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The latest news of G.B.D. Calamari

Swimming pool is open again!!

Yes, here we go again!! The pool is open for usage again!!We will resume our swimming, diving, underwater hockey and snorkeling from May 27th. Register for practice using the calendar on the website.There are a few more Corona measures. Make sure you have read the new protocol carefully. You can find this in the website menu under 'COVID info'. These are the most important new rules:

The new PD is here!!

The new Perioduikje has been made by our hardworking PDactie. This stunning may edition features nteresting articles, fun comics, beautiful photos and a delicious recipe. So keep an eye out because the Perioduikje is coming your way.

Protocol for responsible use of the swimming pool

We are allowed to use the swimming pool again, although under strict conditions. A protocol has been drawn up which contains all the rules to which we have to comply. The protocol is available on the website, and can be found under the menu button "Download". This part of the website is only visible if you are logged in. The protocol is available in English and Dutch. By changing the language of the website in the top right corner, you can find the protocol in the respective language.

Stichting ANEMOON

Foundation ANEMOON ANEMOON is a foundation that conducts research on marine (and freshwater) life using a big group of volunteers, including divers, who register their observations. One of their primary goals is following the changes in our ecosystems and finding out the best way to protect them. In the past Calamari has already worked together with ANEMOON where we provided them with data of our sightings during dives. In recent years however the contact has become less active. That is why this year we are going to try to bring new life to the relationship between Calamari and foundation...

Korfball practice

Since the pool is closed, we have been given the option to organise practices outside. Of course we immediately jumped to the opportunity!On Mondays we want to offer some different sports. For that reason we did Ultimate Frisbee for a while. Stating Monday May 3rd we will continue the next sport: korfball! Over a few weeks, we will prepare you to participate in the Korfball League!

Training has started again!!

Hopefully, you all had a great summer holiday! The academic year has started again, and that means that the WAS has opened again. We are allowed to train again at our normal times (Monday from 8:45 PM and Thursday from 6:00 PM), but the rules and measures we had before the holiday will mostly remain. This also means that we will be working with a registration system for each training. As before, you must register on the site at least 24 hours before the start of the training.

Message from the underwaterhockeycommission

Upcoming year the UWH-committee is looking for a new member. Are you enthusiastic about underwater hockey and would you like to organize various workshops at schools and set up a plan for an underwaterhockey tournament in Groningen? We want you!Send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloak733df1729af59512951d99adb5a288dd').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy733df1729af59512951d99adb5a288dd =...

Diving after relaxations & renting club equipment

We have been allowed to dive outside for a little while, of course always subjected to the current NOB and RIVM guidelines. It is also possible to rent club material again. You must request this in advance from the Materials Commissioner, in order to assign you a dive set. This set will be hung separately in the hok for 72 hours after use. For the current rules of G.B.D. Calamari regarding the course and equipment usage rules, I would like to refer you to the protocol.

KEI-week Sports market 2020

Calamari will be present at the online version of the yearly sports market during the Keiweek. Are you interested in our association, and do you have burning questions, or do you just want to know more?  Make sure to go online during our Q&A session on august the 14th at 13.30. The link to the Q&A platform will be made available on the website as soon as possible.

First certifications of the season obtained!

When the corona virus forced us to put a halt to the open water course in the swimming pool in April, we did not expect to issue any diving certificates this season. Fortunately, we were able to re-enter the pool in June and in July the first open water course dives were done in the Veenmeer. With a lot of effort, enthusiasm, and the help of our lovely instructors, a few members who started the open water course last year have obtained their diving certificate. Congratulations!
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