tips. As we approach September 8th, we will share more information.
  • You can also adjust your profile and page in the meantime, write and share blogs with your followers, view your donations, change your swimming level, adjust your target amount, upload photos and videos to your page, etc.
  • Follow our social media channels (only posts in Dutch) to stay informed about the latest ACS news, and you will also receive important updates by email.
  • You will receive your start time and wave number in mid-August, and your e-ticket at the beginning of September.
  • You will receive your swimming necessities on September 8th at the event (during registration; these will not be sent in advance).
  • Supporters are welcome along the route and in the finish area, tickets are needed for the festival site.
  • Check the FAQ for all questions; if your question is not listed, please contact us:

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Good luck with your preparations and fundraising!