History of the team

The Team was established in 1984, and the following year joined the ISST (International Schools Sports Tournament) Championship, competing with other international schools of Brussels.

In 1995 the Team went even more international and joined the EFSL. The majority of the competitions we participate in are organised in Northern Europe (Belgium, Netherland, Germany, the UK), but long-distance meets and finals are organised with a rotation principle in any European country where there is a Team affiliated to the EFSL. The EFSL Championship runs every year from August till February, but the ESB Swimming Team participates only to competitions from mid September on.
Early in September we organise a non-residential pre-competition intensive training scheme, running over two consecutive week-ends. This is essential for swimmers after the summer break, and includes also non-swimming activities.
Towards the end of the season since 2003 we organise a Sprint Meet, a short-distance event where we meet with local Belgian swimming teams.
Regular training for our swimmers is compulsory, and swimmers can decide where they want to train. Our Coaches are involved as training Coaches in the courses that are organised by Cesame, the extra-curricular branch of activities organised by the Parents' Organisation of the European School of Uccle. The majority of our swimmers train with Cesame. The Team is a non-for-profit activity, and is financed through the yearly fees that are paid by swimmers. These fees make it possible to rent pools for our competitions, to pay Coaches, to pay the fee of our affiliation to the EFSL and alike.